Things to do in Newcastle & Gateshead

Newcastle City Centre and Gateshead have so much to offer such as fantastic shopping, inspiring architecture with the Millennium Bridge, great nightlife and so many friendly people, it's a place to visit over and over again.

What's more with our range of frequent buses serving central areas, and our Quaylink buses running every 15 minutes during the daytimes, giving you the best link to all of the attractions that NewcastleGateshead offers.

We have put together a few of the best places to visit and with our value for money tickets including our popular Family Day Ticket - there's no excuse not to have a great day out!

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  • Eldon Square

    Eldon Square is the heart of shopping in Newcastle upon Tyne featuring an impressive number of high street names and specialist shops.

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  • Life Science Centre

    Take advantage of our great Life Science Centre offer! One free child admission (to the Science Centre only) with every full paying adult when you show your key smartcard or bus ticket (from the same day) at Science Centre reception.

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  • Metrocentre

    Metrocentre is the largest shopping and leisure centre in the UK, with over 340 stores and restaurants - getting there is easy with us!

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  • Newcastle City Centre

    If you are exploring the City Centre, hop on our Quaylink service, serving most attractions that NewcastleGateshead has to offer!

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  • Victoria Tunnel

    Visit the Victoria Tunnel on Quaylink Q3. The tunnel is a preserved 19th century waggonway under the city from the Town Moor to the Tyne, built to transport coal from Spital Tongues (Leazes Main) Colliery to the river and operated from 1842-1860s.

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  • Vue Cinema

    A wide range of our services stop at Gateshead Interchange, then it's just a short walk to Trinity Square to see the latest films!

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  • The Cluny

    Hop on our Quaylink bus to visit this fab venue which offers music, food and drink, as well as an art gallery!

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  • Seven Stories

    The first museum in the UK dedicated to children's books. An attraction for the whole family, just a short walk away when you use our QuayLink service.

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  • Theatre Royal

    Drama, great comedy, award winning ballet, dance and a great range of family shows.

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  • Great North Hancock Museum

    Entry is FREE! Major displays include a large interactive model of Hadrian's Wall, samples from animal and plant kingdoms as well as a life size T-Rex dinosaur skeleton.

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  • Tyne Theatre

    From musicals to stand up comedy and family shows, The Tyne Theatre has a great number of shows for all interests.

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  • The Gate

    A whole host of entertainment from pubs and clubs, restaurants, cinema and even a casino under one roof!

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  • St James' Park

    The home of Newcastle United Football Club. A wide range of services stop within walking distance of the ground, as well as a dedicated Park & Ride Soccerbus on matchdays.

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    Accessed from Gateshead or Newcastle using our Quaylink service, BALTIC gives year round art exhibitions and activities.

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  • Sage Gateshead

    Sage Gateshead is one of the most stunning buildings in the area, with its shell-like design. This international home for music is easily accessed using Quaylink, with a wide range of music to suit everyone's tastes.

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  • Shipley Art Gallery

    Offering a range of designs and art in the great surroundings of the Gallery. Visit the website for full range of events, which is easily accessed by a range of our buses.

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