There’s something captivating about Newcastle’s blend of edgy, urban streets and modern hangouts. Past Newcastle Airport and a welcoming angel, you’ll reach a city that’s primed for days spent in art galleries, dining by the waterfront, and nights out in chic bars. This once-industrial hub is one of the north-east’s greatest treasures.
If you’re keen on art, don’t miss the BALTIC Centre. Its various exhibits and installations change over the months, but at least one of the galleries across the building’s levels will have something to catch your eye. And, after you’ve looked around, dine in the fantastic on-site rooftop restaurant, Six.
Lush, green hillsides drape across this northernmost county. You can enjoy the medley of picturesque beaches and intriguing castle complexes like Bamburgh. The stunning Cheviot Hills are a top pick for cycling or hiking, while Hadrian’s Wall is one of England’s most famous historic sites.