Awash with restaurants, bars, cafes, hotels and must-see tourist attractions including the Life Science Centre and the Great North Museum, featuring Fossil Stories, Ancient Egyptians and even a T-Rex skeleton!

Catpawcino cat cafe is situated on Newcastle’s picturesque Quayside, between the Tyne Bridge and Millennium Bridge.

The original Valley Restaurant in Corbridge, the location and setting which inspired owner Daraz to realise his dream to open an Indian Restaurant which would become synonymous with good taste and style. The restaurant is located in the old station house and can be found on the platform at Corbridge station.

At the Tyneside Cinema, we give a trip to the pictures the sense of occasion it deserves.

Not long since its relaunch, The Factory Kitchen café is situated on the first floor of The Biscuit Factory gallery, based in Newcastle’s Ouseburn.

Located in Newcastle’s The Biscuit Factory gallery, Artisan is a modern a la carte restaurant.

Situated in the heart of Newcastle’s cultural quarter, The Biscuit Factory is the UK’s biggest independent art, craft and design gallery. Based in a former Victorian warehouse, The Biscuit Factory houses the work of over 200 contemporary artists and designers in seasonal exhibitions.

Newcastle City Hall

Newcastle City Hall is one of the best and most used 2000 seated venues in the country. It has continued to host almost every rock and pop “great” since the 1960′s, as well as seeing the first tours of future legends. 

Newcastle Quayside This former industrial area has thoroughly embraced its makeover and invites you to experience its new status - as a mecca for art, music and all things cultural. 

For something a bit different, how about a three hour cruise along the River Tyne? 

Plates piled high with sandwiches, cakes and scones is enough to put a smile on any face but it also gives you the chance to have a proper catch up with family and friends over several cups of tea. Quality time together - that’s what it’s all about.