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Attractions

Attractions worth shouting about! 

If you are looking for cultural activities and things to do then why not visit Newcastle and Gateshead and start exploring the many attractions the vibrant cities have to offer? There are a number of must-see attractions including award-winning, family friendly museums such as Beamish Museum, Seven Stories and Life Science Centre - the biggest and the best science centre in the North of England.

Uncover the history behind Newcastle's name at the oldest building in the city and popular visitor attraction, Newcastle Castle. Get hands on at one of the many free museums and art galleries in Newcastle and Gateshead including Great North Museum: Hancock and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.

Newcastle and Gateshead also have iconic landmarks which are must-see attractions on any visit to the region. Watch Gateshead Millennium Bridge tilt on the Newcastle Quayside or sit at the feet of the Angel of the North.

Explore historic Hadrian's Wall in the city at Wallsend, Newcastle or head out to Northumberland to discover the Roman wall in all its rugged glory.  Head further afield to explore the North East at popular attractions including Alnwick Garden and Alnwick Castle in Northumberland and WWT Washington Wetland Centre in South Tyneside.

Visitors to Newcastle and Gateshead will have no shortage of attractions and venues to keep you buys, inspired, informed and amazed.  

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  1. Add Palace Green Library Exhibitions to your Itinerary

    Palace Green Library Exhibitions

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    Heritage / Visitor Centre

    Durham

    Founded in 1833 and occupying listed buildings within the Durham World Heritage site, the Palace Green Library of Durham University houses archives, early printed books and other special collections

  2. Add Northern Print to your Itinerary

    Northern Print

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    Arts Centre

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Northern Print is the place for printmaking in the North East. Located in the heart of the Ouseburn, this welcoming venue houses both a gallery and studio dedicated to printmaking.

  3. Add Dunston (Acer) Pond Local Nature Reserve to your Itinerary

    Dunston (Acer) Pond Local Nature Reserve

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    Nature Reserve

    Dunston

    Dunston Acer (Ace) Pond is a small wetland Pond. It is home to a pair of beautiful breeding mute swans. Mallards and moorhens can also be found, nesting among the reeds and rushes. In the summer, the meadow is full of wildflowers and also insects.…

  4. Add Durham Cathedral to your Itinerary

    Durham Cathedral

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    Cathedral / Minister

    Durham

    Durham Cathedral is regarded as the finest Norman building in Europe. It is the burial place of both St Cuthbert, a great northern saint, and the Venerable Bede, author of the first English history.

  5. Farne Islands

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    Beach

    With rocky shores, grey seals and many species of seabird, the Farne Islands are as stunning as they are interesting. If you’re planning a day trip, be sure to take a picnic.

  6. Add Wallington to your Itinerary

    Wallington

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    Historic House / Palace

    Morpeth

    Visit the magnificent estate where politics and play came together in the heart of Northumberland.

  7. Add Newbiggin Maritime Centre to your Itinerary

    Newbiggin Maritime Centre

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    Museum

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Newbiggin Maritime Centre, the newest attraction on the beautiful Northumberland coastline, offers a unique experience for visitors. Telling the story of a community’s life by the sea.

  8. Add Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon to your Itinerary

    Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon

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    Museum

    Durham

    The museum, home to many vehicles from the National Railway Collection, regularly welcomes guest locomotives and exhibitions. Locomotion explores our railway heritage through interactive displays and offers an exciting events program.

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