Sleep: The City Centre, Jesmond and Gosforth boroughs that have numerous hotels to offer and are in good proximity to the University. Some recommendations in the area include:   

The Newcastle University Halls of Residence also has rooms available for rent. Advanced booking is required as rooms go extremely quickly.  There is also accommodation available with Northumbria University’s Residences.

Eat: Newcastle has a lively night life that begins with a great meal. Here are some of the more popular places to be seen:   

  • Tyneside Cinema and Cafe: An arts cinema, coffee shop, bar and cafe. Good for lunch, afternoon coffee and tea, or an evening drink and a movie. (£)
  • Popolos: American style dinner. Great for lunches, turns into a popular cocktail bar in the evening. (££)
  • Blackfiars: Traditional British food, operating in the oldest dining room in the UK. (£££)
  • El Torero : Spanish tapas (££)
  • Red Mezze: Turkish cuisine (££)
  • Wagamama: Asian inspired cuisine. Good for lunch or a casual dinner. (££)
  • Panis: Italian cuisine (££)

Visit: There are Newcastle-Gateshead Sightseeing Tours via coach available from £4-8.  Supplement your bus tour with this guide to the architecture in the area is the Pevsner Architectural Guide for Newcastle and Gateshead. Many of the buildings mentioned are within walking distance of the University if the bus tour does not suit. Keep an eye out for the following:   

  • Bessie Surtee’s House – one of the oldest Tudor houses in Europe and owned by English Heritage
  • St. Mary’s Cathedral by A.W.N. Pugin
  • Castle, Castle Keep and Black Gate
  • Civic Centre by Barras Bridge
  • Central Station by John Dobson
  • Grey’s Monument and Grey Street by Benjamin Green
  • Central Arcade by J. Oswald and Son
  • Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art by Dominic Williams
  • Sage Music Centre by Foster and Partners
  • Gateshead Millennium Bridge by Wilkinson Eyre Architects

Enjoy!!

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