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Scenes of City of Newcastle upon Tyne, County Durham and Northumbria (Northumberland)

 Interesting places to visit, places to stay, good walking areas

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The Newcastle Bridges from the Baltic Arts Centre

The bridges over the River Tyne in Newcastle-Gateshead (right-left!)


1. Newcastle-upon-Tyne-Gateshead area (1) River Tyne Bridges and Quays

2. Newcastle-Gateshead area (2a) The Gateshead Sage Theatre & Concert Hall

2. Newcastle-Gateshead area (2b) The Baltic Arts Centre Gateshead

14a. Newcastle (3) Buildings in the centre of Newcastle, Eldon Square, Grey Street, Grey Monument

 15. Newcastle-Gateshead (4) The Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle

23. Newcastle-Gateshead area (5) The Angel of the North

37. Newcastle area (6) The Black Gate and Castle Keep & Museum

38. Newcastle area (7) C of E St Nicholas Cathedral

39. Newcastle (8) The Hancock Museum of the North

40. Newcastle (9) Bessie Surtees House

41. Newcastle-Gateshead (10) More Churches, Medieval Walls & Tourist Information Centre

41a. St John the Baptist Church, Newcastle

41b. St Mary's Church, Gateshead -Tourist Information Centre

41c. Church of St Thomas the Martyr, Barras Bridge, Newcastle

 41d. Newcastle's Medieval Walls and Towers

41e. Holy Trinity Church, Jesmond, Newcastle

41f. Hatton Gallery - Newcastle University buildings

52. Newcastle (11) The Discovery Museum - History of Tyneside

53. Newcastle (12) St Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral and All Saints Church

14b. Newcastle (13) The Central Arcade and Holy Jesus Hospital

70. Newcastle (14) The Library of the Literary and Philosophical Society

71. Newcastle (15) The Ouseburn area

See also some Tyne and Weir Metro Train destinations

City of Durham

4. Durham (1) Durham Cathedral (County Durham)

10. Durham (2) Enjoyable days in the City of Durham - streets, river and buildings

North East Railway and other historic industrial site pages

11a. Trip to 'Locomotion' PART 1 National Railway Museum at Shildon via Darlington Station

11b. 2nd trip to Locomotion PART 2 The NRM and Shildon's Railway History

11c. Live Steam at Shildon NRM

26. HEAD of STEAM -Darlington Railway Museum

and trainspotting at Newcastle Central Station - ECML

72. Tees Cottage Pumping Station, Darlington

Hexham and Corbridge area

12. Hexham (1) A historic market town in Northumbria

17a. Hexham (2) The Abbey - architecture and other features

5a. Corbridge Town - River Tyne Bridge, Streets & St Andrew's Church

5b The Roman Town of Corbridge

5c. A walk from Corbridge to Hexham

The City of Sunderland

27. Sunderland (1) River Wear Bridges, Monkwearmouth Station & Museum

28. Sunderland (2) St Peter's Church, Monkwearmouth

29. Sunderland (3) National Glass Centre, River Wear & Harbour Views

30. Sunderland (4) St Andrew's Church, Roker

32 Sunderland (5) The Winter Gardens


33a. Hartlepool (1) Tourist Information Centre, Panoramic Views from Christ Church & town buildings

33b. Hartlepool (2) The Maritime Experience - Historic Quay - Museum of Hartlepool

33c. Hartlepool (3) PSS Wingfield Castle and Jackson Dock

33d. Hartlepool (4) HMS TRINCOMALEE

33e. Hartlepool (5) Some General Harbour and Marina Scenes

33f. Hartlepool (6) St Hilda's Church

33g. Hartlepool (7) The Tall Ships Race 2010


35a. Tynemouth (1) Town, Castle & North Pier

35b. Tynemouth (2) The Priory & more Sea Scenes


44a. Berwick-upon-Tweed (1) Town Buildings, Streets & Quay

44b. Berwick (2) Churches

44c. Berwick-upon-Tweed (3) The Fortifications and Walls

44d. Berwick (4) River Tweed Walk

44e. Berwick-upon-Tweed (5) River Tweed Bridges

44f. Berwick (6) YHA Youth Hostel, cafes, pubs

The Barnard Castle area in Co. Durham (and a smidge of North Yorkshire!)

