The City of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

The City of Newcastle-upon-Tyne is a 45 minute journey from the Cleugh manor and is a beautiful, vibrant and historic city with major shopping areas  with the largest of these is the Eldon Square Shopping Centre the largest city centre shopping complexes in the UK. It incorporates a flagship Debenhams store as well as the largest John Lewis stores which first opened in 1838, and is often cited as the world's first department store. Below we have carefully selected the best places we recommend for you to visit on your stay at the Manor.

 

 

Tyneside Vintage Experience Cinema - A space as amazing as the films on-screen, entertain yourself with the latest cinema releases or vintage movies in the luxurious Cinema bringing back to life a bygone era.

 

Victoria Tunnel - The Victoria Tunnel is a place of many stories. Step inside wartime Newcastle and follow in the footsteps of the people who spent many nights sheltering from bombing raids on the city during WW2, listen for the air-raid warning and the sound of planes overhead dropping their bombs and memories of people who lived through the dreadful period.

 

Segedunum was a Roman fort at modern-day Wallsend, in Newcastle. The fort lay at the eastern end of Hadrian's Wall near the banks of the River Tyne, forming the easternmost portion of the wall. It was in use as a garrison for approximately 300 years, almost up to 400AD. Segedunum is the most thoroughly excavated fort along Hadrian's Wall, and is operated as Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum.

 

Blackfriars Restaurant, the time-honoured traditional British restaurant in the heart of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and the oldest dining room in the UK. Established in 1239 as a Dominican friary, Blackfriars' rich heritage is the cornerstone of Newcastle's historic past. Today, Blackfriars is one of the city's most recognised restaurants and was voted the Taste of England Award in the North East England Tourism Awards 2013

 

The Sage Gateshead building which is a fine example of Norman Foster's designcontains three performance spaces; a 1,700-seater, a 450-seater and a smaller rehearsal and performance hall, the Northern Rock Foundation Hall. The rest of the building was designed around these three spaces to allow for maximum attention to detail in their acoustic properties. performances by The Sage Gateshead's orchestra Northern Sinfonia, many influential and diverse visiting musicians perform at The Sage Gateshead, including The Acanto Quartet, Clannad, Mitsuko Uchida, Angela Hewitt, Imogen Cooper, Martin Roscoe, Peter Donohoe, Elizabeth Watts, Emma Kirkby, Anthony Rooley, James Brown amongst others.

 

The Castle of Newcastle - The Castle is a medieval fortification in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, which gave the City of Newcastle its name. The most prominent remaining structures on the site are the Castle Keep, the castle's main fortified stone tower, and the Black Gate, its fortified gatehouse.

 

Jesmond Dene - Jesmond Dene is a public park in the east end of Newcastle and was first laid out by George Armstrong and his wife, of Jesmond Dene House, during the 1860s. The beautiful parks design reflects a rural setting, with woodland, crags, waterfalls and pools and a free entry petting zoo known as "Pets' Corner". 

 

St James Park - Home to the popular Newcastle United Football Club (Soccer) since 1892, enjoy a game of football as a spectator or enjoy the lively spirit of a game by becoming a supporting side's fan, and share stories later at a quaint pub with friends over a glass of Newcastle Brown Ale.

 

Live Theater - From its base on Newcastle's quayside, Live Theater which was founded in 1973, produces work as varied and diverse as the audiences. It will engage you  by taking plays to non-theatrical locations with plays from playrights like Tom Haddaway and C.P Taylor.

 

The Stand Comedy Club - The well known Stand comedy club provides high quality entertainment with writing and performance from well known comedians which reflects, contemporary Scottish (and North East) culture.

 

Grainger Town Shopping - Based around classical streets built by Richard Grainger 1824 these are some of Newcastle's finest buildings and streets  with high quality shopping outlets, designer fashions and jewelry.

