Here’s a close one to start you off - situated just a 20 minute walk from the centre. Ouseburn is a thriving cultural hub, with funky street art, a range of quirky pubs and bars, and even its own farm. Hosting regular markets and gigs, it’s the perfect alternative day out to let off steam after a hectic work week!
Located just a half an hour walk from the centre, Jesmond Dene offers a tranquil, leafy escape from city life. The park is perfect for nature lovers with its streams, waterfall and overall outstanding beauty. An exceptional choice for a weekend stroll with your headphones in, a picnic catchup with friends, a reading spot - the options are endless.
You can’t not! Tynemouth and Whitley Bay are both just a metro ride away from town, their beaches being perfect for a change in scenery from the city centre. Walk along the sand, visit Tynemouth’s weekend markets for some handmade goods, grab some fish and chips. You’ll feel like you’re on holiday!
This one’s pretty broad, I won’t lie. But there are endless places to explore in Northumberland - with the county containing everything from castles, to waterfalls, to even its own islands. It’s accessible by car, train, or bus, for when you want to break away from the urban centre of Newcastle to somewhere less populated.