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Newcastle Bucket List

By Vladislava, Student Content Creator

Feeling ready to explore? You can start by walking along the iconic Quayside, tasting delicious food in Ouseburn and grabbing a ticket for the Newcastle football match!

1. Visit the beach at Tynemouth, Whitley Bay or South Shields

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The best thing about Newcastle is its location, which makes the beach just 20 minutes away on the Metro.

You can escape the hustle and bustle of the city and watch the spectacular sunrise/sunset at Tymeouth while sipping a Cullercoats coffee.

If you like to run or do yoga, don't miss a free community Beach Yoga class or a jog with the local running club (finish up in Deep North for some delicious doughnuts).

2. Take your photo of the Angel of the North


One of the iconic statues in the North east that you can't miss is the Angel of the North. It is as much a part of Gateshead's identity as the Statue of Liberty in New York, giving it a privileged position alongside other places of interest.

The Angel dominates the skyline and towers over all who come to see it, making it definitely worth a visit.

3. Go for a walk around Jesmond Dene

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Jesmond Dene is the jewel in the crown of Newcastle's parks and green spaces.

The Dene is full of historic and natural features and plenty of wildlife, flowers and ancient woodland for everyone to enjoy.



4. See a sports event: Newcastle or Sunderland football or Newcastle Falcons Rugby

For all football and rugby fans, the experience of a match at St James' Park in Newcastle is just right. The buzzing atmosphere that spreads through the city on match nights will make you want to join the crowd and celebrate together, no matter how big a fan you are!

5. Make your way to Ouseburn for food and gigs

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Local coffee shops/delis such as Ernie, Northern Rye Bakery or authentic Italian ice cream at Di Meo’s Riverside are the perfect places to get a treat.

If you’re craving a Sunday roast, there's The Ship Inn (the whole menu is vegan!) or The Tyne Bar, which offers tasty and affordable meals for under £10.


6. Explore Northumberland Coast: Alnwick or Bamburgh


Alnwick Garden is a world of adventure in the heart of Northumberland. A perfect day trip where you can take in nature, long sandy beaches, quiet friendly villages and the Simonside and Cheviot hills. If you visit Bamburgh Castle, you can discover more than 3000 years of incredible history, exhilarating views and sea air.

7. Take the train for a day in Edinburgh, York or Manchester 

The proximity to these places gives Newcastle a great advantage among other cities. In less than an hour you can hop on a train and be in York, which I highly recommend as a day trip on a sunny day!

8. Go to a comedy show at The Stand 

Come and have a great laugh at the best comedy club in England! It's open 7 days a week in the centre of Newcastle but Wednesday nights are the famous Red Raw (a night for beginners) and definitely worth visiting.

9. Check out the Quayside Market on Sunday 


The Market has a lively and varied range of goods and food. You’ll find there everything from jewellery and accessories to artwork, ceramics, and clothing. It is open from 10 am to 4 pm and it will blow you away with the most delicious treats from local producers. Don’t wait and check it out!


10. Check out Leyla's Book Crawl blog

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Leyla, another Student Content Creator, has created a brilliant book crawl you can do through Newcastle city centre to Heaton and beyond! 


Read it on the Experience blog






By Vladislava, a second year International Business student and Student Content Creator