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Newcastle-upon-Tyne Attractions

Whether your goal is to shop up a storm or educate yourself on local history, there's no shortage of things to do in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. This city boasts a range of thrilling attractions that'll keep your vacation schedule full and you on the go. No matter your interests, this place has something up its sleeve for you.

If you're ready to discover the best of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, join a few of the top tours & day trips on offer, and let an expert show you some of the most popular sights. Offering free cancellations and no added fees, our top 28 fun activities in Newcastle-upon-Tyne are also worth a look.

Things to Do in Newcastle-upon-Tyne with Kids

There are plenty of incredible experiences in Newcastle-upon-Tyne that the whole gang will get a buzz out of. Here are some of the best family friendly experiences in the area.

Free Things to Do in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Leave your purse in the hotel room. It's a snap to occupy yourself in Newcastle-upon-Tyne without spending a cent.

Laing Art Gallery - Bring the entire family and enjoy an interesting adventure through history with each other.

Blue Carpet - This is the place to get your culture hit and discover the thriving local arts scene.

Gateshead Millennium Bridge - Architecture aficionado or not, prepare to be wowed by this landmark's modernistic design.

Alderman Fenwick's House - If you plan to explore the history of the region through its landmarks, put this one on your must-see list.

Quayside - Find out for yourself why tourists and locals alike gravitate toward the character and charm of this place.

Newcastle-upon-Tyne Central Library - Pay a visit and find out the importance of this place to the local community.

Newcastle-upon-Tyne St. Nicholas' Cathedral - Take a few moments for some meditation or prayer at this revered sacred site.

Leazes Park - If you're into nurturing your garden, this place will captivate your green thumb.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Newcastle-upon-Tyne


Tynemouth is noteworthy for its beaches, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Blue Reef Aquarium and Tynemouth Castle.

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Jesmond is known for its ample dining options, and you can make a stop by Exhibition Park and Jesmond Cricket Ground while in the area.

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This affluent suburb has a family-friendly vibe and is a gateway to idyllic parks, riverside trails and golf courses. 

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Visitors to Whickham enjoy its bars, and if you want to do some exploring, Derwent Walk Country Park is worth a stop.

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Seaside views and restaurants are notable features of Seaburn. You might consider a stop by Whitburn Sands while you're exploring the neighborhood.

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Well-liked for its bars and seaside views, you might stop by Stadium of Light and National Glass Centre while you're exploring Roker and the surrounding neighborhoods.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Newcastle-upon-Tyne on a sunny day?

When the weather is good, these outdoor experiences are impossible to resist:

What is Newcastle-upon-Tyne famous for?

Quayside lives up to its reputation as a local icon you just can't miss.

What should I not miss in Newcastle-upon-Tyne?

Don't venture home without crossing off the following wonderful sights:

  • St. James Park
  • Gateshead Millennium Bridge
  • Tyne Bridge
  • Washington Old Hall

Are there cheap things to do in Newcastle-upon-Tyne?

There are tons of fantastic experiences here that are ideal if you're traveling on a shoestring:

What can you do in Newcastle-upon-Tyne for free?

You'll hardly have time to take your wallet out of your pocket with so many free attractions:

  • Quayside
  • Gateshead Millennium Bridge
  • Tyne Bridge
  • BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art