Top 14 Places to visit in Newcastle and Gateshead

by kateingham

14 fabulous places to visit in Newcastle and Gateshead


One of the largest cities in the North-East of England, Newcastle is an absolutely magical place to spend an afternoon. Here are some of our favourite places to visit…




#1 St James’ Park

St James’ Park

If you are a football fan, checking out the home of Premier League Club Newcastle United is a must!



#2 The Life Science Centre

the life science centre newcastle

A five-minute walk from the railway station, the Life Science Centre has lots of fun for the whole family. It has hosted a lot of fun exhibitions including Lego and retro video games, as well as Gunther Von Hagens ‘Body World’ exhibition.



#3 The Baltic

Previously an old flour mill, this stunning building hosts a wide range of fantastic art exhibitions.

#4 Newcastle Castle

Newcastle Castle

Built in the 12th century by Henry II, this castle is where Newcastle got its name! Climb the tower for stunning views across the River Tyne.




#5 Eldon Square

Eldon Square

If you’re in the mood for a bit of shopping, Eldon Square, located in the centre of the city, has all the major shops as well as some fantastic places to eat.



#6 Tyne Bridge

An iconic landmark of Newcastle, this steel bridge links Newcastle with neighbouring Gateshead and can be crossed on foot as well as by car.



#7 The Sage

The Sage

A gorgeous shining building by the banks of the River Tyne, The Sage hosts music concerts across a wide range of different genres. It is next to the equally striking Millennium Bridge!



#8 Theatre Royal

Located on the iconic Grey Street, this beautiful Grade I listed building hosts plays and comedy gigs, as well as a Christmas pantomime!



#9 The Quayside

The Quayside

Newcastle Quayside is the perfect place to spend an evening and is a lively mix of pubs, bars and restaurants. On Sundays, it plays host to a food market where you can enjoy a wide range of tasty street food!




#10 Laing Art Gallery

Laing Art Gallery

The Laing Art Gallery hosts a range of historical and contemporary art exhibitions, as well as a permanent art gallery that focuses on locally produced art, glassware and ceramics.



#11 The Angel of the North

The Angel of the North

You’ll have to travel out of the city for this one, but we promise it is worth it! This iconic steel sculpture by Sir Antony Gormley stands over 75 metres tall!



#12 The Biscuit Factory

The Biscuit Factory

The third art gallery on our list, this gallery displays a beautiful range of contemporary art and sculptures.



#13 Grey’s Monument

Located in the centre of Newcastle, close to Eldon Square, this 41-metre high sculpture was built in the 19th century to commemorate the previous Prime Minister, Earl Grey.



#14 Seven Stories

If you are visiting Newcastle with little ones, Seven Stories is a great place to visit! A centre dedicated to storytelling, Seven Stories contains lots of fun exhibitions and events for children and their parents.