In the centre of Newcastle city stands the tower of the structure which gave the city its name. The castle Keep and its gatehouse were once part of a much grander structure, and home to Reigning Kings and imprisoned villains. Today visitors can walk the halls following guiding exhibits and take in some breath-taking views of the city.
The castle is open 7 days a week and tickets start from just £4
Beamish Open-Air Museum
Just 20 minutes out of the city centre will transport you back in time at the world famous Beamish open-air museum, take the tram or walk along the cobbles to the 1900’s town and pit village, explore the Edwardian Rowley train station or take a trip to the 1940’s far. With fun for all ages this is not to be missed. Also pay once and get a year’s pass so you can head back on your next visit.
About 20 minutes east of the city, you’ll get to experience the amazing Northern coastline with the Tynemouth Priory remains dominating the headland. Discover its story as it moves from Anglo-Saxon settlement to a monastery to a coastal defence. Finish off the day with some traditional fish and chips or enjoy a picnic on the beach
Open Saturdays and Sundays and prices start from as little as £4.10.
There is no better place to get a feel for the history of the city than Newcastle Cathedral. Located in the heart of Old Newcastle this beautifully designed mediaeval church is filled with plenty of historical monuments, sculptures and stained glass each playing its part in describing interesting people and events of importance to the history of the city. Newcastle Cathedral is open 7 days a week and entry is free, a donation of £5 per person is suggested.