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Things to see and do

Meet NewcastleGateshead. The destination for your best conference yet. The destination your delegates will never forget. With a culture-packed city centre, award-winning coastline and stunning countryside, there’s so much for you to discover.


There are loads of brilliant things for your delegates to experience in NewcastleGateshead. We think these ideas are champion and a great place to start:

NewcastleGateshead Quayside

The quayside is the best place in the city to view our seven spectacluar bridges which unite Newcastle and Gateshead over the River Tyne. Geordie translation: Best view in toon, it’s canny lush!

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Newcastle Castle

Explore the dark and exciting history of the medieval fortress where the story of Newcastle began. You might even get a visit from the castle ghost… Geordie translation: Have a gander aboot the owld castle where the story of The Toon began.

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Hadrian’s Wall

Submerge yourself in Roman history against a dramatic landscape with a visit to Hadrian’s Wall. Built to guard the wild north-west frontier of the Roman Empire, the wall stretches 73 miles coast to coast and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Geordie translation: Visit owa wall. It’s geet massive, owld and canny impressive.

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Grainger Town

Overlooked by a striking monument of Earl Grey, Grainger Town is the historic heart of NewcastleGateshead and home to some of the most beautiful buildings in the region. Geordie translation: Grainger Toon is dead bonny.

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Sage Gateshead

The international live music venue is hard to miss! It’s curving glass exterior makes it one of the UK’s most iconic landmark buildings. Home to the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Sage Gateshead hosts entertainment from all genres around the world. Geordie transaltion: You cannit miss Sage Gateshead, everyone knahs aboot it. It’s yhem to the Royal Northern Sinfonia.

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Ouseburn Valley

Boasting a lively and active community of artists, printmakers and independent galleries, the Ouseburn Valley is the creative hub of NewcastleGateshead and the perfect place to soak up culture, live music and tasty food. Geordie translation: Gan to the Ouseburn for a class time and tasty scran.

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The Coast

Golden sands, towering cliffs and clean waters, our award-winning coastline definitely lives up to its reputation. Six of our beaches have won the Blue Flag award, crowning them among the cleanest in Britain. These include Tynemouth Longsands and Whitley Bay which are just under a 20 minute journey from the city centre. Geordie translation: You cannit beat owa beaches!

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St. James’ Park

Football is one of our greatest passions! St. James’ Park is at the heart of the city centre and home to our very own football club, Newcastle United. Geordie translation: Nee better place on Earth!

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Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle is north of NewcastleGateshead in Northumberland and is one of the largest castles in England. It’s home to the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland as well as some of the greatest wizards in history! The castle was used as Hogwarts in the filming of Harry Potter. Geordie translation: Just up from the Toon, Alnwick Castle is a canny size. It’s yhem to royalty and even Harry Potter!

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Holy Island

Lying just off the Northumberland coast, Holy Island is the epitome of picturesque landscapes and rich Anglo Saxon history. Cut off twice-daily from the rest of the world by fast-moving tides, the island is one of the North East’s best kept secrets. Geordie translation: Holy Island is a reet bobby dazzler but watch oot for the tide!

(c) Howard Russell
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Contact our friendly team today to find out how we can help you plan your next event.

+44 (0)191 440 5757conventionbureau@ngi.org.uk

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NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau services during COVID-19

To maintain social distancing, the NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau team is now operating from home.

While we can't welcome you to our beautiful destination to experience it for yourself or show you round our brilliant venues, we are still here to help with enquiries about the destination and to assist with planning future conferences and events in NewcastleGateshead.

Contact us via email at conventionbureau@ngi.org.uk or call us on +44 (0)191 440 5757.