 

Theater Royal - This magnificent theater was designed by John and Benjamin Green and first opened on 20 February 1837 with a performance of The Merchant of Venice. Watch  the finest drama, the brightest West End musicals, the cream of the comedy circuit, award winning ballet and dance, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, Opera North and Rambert Dance.

 

The City Hall - This venue opened in 1927, hosts many popular music and classical artists throughout the years, as well as standup and comedy acts. 

 

Baltic Flour Mill is an international centre for contemporary art located on the south bank of the River Tyne alongside the Gateshead Millennium Bridge in Gateshead, North East England, United Kingdom.

 

Washington Old Hall - At the heart of historic Washington village of Newcastle this picturesque stone manor house and its gardens provide a tranquil oasis, reflecting gentry life following the turbulence of the English Civil War. The building incorporates parts of the original medieval home of George Washington's direct ancestor, and it is from here that the family took their surname of 'Washington'.

 

Newcastle Racecourse is a horse racing course located at Gosforth Park near Newcastle which offers a versatile venue  available all year round for racedays and events with a welcoming atmosphere and first class facilities will ensure that you have an enjoyable experience.

 

Visit the 16th century Bessie Surtee's House, tucked behind Newcastle's quayside where in 1772 a tale of forbidden love to rival Romeo and Juliet was immortalised.  Bessie Surtees, a high society Girl of 17th century, climbed out of the first-floor window of this historic house to elope with John Scott, a coal merchant's son who Bessie's father did not approve of, but who later became a prominent local and national figure whose name lives on in the city today. 

 

The Mill Volvo Tyne Theater is a theater in Newcastle in a Grade I listed buildingand opened in 1867 as the Tyne Theatre and Opera House. In 1919 it became a cinema, the Stoll Picture House, the name which can still be seen on the building front and side. Watch and enjoy an assortment of events from opera to theater shows, from comedy to pantomimes, concerts to conferences.

 

Jesmond Dene House Restaurant lies in a quiet woodland setting yet minutes from Newcastle city centre, offers understated luxury, contemporary style and award-winning food.  The striking Arts and Crafts building has been carefully updated offering skilful yet unfussy food and is open to all, whether for coffee and cakes or a tasting menu dinner. With colourful gardens,  intimate spaces and grand rooms, the hotel makes a memorable choice for a nice drink at the bar or a wicked afternoon tea. 

 

Newcastle Arts Centre Limited was founded as an Arts Development company in 1981 as nine buildings around a central courtyard, including a bespoke picture framer, details art shop, and many arts and crafts related shops with finest in ceramics and art.

 

The Laing Art Gallery's exceptional collection focuses on British oil paintings, watercolours, ceramics, silver and glassware. The collection has Designated Status in recognition of its national and international significance. Highlights include outstanding pictures by William Holman Hunt, Edward Burne-Jones, Paul Gauguin, and Victor Pasmore, together with an important group of paintings by 19th-century artist John Martin, who was born and brought up in the North East. Lawrence Alma-Tadema and Daniel Maclise also feature among the 19th-century paintings, together with significant pictures by local artists TM Richardson, Ralph Hedley and CN Hemy. 20th century artists include Laura Knight, Ben Nicholson, David Bomberg, and Gillian Ayres, and there is a growing contemporary collection.

 

Tynemouth village is a popular place for people from far and wide to come for a variety of reasons. It is steeped in history, has some fabulous attractions, great shopping and a vibrant nightlife. A perfect destination for a day trip, the charming village has something to offer everyone. The dramatic Tynemouth Priory & Castle dominates the headland. The site dates back centuries and is the burial place of Saints and Kings of the old Kingdom of Northumbria.Tynemouth Longsands is a mile long beach of golden sands popular for walking, relaxing, games and is a nationally recognised watersports hub. Blue Reef Aquarium provides fun for all the family with some fantastic exhibits on display of marine life of all different shapes, colours and sizes including otters, seals and even a colony of monkeys!

 

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