Fog on the Tyne is all mine

15th June, 2015 | Article By Lesley Tan

I am from Geordieland, therefore, I am a Geordie! I love it and embrace it and I even have a Facebook group for Geordie Expats (of which I am one). I am from Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear, which is a short train-ride from Newcastle. So, Newcastle is the nearest city and we all LOVE it.

Newcastle is a small city which sits on the north side of the River Tyne. It is recognised by some to be the Student and Party Capital of the North! Here are a few of my favourite places: St. James Park, which is famously home to Newcastle United Football Team, Jesmond Dene Park which is a lovely picnic and walking area, the Discovery Museum which is a great day out for the whole family, Newcastle Castle which can be seen from Newcastle Central Station and The Quayside. The Quayside is a fabulous place to walk around, stop and have a drink or a snack, take some photos or just sit and marvel at the views. There are several  bridges over the Tyne: the Tyne Bridge, the Millennium Bridge and the High Level Bridge being the most famous. These bridges have been built over the years for various purposes and are great locations for a photo when visiting the city.

Talents to come out of this great city, include legendary footballers Alan Shearer, Paul Gascoigne and Sir Bobby Robson and musically, one of my all time favourite bands, Lindisfarne!

There are plenty of things to do: night clubs, eateries, castles, gardens, chip shops and pubs. One very famous pub is The Strawberry, which is located right outside of St James Park!

Shopping in Newcastle is great, as it is not so very big, you can get around most of the shops in a day. We have all of the best shops right in the city centre, have you been to Eldon Square? If you want more – take a shuttle bus over to the Intu Metrocentre formerly known as MetroCentre, which is over the river on the Gateshead side. People travel from as far away as Scotland and Europe just to shop at Gateshead Metrocentre – believe me I used to work there, so I know!  When you have had your fill of shopping, then relax and have a drink in one of the many pubs when you have finished. I would recommend Union Rooms which is a Wetherspoons. It is very well known for being a great value for money place to eat and drink.

Yes it’s true, Newcastle was known for the fog in the old days, but there are loads of attractions to enjoy, I will post more soon!

By Lesley Tan

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