13a. The Town of Barnard Castle (Co. Durham) and its Castle

13b. Circular walk to Cotherstone from Barnard Castle on the banks of the River Tees

13c. The Bowes Museum near Barnard Castle

13d. The ruins of Egglestone Abbey, near Barnard Castle

13e The paintings of Norman Cornish (images from the Bowes Museum Exhibition in 2020)

13f. A circular walk from Cotherstone via Romaldkirk and the lovely River Tees


56a  Alnwick (1) Around the Market Place * 56b  Alnwick (2) Bondgate Within & Bondgate Without

56c Alnwick (3) Pottergate-Narrowgate -Bailiffgate Museum Area

56d  Alnwick (4) St Michael's Church * 56e  Alnwick (5) Hostel Area


3a. Walking Hadrian's Wall near Crag Lough * 3b. Housesteads Roman Fort

6. The Roman Fort of VINDOLANDA

59. The Roman Army Museum, Northumberland

69. YHA The Sill at Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland

57 . Birdoswald Roman Fort


7. Bardon Mill Pottery & Beltingham - St Cuthbert's Church, the village and walk

16. A visit to the medieval village of Blanchland

18a. Wooler & Cheviots walk - Happy Valley, North Middleton, Careyburn Bridge, Old Middleton Town

18b. The east stain glass window of St Mary's Church, Wooler

19. Kirknewton Church and a Cheviots Hillfort Walk in Northumberland

20a. Ford Village - Lady Waterford Hall and the Wall Paintings

20b. Heatherslaw Mill, Narrow Gauge Railway * 20c. The Duddo Standing Stones

21. Circular Northumberland Cheviots walk from Careyburn Bridge to Broadstruther

22a. Rothbury * 22b. Brinkburn Priory and Longframlington Church

24. Allendale Town and Circular Walks from Allendale

36. Belsay Hall, Gardens and Belsay Castle

42a. Holy Island (1) Museum, Lindisfarne Priory and St Mary's Church

42b. Holy Island (2) Walking, Lindisfarne Castle and St Aidan's RC Church

43a. Norham (1) The Castle * 43b. Norham (2) Village and St Cuthbert's Church

45. Ninebanks Hostel & the Mo Hope (Mohope) Valley

46. The Town of Haltwhistle and Holy Cross Church

47. The Village of Whitfield, Northumberland

48. Allenheads, North Pennines

49. Aydon Castle, Northumberland

50. Halton Tower and Chapel, Northumberland

54. A Coastal Walk from Boulmer to near Howick, Northumberland

66. St Cuthbert's Cave Walk

67. Wallington Hall, Northumberland

68. The Villages of Greenhead and Gilsland


8. Seaham Harbour, beaches and St Mary's Church Old Seaham

AND A coastal walk from Seaham Harbour to Salterfen Rocks

9. Escomb Saxon Church, Co. Durham

25. Darlington & St Cuthbert's Church

31a Jarrow (1) Bede's World * 31b Jarrow (2) St Peter's Church, Monastery

34. St Edmund's Church, Sedgefield


58. Staindrop - Parish Church and Village

Coastal Walking from Budle Bay to Craster on the wild and beautiful Northumberland coast

55. Walk from Craster to Dunstanburgh Castle

60. Seahouses, North Sunderland Harbour, and a Farne Islands Boat Trip

61. Beadnell, Northumberland

62. Bamburgh (1) St Aidan's Church and Grace Darling Museum

63. Bamburgh (2) Bamburgh Castle and Bamburgh Village

64. Bamburgh (3) Walk to Budle Bay

65a. Embleton Village and Holy Trinity Parish Church

65b. Embleton Bay and walk to Dunstanburgh Castle

For Alston and North Pennines see The Yorkshire Dales Pages Index

See also Eggleston Hall Gardens and Cafe




There is a nice cafe, with an appropriate artistic atmosphere of paintings and sculpture, in the Laing Art Gallery in Higham Place in the centre of the great City of Newcastle. This a nice gallery and a really interesting exhibition of the City of Newcastle. There are many 18th and 19th century paintings by local artists.

