Newcastle - pubs, clubs, things to do and general chat

Discussion in 'Midlands and the North' started by Bungle73, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    I was reading an article in The Times the other day about Newcastle and it said there many interesting buildings there and it was worth a visit. What say you?
  2. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg Be a Pisces. Jam.

    Why aye.
  3. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    I was putting the idea on the back burner until maybe 2013 because I've already got a few holidays in mind for next year, but I just saw the East Coast have a special offer on atm.
  4. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    The other option is Edinburgh, but I was going to go there maybe in September when it's a bit warmer.
  5. quimcunx

    quimcunx protestant traybake

    Newcastle is lovely and warm in December.
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  6. Yelkcub

    Yelkcub Well-Known Member

    It's defininitely a fun night out!
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  7. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    What I meant was the reason I originally picket September for Edinburgh was because it's warmer, and I've already booked up May for York, and will probably go to Chester in June.
  8. Yelkcub

    Yelkcub Well-Known Member

    Cheap beer, friendly locals, that sort of thing
  9. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

  10. Yelkcub

    Yelkcub Well-Known Member

  11. Ax^

    Ax^ Silly Rabbit

    Aye and Newcastle women are something to be seen in action
  12. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    I'm not sure if you're being sarcastic or not.

    So should I go or not?
  13. janeb

    janeb WW Tyrion do?

    Go! I love Newcastle. Lived there 2001 -2010 until we moved to York. Miss it loads. Get to Star and Shadow (alt cinema / art space), the Cumberland and the Cluny (pubs) as well as the obvious stuff. And take the metro out to the coast. Do the quayside market on a Sunday am. Oh, so much to do :)
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  14. elfman

    elfman 罗斯

    ^^ this
  15. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    It's a bit of a hole imo, i only go there for the metrocentre, which i regard as its finest attraction.

    But then I don't think much of Edinburgh either.
  16. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Don't wear a jacket Bungle. People will giggle at you and think you're one of them foreigners
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  17. krink

    krink I'll do it this afternoon

    no. it's shit.

  18. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

    you'll never know, unless you try for yourself !
    Pubs, clubs, art, culture, history, sport, coastline ...(you might need a bablefish for some places/events)....all sorts for all tastes. (and I'm not a geordie)
  19. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    it's a great city. due to it's size & location, it has many of the features of a capital city - culturally there's few places to rival it, of a similar size. lovely architecture, some fantastic pubs. friends speak very highly of the cinemas there (at least two arthouse places i believe), the art galleries are fantastic, the people seem as pleasant as they are anywhere. they have an on-street bicycle hire scheme (dunno if that'd be much use at this time of year mind...)
  20. Smokeandsteam

    Smokeandsteam Well-Known Member

    Agreed with this - the OP mentioned buildings and there is some beautiful architecture in the City (and some interesting Nordic influence on the outskirts), there is the Angel of the North and I found the Quayside fairly jaw dropping. As others have said the pubs are excellent and the people are dead friendly. The Baltic is excellent and is the Walker Art Gallery.

    Finally 30/40 miles up the road you have the Northumberland Coast which is stunning.

    Go :)
  21. Meltingpot

    Meltingpot Living in our pools we soon forget about the sea

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  22. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat That's Puddy Tat Esq to you

    Never been to Newcastle itself (not the one that's on Tyne, I lived in the Under Lyme version for a couple of years a while back)

    Mum-Tat went a few years ago and seemed to like it.

    Beamish museum is possibly worth doing.
  23. krink

    krink I'll do it this afternoon

    I would particularly recommend the area known as Cowgate. Unfathomable dialects spoken there.
  24. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

    not unless you want your head kicking in by Charvas. Thank fuck they shut down the Ord Arms a few years ago, though a thousand tack heeds cried when it closed.
  25. discokermit

    discokermit Well-Known Member

    fake tan and steroid abuse.
  26. Roadkill

    Roadkill Well-Known Member

    Newcastle is a superb city. :cool:
  27. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    Thanks. I'm off next week.
  28. krink

    krink I'll do it this afternoon

    I used to go there regularly without any bother and I'm from Sunderland! Mind, I only used to go in daylight:D
  29. neonwilderness

    neonwilderness What would Badgers do?

    If you're travelling by train then Centurion is worth a look.

    Is there anything in particular you wanted to see? You mentioned buildings, so you'll probably want to go to the area around the Monument (Grainer street, Grey street).
  30. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    Yep, I'm heading there by train. I have First Class tickets booked!

    That looks very nice. I'll have to check it out. So many pubs to choose from! :D

    Yes, I'm planning on seeing the Grey Street area. I drew up a list of things I want to see a while ago.

    -Bessie Surtees' House

    -Grey Street

    -The Castle

    -The Black Gate

    -Granger Town


    -Great North Museum


    Discovery Museum

    St. Nicholas Cathedral


    -Tynemouth Castle and Priory

    -Watch House Museum

    I also want to take a trip out to see Hadrian's Wall and Vindolanda.

    Whether I'll have time for everything I'm not sure.

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