A visit to Roomzzz Newcastle is not complete without doing these 6 things. From busy markets to peaceful art galleries, Newcastle is a varied city and whether you’re a family, couple, or business person, you’ll find more than enough to keep you occupied on your stay here…
Take a stroll through Jesmond Dene, along the Ouseburn River, and enjoy a walk in the urban countryside. As well as gorgeous greenery throughout this 1-mile walk, there’s also a pets corner where you’ll find pot-bellied pigs, goats, sheep, and alpacas. It takes around 90 minutes to complete but if you do fancy a break along the way, there’s a coffee shop where you can enjoy a refreshment.
The Baltic is the imposing building on the Gateshead side of the River Tyne. Cross the Millennium Bridge and enter this centre of contemporary art to see installations from artists such as Anish Kapoor, Antony Gormley, and Jenny Holzer. It’s free to visit and is open daily meaning whenever you visit Roomzzz Newcastle, The Baltic is waiting for you.
Head 30 minutes out of the city centre to the gorgeous beach location of Blyth. Here you’ll find a long, wide, stretch of sandy beach which is backed by sand dunes. It’s a haven for wildlife here and that’s why Blyth is a designated area of Special Nature Conservation. In the winter months, the beach provides many fishing opportunities and in the summer, the beach is a prime spot for jet-skiing and water sports. You’ll find a café, toilets, and a children’s play area here, plus beach hut rentals are the perfect spot to rent out when the sun is shining.
If you’re in Newcastle on a Sunday, visit Quayside Market between 9.30am and 4pm for a whole array of local, handcrafted goods. Here you’ll find unique jewellery, art, food, and fashion and everything looks much more stunning against the backdrop of the Tyne Bridge.
Are you looking to make the most of your stay in Newcastle? A bus tour around the city is a great way to see the sights and get your bearings around this gorgeous destination. The tour, which sets off just around the corner from Roomzzz Newcastle on Neville Street, stops at 18 places over 60 minutes and you’re free to hop on and off as you wish. St James’ Park, The Sage Gateshead, and Newcastle Castle are all top spots so allow plenty of time for taking in all the sights of Newcastle. You’ll probably also find a big selection of other things to do in Newcastle on this tour too!
Did you ever think you’d be able to visit a working farm right in the heart of Newcastle? Well, Ouseburn Farm is just that. It’s a free visitor attraction and there are a variety of animals here including goats, ferrets, fluffy guinea pigs, chinchillas, and turtles. This is definitely a great places for kids and adults alike and more than worth it if you’re visiting Newcastle on a budget.
Which of these things to do in Newcastle are on your list? Let us know what you’re getting up to when you stay at Roomzzz Newcastle and don’t forget to use #Roomzzz on social media for your chance to win a free stay at one of the Roomzzz locations!
This post was written by Emma Hart