Top 10 Free things to do in Newcastle

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1. WORSHIP ST NICHOLAS CATHEDRAL

St Nicholas Cathederal is the Church of England Cathedral for Newcastle. Along with its English Gothic architecture and impressive stained glass windows, the Cathedral boasts an outstanding collection of monuments and artefacts. Whether you wish to attend a service, have a coffee or revel at its splendour, you’re always welcome at St Nichs.

Visit: http://stnicholascathedral.co.uk/

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2. GET TO KNOW JESMOND DENE

Jesmond Dene is vast expanse of city parkland which stretches from the suburb of Gosforth to Byker, covering a huge area of the city in dense Woodland Park. ‘The Dene’ is a real wildlife haven and has a stream which flows through its heart, eventually linking up with the river Tyne. You could spend days exploring the park’s many walkways and it’s great fun on a bike too. There is even a little petting zoo known as Pet’s Corner. As well as an array of birds and farm animals, it has a cosy cafe and you can even have a ride on Thomas the Tank Engine.

Visit: http://www.jesmonddene.org.uk/

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3. TAKE A SELFIE WITH AN ANGEL

Despite not being geographically placed in Newcastle, The iconic Angel of the North sculpture has become synonymous with our great city. The imposing Angel of the North is a work of contemporary art by Anthony Gormley that stands proud by the side of the A1 motorway. Standing fully 20 metres tall and with a wingspan that measures a staggering 54 metres, the monumental steel sculpture cost £1 million to create by the time it was completed in 1998.

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4. BALTIC

A refurbished Flour Mill, the imposing Baltic contemporary art gallery is a ‘must do’ tourist destination in Newcastle. It’s home to some of the most cutting edge art exhibitions in the country and with its continually changing, exciting artwork displays, the Baltic is a great place to explore. Entrance is free, however small donations are warmly welcomed.

Visit: https://www.balticmill.com/

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5. DISCOVERY MUSEUM

The Discovery Museum is Newcastle’s answer to the Science Museum.
Discover all about life in Newcastle and Tyneside, from the area’s renowned maritime history and world-changing science and technology right through to fashion through the eras and military history.

No more than a five minute walk from Newcastle’s Central Station, the museum is crammed with exhibits that chart the history of Newcastle from a technological perspective, but there are also loads of hands-on displays that are great family fun.

Visit: http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/discovery.html

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6. TAKE A STROLL THROUGH LEAZER’S PARK

Leazes Park was Newcastle’s first public park opened in December 1873. Located behind St James Park football stadium, between Richardson Road and Barrack Road it’s an easy walk from the city centre. The Victorian park boasts a bowling green, tennis courts and a basketball court. Leazes Park With two adventure playgrounds and a boating lake full of hungry ducks.

The park is populated with well-established trees and shrubs creating a relaxing environment to walk in, away from the busy city centre.

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7. SURROUND YOURSELF WITH NORTH EAST ART

The North East Art Collective, located within Eldon Square, is an art gallery which houses a myriad of local artists work from all disciplines including: Watercolours, Oils, Photography, Glass works, Ceramics, Furniture Design, Textiles, Sculptures and more. Established over four years ago, the gallery has since grown in reputation and indeed volume with over 2,000 pieces on show at any time. With literally every square inch of wall and floor space occupied by a magnificent piece of art, this hidden gem should receive maximum kudos for bringing us, up close and personal with these magnificent local artists. All the artwork is for sale, therefore you could even take a piece home if you wish!

Visit: www.northeastartcollective.co.uk

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8. TIME TRAVEL AT THE GREAT NORTH MUSEUM

Formerly known as the Hancock Museum after its founder, the Great North Museum offers visitors the chance to get acquainted with a Tyrannosaurus Rex and mummies from Ancient Egypt, as well as the Ancient Greeks.

The award-winning museum also boasts its own planetarium and has live animal tanks and aquaria as part of its permanent Living Planet display. Various temporary exhibitions run throughout the year and the museum also regularly hosts one-off events as part of local festivals

Visit: http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/great-north-museum.html

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9. ‘LOOK UP’ GREY STREET

Our advice to anyone visiting Newcastle is to keep your eyes raised or you will miss some of the architectural treats bequeathed us by our show-off Georgian predecessors. The beautiful Grey Street, recently voted ‘The best street in Britain’, boasts more Georgian buildings than anywhere else in England. In Newcastle there are some excellent walking tours around the city (some include pub stops).

Visit: http://www.ilestours.co.uk/

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10. QUAYSIDE ‘EVEN A SEASIDE IN SUMMER’

With its diverse buildings, bars and bridges, the Quayside has become the social and cultural epicentre of Newcastle. As you stroll along this impressive stretch of river you will be captivated by the Quayside’s many landmarks including the breathtaking Sage building, the Millennium Bridge which opens like a blinking eye and of course the iconic Tyne Bridge. There’s even a beach (complete with deckchairs) imported in during the summer months.

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