There’s plenty to see and do in Newcastle, it’s a wonderful city full of amazing sights and landmarks. If you’re looking for things to do in Newcastle, then our post today should point you in the direction of some of the city’s finest.
We’ve focused on some of the best landmarks Newcastle has to offer and feature little vignettes of information on those we love the best.
The Victoria Tunnel is an underground adventure into the unknown, looking at life as it would have been in the 19th century. The tunnel was built in 1842 and was used to transport coal from the colliery to the staithes or jetties as they were known. They’d then be transported elsewhere by boat. With the outbreak of the second world war it became an air-raid shelter for the residents of Newcastle. It’s beautifully lit and provides a fascinating insight into Newcastle’s past. It’s certainly a novel and original way of getting away from the city’s noise.
Is the area that sits along the banks of the River Tyne and Gateshead. It’s populated with art, music and culture, with bars and restaurants and night clubs so there’s plenty to see during the day and at night. Why not take a long walk along it and admire the views, and then stop off for a quick bite to eat before visiting an art gallery?
The Angel of the North
This beautiful sculpture created by Antony Gormley is a popular talking point and does not disappoint when you see it. It’s rises up into the air near the A1 in Gateshead dominating the skyline, if you get to see it up close you won’t be disappointed. It’s probably one of the most famous monuments in Newcastle, and even from a distance offers a striking image.
The Gateshead Millennium Bridge
For the use of cyclists and pedestrians with a mechanism that allows tall ships to pass through with ease. It was opened in 2001 and has been a source of fascination ever since. There are sailing competitions each year including the Cutty Sark Tall Ships’ Race. You can stop and watch the ships pass by and relax, there’s no hurry, and there’s nothing more beautiful than tall ships and their masts set against a beautiful sunset.
There are over 160 steps to climb Grey’s Monument, built in the early half of the 19th century and named after the 2nd Early Grey. It is quite a breath-taking monument and provides some impressive views of Newcastle. Only try this if you’re feeling energetic, it’s a real showstopper, but you’ll need to be in good health to attempt it. Naturally, you’ll be provided with a knowledgeable guide.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our tour of the best landmarks and monuments for things to do in Newcastle. It isn’t just a city, it’s a marvel of architectural surprises, and only by spending time here and exploring it’s many landmarks do you get to see its fascinating history.