Newcastle Travel Guide
Alnwick Castle Alnwick, one of finest castles in the British Isles has been owned by the Percy family since 1309, and is the family home of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland. Built to defend England's northern border from the Scottish it stands today as defiantly as it did nearly seven hundred years ago.
Bamburgh Castle - Northumberland, commanding a spectacular view over the Farne Islands, Holy Island, and over the Cheviot hills, it stands high on a basalt outcrop on the edge of the North Sea at Bamburgh.
Beamish - The North of England Open Air Museum set in over 300 acres of the beautiful North English countryside recreates life as it would have been lived in the early 1800's and 1900's. It is not a stage set with wax dummies, but rather a living, working life happening a hundred or so years behind schedule.
Blue Reef Aquarium - Grand Parade, Tynemouth, North Tyneside, The latest aquarium technology and habitats designed to imitate the natural environment make Blue Reef one of the most exciting wildlife attractions in the world. Spectacular underwater tunnels lead you through exotic coral reefs alive with brightly coloured marine creatures, lazy glassy eyed sharks swim before you in lethal beauty, and you watch life as it happens beneath the waves.
Raval Luxry Restaurant & Bar Raval Luxry Restaurant & Bar nestles in the heart of the prestigious Gateshead Quays, their prominent position at the foot of the landmark Tyne Bridge makes it difficult to miss.
Raval has broken new ground for Indian restaurants in the North East by adopting a rather different approach, using a mix of local ingredients and the finest spices, it has set out to challenge the stereotypical view of Indian food in the UK, instead it adopts an ethos of innovation and creativity.
Top chefs, handpicked from India, bring to Raval an unparalleled understanding and knowledge of the art of Indian cooking resulting in classic cuisine with a contemporary twist.www.ravaluk.com
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The Eldon Garden Shopping Centre Designer labels everywhere, this is a shopping paradise. Armani, BOSS, YSL, Nischino, all beckon from every window vying with a host of other famous names for your attention. Which naturally you give to them if you are true and dedicated shopper.
Grainger Town High fashion and quality shopping is available in this area around Grey's Monument. Jewellery, fashion, and music line the shelves of opulent boutiques, and if you can't find just the right touch for that Armani suit take a look in Grey Street, where the fashion is also haute and the prices equivalent. Nearby High Bridge is the place for everything that goes to making the Newcastle youth the trendy dressers they are.
Metrocentre Located in Gateshead, three miles from the city centre, is one of Europe's largest shopping and leisure centres. 360 shops line the malls, as well as restaurants and pubs. It is also home to MetroLand, the biggest indoor theme park in Europe, the UCI 11 screen cinema and GX Superbowl.
Newcastle Restaurants and Bars
Asha Raval - 27 Queen Street, Princess Wharf, the mood at this superior restaurant is one of subdued lighting and warmth, and the menu is a perfect union of European and Indian cuisine.
Rupali Restaurant - 6 Bigg Market, this bright and breezy atmosphere in this cheap restaurant is highlighted with happy hour specials.
Gershwins - 55 Dean Street, enjoy a meal from the international menu and tuck in to shark steaks with live music playing in the background.
Simply Greek - 6 Bigg Market, Newcastle upon Tyne, call in if you are in the mood for smashing a few plates and getting down to some good old-fashioned Zorba style fun.
Newcastle Bars & Clubs
Trader - 3-5 Akenside Hill, call in to this popular bar to watch the game on the large screen TV, take advantage of happy hour, and listen to the DJ spinning a few golden oldies.
Balmbras - 8 Cloth Market, this popular pub has been around forever. It was here that 'The Blaydon Races' was first sung, and yet is still going strong enough to attract the younger crowd who pack out the place over the weekend, never giving a thought to the pub's history.
Chase - 10-15 Sandhill, the modern decor and garden make this trendy Quayside bar on with an general appeal to all ages.
Coco V - Bewick House, Forth Lane, this is one of those places that you can take your granny to during the day, then double back at night for some funky fun when it becomes one of Newcastle's finest music venues.
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