Regularly voted among the top cities to visit (not just in Britain!), this vibrant city is brim-full of culture, heritage, shopping and of course nightlife. With its unique culture, modern attractions and countless heritage sites, Newcastle has plenty of must-see attractions for first time tourists or seasoned residents alike.

Steeped in history, this imposing Norman fortress, right in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, is a rugged reminder of northern England's turbulent history. No staid stately home, Newcastle Castle is a grim reminder of royal authority where armies gathered and criminals were imprisoned and executed.

Just 15 miles from Newcastle city centre, nestled in stunning Northumberland scenery, lies a high ropes course to truly test your nerve. The first to be built in the grounds of a country house hotel, Go Ape at Matfen Hall is also rare for being built among deciduous trees, making it a stunning spring experience as leaves, blossoms and birds flourish around your 30-foot-high adventure.

Many cities have walking tours, many cities have great pubs, Newcastle famously among them! The Great Game Newcastle is a unique treasure hunt which combines both: an exciting, immersive self-guided walking treasure hunt around the city, with real treasure at the end: discount at a great pub!

The borderland between England and Scotland, Northumberland has experienced more than its fair share of tumult, turmoil and conflict. Hadrian’s Wall, ranging across the stunning countryside, contains a series of fortifications, including Chesters Roman Fort, the most complete Roman cavalry fort in Britain.

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