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With its unique location and vibrant city centre, no two experiences of NewcastleGateshead are the same. Famed for its lively nightlife and welcoming spirit, the region offers a whole host of exciting experiences.

Exploring the city’s unique history and culture is a ‘must’ for visitors this summer…

Enjoy a bite to eat at Kiln

Tucked away in the trendy suburb of Ouseburn, Kiln is cosy café bar offering guests Middle-Eastern style food and a warm, intimate atmosphere. Grab a late-night tipple or a mid-morning coffee as you explore the vibrant neighbourhood of Ouseburn

If the team at Kiln aren’t in the café, they can be found next door at 1265 Degrees North, the pottery and ceramics workshop. They lovingly craft the ceramics that are used in the café in the environmentally conscious workshop and diners can even purchase them while visiting.

Visit the Angel of the North

Angel of the North summer

A visit to the North East isn’t complete without a trip to the Angel of the North. Just a short drive outside of the city centre, monument stands at 20 metres tall and is an iconic symbol of the North East.

The Angel makes for a picture-perfect backdrop for a romantic picnic on a warm summer’s day.

Roam across the city by bike

Escape the Everyday bike tour

Explore the city in a different way – on two wheels perhaps? Newcastle Tour Company’s private guided cycle tour, Posh Parks and the Toon, takes you through Newcastle’s many green spaces as well as the main city centre sights.

Roam around the famous Town Moor where cattle graze within reach of the city centre and discover some of our leafy parks, including the idyllic Jesmond Dene.

If you prefer to explore the city under your own steam, the Cycle Hub on Newcastle’s Quayside offers an easy and friendly bike hire service. With a range of hire options from tandem bikes to adapted bikes, you will have the freedom to explore hidden gems and everything Newcastle has to offer at your leisure.

Explore Newcastle’s Roman past

Delve into the region’s rich history at Segedunum Roman Fort & Museum. At the east end of Hadrian’s Wall, UNESCO world heritage site, Segedunum Roman Fort is one of the most excavated forts along the wall.

Marvel at the artefacts that have been uncovered and examine what life was like in Roman Britain. For any history buffs, this symbol of Roman rule is a remarkable site and not to be missed on your visit.

Take in iconic views as you paddle down the Tyne

Escape the Everyday CBK kayaking

One of the most unique ways to see our world-famous Quayside is from the river itself. CBK Adventures' Kayak tours of the Tyne are like no other in the region, and as the name suggests you’ll be in for quite the adventure.

Glide along the Tyne and under the iconic bridges, snapping pics without the bustling crowds. Based in the nearby North Tyneside, CBK provide award-winning adventure experiences visitors whilst also caring for the local natural environment.

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