Newcastle doesn’t just have a vibrant student nightlife, it also has a fascinating history, iconic bridges and delicious food, along with its very friendly Geordie accent. It has everything that makes a great student city. With affordable living costs, world class education and welcoming locals, it has a thriving student community. As said in The Times ‘If you don’t fall in love with Newcastle’s architecture, history or culture, chances are you’ll fall for the residents: Geordies are the friendliest people in the country (that’s a fact).’ If that doesn't make you want to study here, we've put together some fun things to do in the city.
Shop in Newcastle’s first supermarket that’s been open for almost 200 years. With all things you’d expect to find, from vintage items to homemade cakes and everything in between. Experience shopping in the vibrant market and discover its traditional stalls along with the lively local characters. Winning the title of 'Britain's Favourite Market' in the Great British Market Awards 2020, it’s the last of its kind and a must visit for anyone who loves to find a bargain.
Take a wonder around Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle’s cultural quarter. The vibrant area is home to artists, musicians, designers, printmakers, brewers and even sheep. If art and culture is your thing, be sure to check out The Biscuit Factory which holds regular exhibitions and events and even has its own roof top café with delicious food. Shop some art or take home a new houseplant to decorate your Uni room with. You’ll also find live music with local musicians and indie DJs performing in the area’s best pubs.
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art
Take a look around Baltic the centre for contemporary arts. It’s free entry and you can just drop by during its opening hours. They host regular exhibitions and tours so there’s always something new to see. Our absolute must do is visit the viewing box on level 5 where you’ll see stunning views of the city and its 7 bridges!
Step back in time to learn about Newcastle’s rich and gruesome history by taking a tour of the medieval Newcastle Castle (you’ve guessed it, that’s how the city got its name!). This was the ‘new’ stone castle built to replace its original wooden fort that played an important role in the country’s turbulent past. Nonetheless, if history’s not your thing, it’s also said to be one of England’s most haunted castles with a history of executions. Venture on a ghost hunting tour for a chilling and unforgettable experience.
Angel of the North
Take a trip just out of the city to see the famous Angel of the North. It’s become one of the most talked about sculptures in the world. Millions of people visit every year to see it up close. It’s incredibly tall reaching as far as 4 double decker busses! An absolute must visit for anyone in the area.
Geordie Shore Bar Crawl
Party like the cast of Geordie Shore, the city is famous for its nightlife and if you’ve ever watched Geordie Shore, you might be eager to check out some of the spots featured in the show. Newcastle has a huge selection of different bars and nightclubs for different tastes and budgets. If you’re looking for a night out whilst at Uni, then you’ve chosen the best place for it!
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Whether you’re wanting to go for a stroll or bike ride during the day, or to lively bars and restaurants in the evening, quayside is the perfect place. There’s a lot in the area such as great food, art and architecture. Undoubtedly the most popular feature are the 7 bridges that make up its unique skyline. Its stunning scenery makes it a great spot if you like taking pictures!
It’s no surprise Newcastle is considered one of the UK’s favourite cities to study in. The city is small and compact enough to make everything easily accessible by walking. Our property Garth Heads is situated just by the beautiful Quayside, meaning it’s not far from all the action! Get in touch or check out our website for more details.