We at pest control Newcastle take great pride in our home town, here's a little info for some of you that maybe visiting the area. Newcastle is a city in the North East of England that is popular with young people because it has a thriving nightlife scene. It also has some stunning architecture, and has numerous picturesque parks, and historic sites, within easy driving distance. Here is a quick overview of some of the best places to visit in and around Newcastle Upon Tyne.
The Laing Art Gallery
The Laing Art Gallery is a free to visit art gallery located in Newcastle City Center. There are numerous art exhibits, including art from both local and international painter and sculptors, tapestries, and more.
The Discovery Centre
The Discovery Centre is a museum dedicated to science, which has numerous exhibits. It is free to visit, and has a large souvenir store. In addition to the museum itself, the building is often used to play host to conferences, and there is a large banquet hall on the upper floor.
Centre for Life
The Centre for Life is a science centre located not far from Newcastle Central Station. The Centre is host to a museum, a 4D ride, seasonal events including an outdoor ice rink in the winter, music contests in the summer, and beer tents during Oktoberfest. There are several science themed pubs, night clubs and restaurants in the complex.
The Angel of The North
The Angel of the North is located in Gateshead, just over the bridge from Newcastle. It is a large statue of an Angel, standing on a hill. The statue is free to visit, and provides for some great photo opportunities. It is one of the most iconic symbols of the North East of England.
Grainger Town is a collection of older buildings and streets in Newcastle, including the Grainger Market, and some smaller, boutique shops and restaurants. It is an area of Newcastle that the locals love, and a great place to go to get a feel for the city.
Eldon Square is Newcastle's biggest shopping area. It is a sprawling mall with a range of shops and restaurants in it, including both boutique stores and chain stores. The mall was recently extended, and the new wing has a huge number of restaurants for visitors to try.
The Gate is a good place to go for dining and night life. It is home to several restaurants as well as one of the city's main Casinos. There are dining options to suit most budgets, and the pubs are open quite late.
Greys Monument is a monument that is located on one of Newcastle's main streets, near to Monument Metro Station. Surrounding the monument are several small stores, pubs and restaurants, and one of the entrances to Eldon Square is located nearby. The Monument offers some nice photo opportunities, and is often the site of speakers, street performers and gatherings. Greys Monument is a common meeting point for locals, and a good landmark to look for if you are ever lost too, since most locals would be able to give directions to it.
The historic Quayside is well worth a visit, especially during the summer when the weather is good. The waterfront is stunning, and there are food trucks, restaurants, and lots of small sculptures littered around the paths. The Quayside is cyclist friendly, and there is even a cyclist-focused coffee shop near the river.
There are several bridges over the River Tyne. The High Level Bridge is the oldest of them. It was designed in 1849 by Sir Robert Stephenson, and was opened by Queen Victoria. The Swing Bridge was built next, opened in 1876, and it is located on the site of the Roman fort, "Pons Aelius". The bridge that most people think of as a symbol of Newcastle is the Tyne Bridge. Construction of this bridge was built in 1925, and it was opened in 1928 by King George V. Even today, it is one of the clearest Icons of the city.
Metro Radio Arena
The Metro Radio Arena is a sports arena with an ice rink, and a music venue. It plays host to a huge number of concerts, events, fight shows, WWE shows, and more throughout the year. There is almost always something going on, and many of the arena events attract people from all over the region, or the country.
Trillians Rock Bar
Trillians Rock Bar is a bar that is named after Trillian from The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy. It has a long history, and plays host to a lot of up and coming bands, as well as tribute bands from around the region. If you are a fan of heavy metal and rock, or are just looking for a chance to get some exposure to Newcastle's alternative scene, then this is a great place to visit.
The Old Castle
Newcastle's Old Castle is located in the heart of the city. The well-preserved remains of one fortified tower stand on St. Nicholas Street. The Castle Keep is separated from the tower by the train line, but both are open to visit. Follow the back streets around that area to find lots of small stores, pubs and eateries. Head over to the Railway Arches, for example, and you'll find that the old Edwardian arches have been converted into micro-brewery focused pubs, classic French Restaurants, spas, Pizza Restaurants, and more. There is something for everyone in this classic, older part of Newcastle.
Some Final Tips
Newcastle is a very commuter friendly city. It is easy to get around on foot or using the Metro and bus networks. The train station serves most cities, and the airport is accessible via a short metro trip.