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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.

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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 daily 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 River Escapes and 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.

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