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  • 1 Hadrian's Wall Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    GB - Newcastle upon Tyne NE14

    The wall, built from 122 AD on the orders of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, stretches for 117km from Wallsend on the Tyne to Bowness on the Solway Firth. Parts of the wall can still be seen today and it is studded with museums, camps and settlements, whi..

  • 2 Grey Street Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Grey Street GB - Newcastle upon Tyne

    An enlightened 19C town planning project gave Newcastle a new town centre complete with public buildings, large covered markets, retail arcades and broad streets, the finest of which is Grey Street. Running parallel to busy Grainger Street, it runs f..

  • 3 Quayside Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Quayside GB - Newcastle upon Tyne NE1

    Arriving from the south you will see this remarkable urban landscape at its best, heightened by the bridges spanning the Tyne: High Level Bridge, the oldest, Swing Bridge, Tyne Bridge and the Millenium Bridge (2001), a marvel of technology and aesthe..

  • 4 Castle Keep Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Castle Garth GB - Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1RQ

    The "new castle" was built by William the Conqueror's son, Robert Courteheuse, in 1080. The keep is all that remains of the castle which he inherited in the 12C. From the top of this huge construction, you are greeted with a beautiful panor..

  • 5 Laing Art Gallery and Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    New Bridge Street GB - Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AG

    The Laing Art Gallery boasts a truly impressive collection of artworks dating from the 18C-20C. It also houses a very fine collection of watercolours and pays tribute to the decorative arts, represented by a splendid display of glass, ceramic and sil..

  • 6 Belsay Hall

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    GB - Belsay NE20 0DX

    The stalwart keep was built on the border between England and Scotland in 1460 and the adjoining mansion added in the early 17C. Both were abandoned in favour of a neo-Classical mansion of the utmost severity, completed in 1817. There are formal gard..

  • 7 Byker Wall

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Shields GB - Newcastle upon Tyne NE6

    Not far from the «new castle» you will see the strange outline of the multi-storey buildings of the colourful Byker Wall, which was the end-product of a successful collaboration of architects and the inhabitants of the old working class district of B..

  • 8 Blackfriars

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Monk Street GB - Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XN

    The well-restored buildings of the 13C Dominican convent now has a crafts centre.

  • 9 Great North Museum

    Museums and art

    Barras Bridge GB - Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PT

    This museum exhibits a number of sketches of Hadrian's wall, as well as a number of objects found on site. The temple of Mithra de Carrawburgh was rebuilt with the original sculpted stones.

  • 10 Discovery Museum

    Museums and art

    Blandford Square GB - Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4JA

    In this Science, Technology and local history museum in Newcastle, pride of place is given to Turbinia which, for a while was the fastest vessel in the world and the star of the 1879 naval review titled Spithead. Some of the exhibitions provide an in..

  • 11 Centre for Life

    Museums and art

    Time Square GB - Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4EP

    The impact of a meteorite, the mysteries of DNA, the complexities of the brain and the development of a new born baby - these are just some of the mysteries that are unravelled through highly original films and interactive experinces.The leisure cent..

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