Newcastle is one of the UK’s most exciting and diverse cities, from its popular nightlife to the tranquillity of the coast, Newcastle has it all. There are a variety of things to do for both residents and students, catering for all needs.
If you are looking for something to do on a sunny Sunday morning, then the quayside market is perfect for you. Its impressive number of stalls trailing all the way alongside the River Tyne offers a whole range of different treats and gifts alike. You can find hot food and beverages such as donuts, authentic coffee stops, traditional fish and chips and even local produce! As well as this, the market offers a range of quirky and cool accessories that make perfect gifts for family and friends or even a treat for yourself. The outdoor market runs every Sunday morning and is the ideal choice if you fancy a stroll around the stalls as well as an opportunity to admire the glorious quayside Newcastle has to offer.[pullquote]If you are interested in an opportunity to escape the busyness of Newcastle city centre, then Jesmond Dene is perfect for another day out. [/pullquote]
After a stroll around the market, the other side of the millennium bridge is where you will find the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art; one of Newcastle’s greatest location for fantastic art and culture. Along with its free entry, which is perfect for students on a budget, the gallery offers exciting and fascinating art collections which are updated frequently by different local contemporary artists. It is a perfect escape on a rainy afternoon. After you’ve explored the art, the Baltic also offers a quirky gift shop and an on site café that serves a great selection of fresh food and beverages to suit all needs.
If you are interested in an opportunity to escape the busyness of Newcastle city centre, then Jesmond Dene is perfect for another day out. Its large wooded valley situated just 15 minutes away from the city centre offers a piece of tranquillity and harmony whilst enjoying the beautiful nature and wildlife of Jesmond. The dene is perfect for both walkers and runners. For animal lovers, there is a small petting corner with different farmland animals and even llamas! Jesmond Dene also has a small café that serves hot food and drinks for when you are ready to take a break from all the exploring.
In just 20 minutes on the metro from the city centre you will find yourself at the sea-side town of Tynemouth. A beautiful coastal town situated just outside of the city centre that is home to many amenities, including the Tynemouth Priory overlooking the coastal pier. An exceptional day out for both students and families. Tynemouth offers an impressive selection of traditional fish and chip shops, which are a must-have when visiting the sea-side in the North East. The town also offers beautiful beach walks (ideal for dog walkers), cultural experiences and popular restaurants and bars to meet with friends. A definite must-visit!