Must-Visit Attractions in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Millennium Bridge soars over the Quayside area of Newcastle, known for its nightlife
Millennium Bridge soars over the Quayside area of Newcastle, known for its nightlife | © eye35 / Alamy Stock Photo
Whether you’re in Newcastle for a day, a week, or even if you’re a bona fide local, there are plenty of top attractions that you can’t afford to miss out on in this vibrant and exciting city. From history and culture to some utterly modern treats, let us take you through some of the top places to visit next time you find yourself up in the North of England.

Quayside

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Newcastle Quayside market with Millennium Bridge and Baltic Gallery in background
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The place to go for pubs, clubs and restaurants, the Quayside is now also a modernised hub of arts, music and culture in the city. Check out the Quayside market on Sundays and the area’s party atmosphere on Saturday nights.
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Jesmond Dene Park

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Jesmond Dene
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A wooded valley that’s teeming with wildlife, including the endangered red squirrel, kingfisher and a wide array of local birds. The park is a strong example of 19th-century landscape design, offering visitors an excellent space to escape the urban sights and experience some of the area’s nature.
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Additional reporting by Nicholas Grantham

These recommendations were updated on August 25, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.