Tyne and Wear

Geordie Jaunt

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Overview

From Exhibition Park head to St. James’ Park before reaching the Grey’s Monument. From the Discovery Museum head to the Science Centre. Explore the Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas before arriving at Newcastle Castle. Take in the Tyne Bridge en route to the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art and up finish up at Gateshead Millennium Bridge.

Exhibition Park

Enjoy the fun of Exhibition Park – take a stroll in the peaceful park or choose from tennis courts, croquet lawns, crazy golf, rowing boats, skate park or visit the military vehicle museum.

St. James' Park

Choose from a range of stadium tours at St. James’ Park - home of Newcastle United Football Club – see the changing rooms, go behind the scenes in the media centre and experience the history of the Magpies.

Grey's Monument

In the city, at the end of Grey Street, you can discover the imposing Grey’s Monument – a tribute to the second Earl Grey upon the passing of the Great Reform Act of 1832 which extended male suffrage – visitors can climb the 164 steps to get some great views.

Discovery Museum

A blend of science and local history can be found at the Discovery Museum on Blandford Square where you can explore the artefacts and exhibits including the ship Turbinia – the first steam turbine powered ship.

Life Science Centre

Be inspired at the Life Science Centre – take in live theatre shows, the planetarium, visit the Brain Zone and Young Explorers’ Zone in a fun packed day out for all the family.

Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas

Spend some time at the impressive Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas – take in the monuments, intricate carvings and stained glass windows and discover the largest collection of ledger stones in Western Europe.

Newcastle Castle

Visit the Black Gate and Castle Keep of the medieval fortress that is Newcastle Castle – the building that gave the city its name. Take in the great views over the city and the River Tyne.

Tyne Bridge

The iconic landmark straddles the Tyne River and links Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead. Standing 59m high the Tyne Bridge is part of a series of seven bridges and was the world’s longest single span bridge when it was opened.

The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts

The converted mill building is the UK’s largest dedicated contemporary art institution – take some time to experience the exhibitions and performances in this wonderful facility.

Gateshead Millennium Bridge

The world’s first tilting bridge spans the River Tyne linking Gateshead’s Quays art quarter and the quayside of Newcastle upon Tyne and has quickly become an icon of the city. The quayside is known across the north-east for its bustling nightlife and outstanding choice of restaurants.

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Village Hotel, Restaurant, Pub, Gym, & Spa- Newcastle

10 The Silverlink North, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE27 0BY

TeamSport Indoor Karting- Newcastle

Scotswood Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE15 6UX

Malmaison Hotel, Bar & Brasserie- Newcastle

Malmaison Newcastle, 104 Quayside, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 3DX

About the Geordie Jaunt Trail

Distance:10 miles
Cities / Towns:10
Number Of Businesses:3

Start the trail in Exhibition Park where there are range of activities on offer, before making your way to St. James’ Park – home of Newcastle United Football Club. Head to Grey’s Monument for far reaching views before enjoying the science and local history on offer at the Discovery Museum. Broaden your mind at the Science Centre before taking in the Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas. Explore the Newcastle Castle before heading for the iconic Tyne Bridge, the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art and finishing your tour with the tilting Gateshead Millennium Bridge.

What's In A Name?

Head to Newcastle Castle to unearth the story behind how Newcastle got its name – explore the historic site and enjoy some great views over the city and River Tyne.

Iconic Bridges

Seven bridges span the Tyne linking Newcastle to Gateshead – perhaps the most iconic and most photographed is the instantly recognisable Tyne Bridge, a massive single span construction.

Educational East

Newcastle has a number of museums to explore – discover the history of the city and River Tyne based on steam turbine powered shipbuilding, armaments, coal and locomotives at the Discovery Museum and unlock the mysteries of science at the Life Science Centre.

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Village Hotel, Restaurant, Pub, Gym, & Spa- Newcastle

10 The Silverlink North, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE27 0BY

TeamSport Indoor Karting- Newcastle

Scotswood Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE15 6UX

Malmaison Hotel, Bar & Brasserie- Newcastle

Malmaison Newcastle, 104 Quayside, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 3DX