Newcastle is the smallest big city in the world. Famous for its nightlife and the Geordie accent, this vibrant city is one of the top city-break destinations in the UK.
The Bigg Market is the perfect place to start a proper night out in Newcastle. With over 20 pubs and bars in the area, this medieval market now plays host to modern disco clubs and cozy drinking holes alike.
For travellers who want to dig into Newcastle's history, a visit to the Great North Museum: Hancock is in order. With exhibits tracing the city's history back to Roman times alongside mummies and natural history exhibits, this in-depth museum also contains a fully interactive Hadrian's Wall exhibit.
Newcastle Castle is also always worth going to see. Built over the course of nearly a hundred years, this Norman castle contains displays of local artifacts and hosts many themed seasonal events.
Just south of Newcastle in Gateshead in Tyne and Wear, the Angel of the North is the largest sculpture in Britain at 20 metres tall. Built on the site of a former coal mine to commemorate the move from the industrial age to the information age, its 54-metre wingspan is angled slightly forward to create a sense of being embraced.
Football fans will want to visit St James' Park Stadium, home of Newcastle United since 189This historic stadium can sit over 50 000 fans in its asymmetrical stands and has also hosted concerts and Olympic soccer matches as well as being used as a set for film and television.