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Newcastle and Gateshead

Vibrant, welcoming, historic and cosmopolitan – this is the land of the Geordies

Welcome to Newcastle and Gateshead!

Newcastle-Gateshead has transformed itself into one of Europe’s most exciting places and it’s no surprise that for four consecutive years Newcastle-Gateshead was voted the nation’s favourite English city-break destination in The Guardian/Observer Travel Awards. You’ll be amazed at how much is on offer, whatever your tastes. World-class culture, vibrant nightlife, award-winning dining, inspiring heritage, fantastic shopping and acclaimed architecture in a region infused by the famous Geordie spirit, ever-present warmth and an infectious sense of humour.

With fantastic shopping at Eldon Square, one of the UK’s largest city centre shopping complexes, and Gateshead’s Metrocentre offering visitors heaps of choice as Europe’s largest indoor shopping and leisure complex, you might have trouble deciding where to start! The Quayside is a spectacular area day and night with the iconic Gateshead Millennium Bridge, the world’s first tilting bridge, linking Newcastle and Gateshead for pedestrians and cyclists. The BALTIC is an art lover’s dream, whilst Newcastle’s array of riverside bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants, paired with The Sage Gateshead’s diverse programme of musical events, ensure you’ll be well catered for.

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Pubs in the North East with beer gardens and roof terraces – where to enjoy a drink in the sun

Pubs in the North East with beer gardens and roof terraces – where to enjoy a drink in the sun

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