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 If you're only in this region for a while...

If you're only in this region for a while...

With so much to see and do in Newcastle-Gateshead, you may run out of time – so try this for a whistle-stop tour...

Baltic

Baltic

Expect a dynamic, diverse and international programme of contemporary visual art, with a changing calendar of exhibitions and activities designed to give a unique and compelling insight into contemporary artistic practice.

Barluga

Barluga

Set in the midst of one of Britain’s most beautiful streets, Barluga’s Grey Street location is a unique and unforgettable venue to enjoy. The extensive wine list and superb cocktail selection will exercise the mind as much as the palate.

Blackfriars

Blackfriars

Blackfriars restaurant once served as a 13th-century dining room for the dominican friars of Newcastle. Today it’s one of the city’s most recognised eateries offering the very best of local and seasonal produce.

Café Royal

Cafe Royal

Café Royal is a stylish café bistro that offers all day dining in comfortable, social surroundings and beautiful Georgian architecture. The award-winning chefs lovingly prepare dishes with a contemporary twist.

Digital

Digital

Digital is one of the city’s biggest and best loved nightclubs with four rooms, a capacity of 1,400 and one of the best sound system you’ll ever encounter, the Funktion-One dance stack. Find this much-loved venue in Times Square.

Eldon Square

Eldon Square

Eldon Square is a huge shopping complex with dozens of shops including all the high street favourites. Here you’ll find everyone from River Island to Boots along with another of the region’s top department stores, John Lewis.

Grainger Market

Grainger Market

The Grainger Market has 110 quality traders. Along side craft stalls, mini bazaars, jewellers and florists, you can find high quality butchers, artisan bakers, greengrocers, and award-wining street food traders and cafes.

Great North Museum: Hancock

Great North Museum

Discover a life-size T-Rex dinosaur replica skeleton, an interactive model of Hadrian’s Wall, displays of the animal kingdom, objects from the Ancient Greeks and mummies from Ancient Egypt, a life size elephant and a planetarium.

Hei Hei

Hei Hei

If your in a quest to find a Chinese restaurant that stands out from the norm, be sure to visit Hei Hei. The wide range of dishes feature both traditional and modern recipes inherited from mainland China.

intu Metrocentre

Metrocentre

No visit to the region is complete, without a trip to the Metrocentre. There’s more than 300 shops, from high street chains to independent retailers, numerous restaurants serving every type of cuisine imaginable and a multiplex cinema.

Laing Art Gallery

Laing

The Laing Art Gallery is home to an impressive collection of art and sculpture with it’s programme of displays and events renowned for bringing the biggest names in historic, modern and contemporary art to the North East.

Newcastle Castle

Newcastle Castle

Newcastle Castle is the medieval heart of the city. Shrouded in mystery, these two buildings are just waiting to be explored. New exhibits allow visitors to experience what life would have been like for the inhabitants.

Newcastle City Parks

Newcastle City Parks

Newcastle is home to many parks. These high quality green spaces include traditional Victorian parks, countryside sites and nature reserves. Visitors can enjoy walks, wildlife, picnics, play areas, events and activities.

Panis Cafe

Panis

Panis Cafe was opened in 1995 by two Sardinian brother to sell the food and drink they enjoyed, with the same service they’d expect from back home and championed the best Italian produce, something that has never changed.

Sage Gateshead

Sage Gateshead

An international home for music and musical discovery, bringing about a widespread and long-term enrichment of the musical life. It has an inclusive approach to all its performances, classes and participation programmes.

Seven Stories

Seven Stories

Seven Stories celebrates children’s books. How books are made, where they come from and how we can all enjoy and share them. The centre is situated Victorian mill and offers beautiful views of the Ouseburn River.

The Biscuit Factory

Biscuit Factory

The Biscuit Factory is the UK’s largest art, craft and design gallery located in the heart of Newcastle’s cultural quarter. Housed in a former Victorian warehouse, the gallery exhibits a broad selection of original artwork.

Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal hosts some of the finest drama, the brightest West End musicals, the cream of the comedy circuit, award winning ballet and dance, family friendly shows, sensational opera – and the best Pantomimes in the country!

Tokyo

Tokyo

Established over a decade ago, Tokyo has blazed a trail for cutting edge cocktails. The indoor outdoor roof terrace provides the perfect spot to hook up with friends and kick back whether it be for midweek drinks or weekend jaunts.

World Headquarters

World HQ

World Headquarters is the only independent nightclub in Newcastle. It’s Newcastle’s only truly underground, word of mouth, musically driven club and is laid out over the lower 2 floors of Curtis Mayfield House.