Things to do in newcastle gateshead in summer

    With its rich history, vibrant culture, and picturesque landscapes, NewcastleGateshead truly comes alive during the summer months. The city offers an abundance of exciting activities and attractions that will leave visitors spoiled for choice. To ensure an unforgettable experience when you visit NewcastleGateshead, read on to discover the best things to do in Newcastle over the summer.

    Discover the Quayside

    Newcastle's Quayside is a destination that should be at the top of your list when visiting the city. Although the Quayside shines bright in every season, the view of the many bridges in the sun is one you simply must see!
    Take a leisurely stroll along the picturesque River Tyne, marvel at the mesmerizing bridges, all unique in their architecture and soak up the vibrant atmosphere of this bustling waterfront area. Enjoy a drink at one of the many riverside bars, or savor a delicious meal at one of the many restaurants offering stunning views. The Quayside Market, held every Sunday, is a treasure trove of local crafts, artisanal food, and unique souvenirs that is even more enjoyable in the warmth of the summer sunshine. 

    Explore cultural delights

    Immerse yourself in the city's vibrant cultural scene by visiting its renowned galleries and museums. The BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art showcases innovative contemporary artwork and offers stunning views from its rooftop terrace. The Laing Art Gallery houses an impressive collection of British art, including works by renowned artists such as Turner and Gainsborough. If you're a fan of performing arts, catch a show at the Theatre Royal or the Sage Gateshead, which hosts a wide range of musical performances. Northern Stage and Live Theatre also offer an eclectic mix of plays and performances for theater enthusiasts.

    Enjoy nature's beauty

    Escape the urban bustle and discover the natural beauty surrounding Newcastle city centre. Take a leisurely stroll through Jesmond Dene, a picturesque park with beautiful gardens, waterfalls, and wildlife. Head into Gateshead and discover the beautiful Saltwell Park, with wonder around every corner. Hop on a metro or take a short drive to the coast and discover the rolling sands and crashing waves in Tynemouth, Whitley Bay and South Shields. Head a little further and discover the stunning Northumberland coastline, where you can explore picturesque beaches, visit the historic Bamburgh Castle, or take a boat trip to the Farne Islands to spot puffins and seals. Additionally, the nearby Northumberland National Park offers breathtaking landscapes, including Hadrian's Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

    Enjoy a drink or two on a terrace

    Once the sun appears, it is hard to resist a tipple or two on one of Newcastle's many terraces and in one of the many beer gardens. Whether it's a rooftop terrace with panoramic city views, a cozy patio surrounded by lush greenery, or just a sun trap, a drink in the sun in Newcastle is a real treat in the summer months. 

    Whether you're a history enthusiast, art lover, nature explorer, or simply seeking a vibrant city experience, Newcastle will captivate you with its charm and warm hospitality. So, don't miss the chance to explore this gem of the northeast and create lasting memories this summer. Need somewhere to stay? Take a look at some of the places to stay in NewcastleGateshead here. 

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