The 'John Lewis Cafe' in the John Lewis store serves good food and a good refuge from tramping round shops! It is situated in the large Eldon Square Shopping Centre and apparently has good 'baby facilities'!

There is a good bar and bistro in recently magnificently refurbished Theatre Royal in Grey Street were we saw a wonderful performance of the comic production "The Thirty Nine Steps". The Theatre Royal is a grade 1 listed building in Grey Street, with the huge column dedicated to Earl Grey at the top of Grey Street.

Hadrian's Wall

Newcastle-upon-Tyne is a historic busy, bustling and interesting University city to visit or work in and there seems to be ample jobs available. Plenty of places to stay, so accommodation is no problem with lots of hotels. There museums (Hancock Museum, Newcastle Museum of Antiquities, Shefton Museum of Greek Art and Archaeology, Great North Museum to open in 2009, Centre for Life-Discovery Museum), art galleries (Hatton Gallery, Laing Art Gallery, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art), heritage centres, churches and theatres (Newcastle Theatre Royal, Live Theatre, Tyne Theatre, Peoples Theatre, Newcastle Arts Centre) to visit and it seems to have become a favourite venue for trips to night clubs and discos, though a wild nightclub was never my scene! The Baltic Arts Centre, Millennium Bridge, the giant arches of the Tyne Bridge and there is plenty of live music e.g. at the Sage Theatre and Concert Hall above the Gateshead Quays, which provide a wonderful backdrop to walking by the River Tyne. Newcastle can be readily reached by road, rail, flights and coach. There are many interesting historic sites to see not too far to travel to, particularly the Roman sites like Vindolanda and Housteads Forts and Hadrian's Wall. The Geordies (as the 'Toon' army) passionately support their Newcastle Football Club despite the ups and downs of recent years! I hope the site provides a series of pictures and images that make you want to visit the City of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. More details and links to follow. There are lots of bed and breakfast to stay at, with hostels and self-catering holiday cottages in the surrounding countryside of Northumbria and the Northumberland National Park, the Border Forest Park and Kielder Forrest water, walking and other outdoor facilities on offer. For those can afford it, lots of properties for sale or rent, but property prices for 1st or second homes are rising as everywhere else, particularly in attractive villages. South of Newcastle is the lovely city of Durham and its great Cathedral but watch out for out of the way treasures like the Saxon church at Escomb and other Roman sites like Corbridge. North of Newcastle is the wild coast of Northumbria. West is Hadrian's Wall.

The towers of Durham Cathedral viewed from the cloisters.

Durham Cathedral


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WEARDALE RAILWAY YORKSHIRE DALES and North Pennines scenes and notes THE WENSLEYDALE RAILWAY North Yorkshire LAKE DISTRICT PICTURES of England's Northern Lakeland CLEVELAND, North East England, Scenes & Notes YORK Scenes and Notes HEAD of STEAM Railway Museum LONDON Scenes and Notes
Email Docs Pics NORTHUMBRIA, Co. DURHAM and NEWCASTLE Scenes and Notes NORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS RAILWAY SCENES Shildon LOCOMOTION National Railway Museum Co. Durham SCOTLAND - SCOTTISH Scenes and Notes YORK NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM plus live steam! Steam Train and Locomotive Photographs from the late 60's City of OXFORD Scenes & Notes CAMBRIDGE City England Images & Notes