Conde Nast Traveller have named Newcastle in Top 10 UK Cities for best weekend breaks.


Now that we can see light in the tunnel towards travelling and lifting of Covid restrictions we can prepare for the return of visitors to North East England and Cumbria,

The exciting news just announced by Conde Nast Traveller placing Newcastle in the top 10 of UK cities for city breaks is a wonderful boost. Travel was cut severely and visitors stopped coming, with terrible impact of the Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Industry sector.

Even so, there have been exciting changes within the city of Newcastle as highlighted by Conde Nast. There are great recommendations on where to stay, where to eat, drink and shop and additionally recommendations on what to do.

Here are a just couple of examples of things to do, which you will see on our city walking tours on our website.

Newcastle’s historic 19th century indoor Grainger Market in the heart of the city is a must see and do location and experience. You can buy almost anything in here, from foods of all kinds, meat, veg, fish, with clothing stalls, jewellers, shoes and boots and leather shops and florists in abundance. This is the home of the original Marks and Spencer’s Penny Bazaar. Many delicious street food stalls serve takeaway food or sit in to enjoy while you savour the market atmosphere.

The Literary and Philosophical Society, known locally just as the Lit & Phil, was the 18th Century meeting place for debate with many inventors, pioneers and visionaries as members who were at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution. Their collections of books and artefacts grew. It is now a fully independent private library relying on members and their subscriptions. As restrictions are lifted, the public will once again be able to have a look inside and enjoy a cuppa whilst enjoying the atmosphere of the historic surroundings.

Among the many city galleries and museums is The Hatton Gallery, where a major highlight is Artist Kurt Schwitters Merz Barn Wall, an exciting work by this great 20th century artist.

If you wish to take a trip on the Metro you can enjoy Tynemouth Market. This is held Saturdays and Sundays in the restored Victorian Railway Station. It is full of amazing stalls and you can browse antiques, curios, bric-a-brac, books, plants, retro stalls and much more. There are lots of local food offerings too.

Have a look at our walking tours – Newcastle Walking Tours – Tom Keating Personalised Touring Services

and also our Newcastle Gateshead tours –  Newcastle Gateshead – Tom Keating Personalised Touring Services

I am certain you will enjoy a Super City Break in Newcastle

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