Newcastle is a buzzing Northern city that’s well worth a visit. As well as the great shopping, epic nightlife and growing restaurant scene, Newcastle has plenty of impressive sights to see. If you are staying in or new the city, you might want to plan a day out to see everything Newcastle has to offer.
You can easily spend a day or two wandering around the city taking in all the historic and cultural sights. You might want to take advantage of the shopping and culinary delights, but make sure you also save some time to uncover Newcastle’s variety of interesting sights. Here are some awesome sights you need to see in Newcastle.
As well as visiting this bridge to snap some photos and admire one of Newcastle’s sights, you can also abseil off of it if you are feeling daring. The Tyne Bridge links Newcastle and Gateshead, and it’s is the most celebrated and most iconic of the seven bridges crossing the River Tyne. It’s a symbol of the region’s industrial pride and officially opened in 1928.
If you don’t have time to catch a show, at least swing by and take a look at the Theatre Royal. It’s a Grade I listed 19th-century building that showcases Newcastle’s renowned period architecture. Located in Grainger Town, the Theatre Royal hosts a number of fantastic events and shows. It’s a luxurious theatre that looks equally impressive inside as it does from outside.
Angel of the North
Another must-visit sight is the Angel of the North, a modern sculpture which was designed by Sir Antony Gormley. This statue was completed in 1998 and is located near Gateshead in Tyne and Wear. It’s a steel sculpture of an angel that stands around 20 metres tall. The enormous wings measuring 54 metres across. It’s a wonderful piece of public art that overlooks the Northumbrian countryside.
A sight not to be missed, Newcastle Castle should definitely be on your itinerary. It’s built on the site of the fortress that gave Newcastle its name. This stone castle was built between 1168 and 1178 and it used to be a prison. It’s got views over the city and river, and you can go on a tour to find out about its history.
Newcastle Town Wall
You might also want to visit the Newcastle Town Wall, a historic wall which was built in the 13th and 14th centuries. It was created to try and protect the town from attack during wars and times of conflict.
Finally, you may also want to pay Newcastle Cathedral a visit to admire the striking architecture and have a peek inside (it’s free to the public). It’s one of the most awe-inspiring and historic buildings in the city. For over 500 years the Church spire has been used as a landmark for ships in eh River Tyne.
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