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Stories and Tips Newcastle upon Tyne

Chinatown & Blackfriars

Written by fizzytom on 07 Aug, 2003

From the Monument, head up Blackett Street towards St. James Park, over the roundabout and continue up Gallowgate. At the top turn left back on yourself and you'll see Rosies Bar. Turn right here and this is Stowell Street, the heart of Chinatown. Somewhat smaller…Read More

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Around the Central Station - to the West

Written by fizzytom on 06 Aug, 2003

Whilst this part of town is certainly not the most happening or, indeed, the most attrative, things are improving here and there are a number of interesting things to see. I'll talk about the station at the end because I'll assume you'll start this mini-tour…Read More

Around the Monument

Written by fizzytom on 09 Jul, 2003

Earl Grey's Monument as it is properly named, stands in a small plaza at the convergence of several of Newcastle's principle streets. Especially at weekends, it is teeming with people of all ages because it's central and, largely traffic-free, location make it an ideal spot…Read More

Tip: The B&B Bait-and-Switch

Written by justin121883 on 18 Apr, 2006

Problem: With their great combination of affordability and hospitality, B&Bs in England are the way to go, but many don't have websites, and most don't book online. Small-town accommodations are especially hard to book from overseas.Solution: Book a bunch of nights in Newcastle in…Read More

Newcastle's appeal

Written by Random on 17 Nov, 2002

Newcastle is not the most obvious tourist destination, people seem to be put off by the language barrier; but ah divvint knaa wot there on aboot man. It's a good thing the road signs aren't in Geordie as well though. Newcastle is certainly…Read More

Some day trips from Newcastle.

Written by milliebell on 13 Jun, 2002

Newcastle is an excellent base for day trips. I will try to give you some insider information here. BEACHES. The best beaches are in Northumberland. Getting there involves a bus trip from the Haymarket bus station (beside Haymarket Metro). My favourite beach is CRESSWELL. It's…Read More

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