What do you want to do?

Filter your results


Loading entries...

First timer content image 2

Is this your first time? Well you’re in for a treat...

...there is much to discover on a visit to NewcastleGateshead and we’re sure you’ll leave with canny memories and a glowing review on your lips (and social media!). If you’ve never visited Newcastle and Gateshead before then start with our must-see attractions, museums and iconic landmarks. Make sure you pay a visit to the majestic Angel of the North in Gateshead, marvel at Newcastle’s sporting cathedral, St James’ Park and if you’re lucky, book a trip to climb Grey’s Monument in the centre of Newcastle (tours during spring and summer only).

First timers to NewcastleGateshead looking for a place to stay will be wowed by Jesmond Dene House nestled in the heart of leafy Jesmond Dene or The Vermont Hotel beside Newcastle Castle and in close proximity to excellent bars, restaurants and the iconic Quayside; a must-visit hotspot for any new city breakers. Visitors on all budgets will find somewhere to stay in NewcastleGateshead to suit their needs.

Stroll along historic Grey Street and take in the stunning architecture of Newcastle city centre as you pass by Theatre Royal, the Central Arcade and Newcastle Cathedral where the eagle-eyed will spot the Vampire Rabbit.

First Timer Ship Inn OUSEBURN Hannah L The Ship Inn, Ouseburn

You really should wander through Fenwick Food Hall on Northumberland Street which is a haven of tasty delicacies, artisan food to eat in or take away and exclusive souvenirs and treats for any foodie. Pop into historic Grainger Market in Newcastle for hustle, bustle and great souvenirs and street food.

What better way to discover a new city than with a walking tour? Book a guided tour with Newcastle City Guides who run regular highlight tours in the city during spring and summer as well a packed programme of heritage walks. Or head down Victoria Tunnel or along the River Tyne with CBK Adventure Co.

Soak up Newcastle’s vibrant nightlife, enjoy a meal at Trakol at By The River Brew Co or Blackfriars which serves an excellent British menu in the oldest dining room in the UK.

Hole up in one of Ouseburn’s much-loved pubs and sample the local beer, live music and hearty grub on offer. There’s more time to venture further afield so head 20-minutes out of the city on the metro and find a pre-loved treasure at Tynemouth Market which takes over both sides of the station every weekend.

Background to day tripper and first timer

Featured entries in First Timer

Newcastle United V Paris...

October 4th 2023 to October 4th 2023

A Thrilling UEFA Champions League...

UEFA 2023 Newcastle United PSG Listing

NE1 Tyne Bride Zipline

August 18th 2023 to September 2nd 2023

Experience an exhilarating summer adventure...

NE1 Summer of the City Zipline

Fenwick Newcastle's Christmas...

November 5th 2023 to January 1st 2024

Dates for 2023 are yet...

Fenwick Christmas Window 2013

More Content in First Timer

Iles Tours: Newcastle Gory Tour

Things To Do
Iles Tours Secondary

Quayside Market

Quayside Market SECONDAR Yc Marketing Liverpool Resized DC

NewcastleGateshead Toon Tour

Things To Do
BE5 A4558 1 min

Hotel du Vin & Bistro Newcastle

Food & Drink

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

Things To Do

SIX at Baltic

Food & Drink
SIX at BALTIC 0001 Six restaurant back diagonal

Baltic Shop


Life Science Centre

Things To Do

Our Blog...

Click tags to explore
10 Must-See Attractions in NewcastleGateshead
Daytripper Additional Angel
01 September 2023

Discover our favourite must-see attractions in NewcastleGateshead and plan your visit to one of these fantastic spots today!

10 Quirky Newcastle Restaurants
First Timer Horticulture top bars newcastle blog
23 February 2023

If you're looking for somewhere a little different to dine out then check out our guide to the quirky restaurants and cool bars in Newcastle. From foodie heaven in a 13th century priory to cocktails in a former Victorian toilet!

What's On in NewcastleGateshead 2023
Daytripper 30914426642 a8fd1ed0ab o 1
03 January 2023

From sell out Sam Fender shows to late night culture crawls across the city, discover unmissable events happening in Newcastle and Gateshead in 2023 here.

What can you do in Newcastle on a rainy day?
Daytripper 51487265485 78390f624f o
01 January 2023

Wondering what can you do in Newcastle on a rainy day? Discover not to be missed indoor activities in Newcastle here.

You May Also Like