Newcastle is a great place to visit and is an outstanding base for exploring many other attractions. Flights to Newcastle offer visitors easy access from many airports throughout the UK and Europe. You can also get there by car easily from many parts of the UK and there is also an outstanding train service providing London rail breaks offers from the capital to Newcastle.
Newcastle is situated in the north east of England a brief drive south of the border with Scotland. Newcastle is a wonderful place to see for its outstanding nightlife and fun ambiance. However for tourists searching for something more than just going to the pubs, clubs and shopping there are numerous nearby attractions you can visit.
Tanfield Railway is the earliest example of an existing railroad in the World, which was originally constructed to serve the coal industry. The oldest part of the railway system dates from as long back as 1647. At the railroad there are frequent unique events throughout the year, which are perfect for a family visit.
The Angel of the North is one of the most iconic landmarks in England and is visable from the A1 road. The statue measures 20 metres high and can be spotted by thousands of motorists utilising the nearby roads each day.
Beamish open air museum is set in over 300 acres of stunning countryside. Beamish is a living museum and depicts the spirit in the turn of the 20th century in the north east of England. There is a recreation of a typical local scene from 1913 complete with shops and dentist. Beamish is an excellent location for a day trip from Newcastle by car.
Life Science Centre is a great day out for families where everyone can learn about science in an interesting and fun way. Learn about the story of the planet and everything about DNA. This attraction is situated in Newcastle itself and is within walking distance of most hotels. If the conditions are not so good then a trip to the Life Science Centre is a great pick for a fun visit.
The shopping centre at Gateshead is one of the biggest in the north of England and will keep most shoppers busy for a long time. There is also a cinema and bowling for the children and dads whilst mum shops.
Newcastle is a great destination for a short break and going to Newcastle is simple as there are a number of low cost Newcastle flights within the UK and all over Europe. If you are planning on getting the most of your visit then get some Bargain car hire so you can go to all the local attractions.