If you’re looking for a place to visit for the weekend – but don’t feel like selling a kidney to get there – look no further. Newcastle-upon-Tyne is fast becoming one of the UK’s most popular places to visit, with 460,000 people making their way up to the North East in 2015 alone*. There’s much more to see than just St James’ Park (shout out to all you Newcastle United fans). We’ve put together a list of cheap, or even free, things to do when you visit Newcastle.
Here are 5 things to do for under £5 in Newcastle:
Watch the sunset over Tyne Bridge – and get your camera ready. It’s a gorgeous sight, and there’s loads to do in the area afterwards. The iconic bridge across the Tyne River is surrounded on either side by restaurants, bars and shops. If you’re there on a Sunday, make sure you don’t miss the market along the Quayside – perfect for picking up homemade food, arts and crafts, or simply to people watch!
The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art is one you can’t miss. Located on the south bank of the River Tyne, just a stone’s throw away from the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, the Baltic is home to fascinating, ever-changing exhibitions. If visiting an art gallery doesn’t sound like your kind of thing, trust us – check out the Present Continuous by Omer Fast exhibition before June 2016! It’s impressive stuff. The best bit? It’s free to get in.
Whilst you’re by the Tyne River, make sure you visit the Sage Music Centre. It’s stunning on the outside, and (even better!) free to get in and have a wander around. Be sure to see if there are any performances on before you visit Newscastle; you might be able to catch one of the many musical festivals at the Sage throughout the year. If you don’t fancy watching a performance, the Sage building itself is completely mirrored – perfect for sitting outside on the grass in the summer and catching some rays. Whether you go for sight or sound, it’s definitely worth a stop.
Jesmond Dene Park, also known as the Central Park of Newcastle, is one of the most picturesque and peaceful public parks in the North East. If you fancy a family picnic or a bit of peace and quiet during your stay in Newcastle, Jesmond Dene Park is a must-see. (Also great for relaxing on a Sunday if you had a few too many Newcastle Brown Ales on the Saturday night.)
You can’t visit Newcastle without seeing the Angel of the North. Designed by Sir Antony Gormley, the famous Geordie sculpture is more than 60 feet tall with a wingspan of almost 180 feet. It’s another sight best taken in at sunrise or sunset. Make sure you go and stand on his feet and have your photo taken – it’s a quintessential tourist stop worth making!
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