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Marie's Guidebook

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Marie's Guidebook

Food scene
Recently voted the best pizza in Newcastle (October 2019). Definitely a 5 star pizza experience in a small bistro environment.
Flint Pizza
218a Chillingham Rd
Recently voted the best pizza in Newcastle (October 2019). Definitely a 5 star pizza experience in a small bistro environment.
Great pub to visit, fab food, dog friendly, good selection of beers & gin. It has a lovely friendly local atmosphere & we highly recommend it
The Northumberland Hussar
Great pub to visit, fab food, dog friendly, good selection of beers & gin. It has a lovely friendly local atmosphere & we highly recommend it
Ernest is an independent cafe bar situated in the top end of Ouseburn. Open everyday from 10am serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. Live music some weekends too
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Ernest Cafe Bar
1 Boyd Street
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Ernest is an independent cafe bar situated in the top end of Ouseburn. Open everyday from 10am serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. Live music some weekends too
Great venue with live music most weekends. Free snacks on a Tuesday & great selection of real ales.
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The Tyne Bar
1 Maling Street
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Great venue with live music most weekends. Free snacks on a Tuesday & great selection of real ales.
Literally at the top of our street! Go early as it gets very busy, often queues at weekends. Serves New York diner style food & cakes.
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Butterfly Cabinet
200 Heaton Rd
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Literally at the top of our street! Go early as it gets very busy, often queues at weekends. Serves New York diner style food & cakes.
A small Spanish restaurant serving lunch, dinner & tapas! 2 minute walk away to a great friendly service & tasty dishes
Boquerones Tapas and Cocktails
194A Heaton Road
A small Spanish restaurant serving lunch, dinner & tapas! 2 minute walk away to a great friendly service & tasty dishes
Award winning restaurant & street food menu, which has a reputation for quality & excellence. It’s everyone’s favourite local Indian restaurant.
Cafe Spice
111 Chillingham Road
Award winning restaurant & street food menu, which has a reputation for quality & excellence. It’s everyone’s favourite local Indian restaurant.
Cafe & takeaway
Sky Apple cafe specialise in vegetarian, vegan and gluten free cuisine. Long established cafe using locally sourced ingredients & worth a visit.
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Sky Apple Cafe
182 Heaton Road
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Outdoors - Heaton Park
The park is just up at the top of our street and is 2 miles away from Newcastle city centre. The park has a lovely border next to the bowling green and still has Victorian character to its planting. A wonderful park for all the family & dogs to explore. Great place for a picnic & a game of football. Play park area, afternoon bowls & it even has an Italian cafe serving food throughout the day & evening
A Victorian park created in the 1870s with mature trees and shrubs. It is a park with charm & character
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Heaton Park
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A Victorian park created in the 1870s with mature trees and shrubs. It is a park with charm & character
This park it adjacent to Heaton Park and was planned in the 1870s by the industrialist William Armstrong who also owned Jesmond Dene. This makes this park one of the oldest in Newcastle. There is also a shoe tree, art installation and you can walk through this park to Jesmond Dene.
Armstrong Park
This park it adjacent to Heaton Park and was planned in the 1870s by the industrialist William Armstrong who also owned Jesmond Dene. This makes this park one of the oldest in Newcastle. There is also a shoe tree, art installation and you can walk through this park to Jesmond Dene.
Sightseeing
Close to Heaton Park you’ll see the 13th Century ruins of a house which belonged to Adam of Jesmond (who left on the crusades but did not return) . This monument was later attributed to King John - despite he never visited and is well worth a visit.
Adam of Jesmond's House
Close to Heaton Park you’ll see the 13th Century ruins of a house which belonged to Adam of Jesmond (who left on the crusades but did not return) . This monument was later attributed to King John - despite he never visited and is well worth a visit.
A beautiful place to visit with the family, walk the dog or just go for a stroll. Lots of places to see as you walk including waterfalls, a water mill and petting zoo.
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Jesmond Dene
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A beautiful place to visit with the family, walk the dog or just go for a stroll. Lots of places to see as you walk including waterfalls, a water mill and petting zoo.
A real hidden gem & something I’d recommend if you have time. The tour is full of interesting history facts and tales about the tunnel & lasts around 2 hours usually.
Victoria Tunnel Tours (advance booking essential)
A real hidden gem & something I’d recommend if you have time. The tour is full of interesting history facts and tales about the tunnel & lasts around 2 hours usually.
Not that new anymore, this medieval structure is what gives Newcastle its name. First built by the son of William the Conqueror. Open to visitors 10am - 5pm with family events usually in school holidays.
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Newcastle Castle
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Not that new anymore, this medieval structure is what gives Newcastle its name. First built by the son of William the Conqueror. Open to visitors 10am - 5pm with family events usually in school holidays.
The place to go for pubs, clubs & restaurants, the quayside area is now also a modernised hub of arts, music and culture in the city. A Sunday market between 9am - 2pm takes place every weekend
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Quayside
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The place to go for pubs, clubs & restaurants, the quayside area is now also a modernised hub of arts, music and culture in the city. A Sunday market between 9am - 2pm takes place every weekend
The central Cathedral for Newcastle, St Nicholas dates back to the same Norman period as the castle that gives the city its name. St Nicholas is the patron saint of boats and sailors, which suits Newcastle with its river and docks.
The Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas
The central Cathedral for Newcastle, St Nicholas dates back to the same Norman period as the castle that gives the city its name. St Nicholas is the patron saint of boats and sailors, which suits Newcastle with its river and docks.
Over 7000 tonnes of steel went into building this 389 metre bridge that serves motorists using the A167 road to get around the city. One of the city’s most iconic structures, which is often decorated throughout the year to commemorate events.
Tyne Bridge
Over 7000 tonnes of steel went into building this 389 metre bridge that serves motorists using the A167 road to get around the city. One of the city’s most iconic structures, which is often decorated throughout the year to commemorate events.
At the top of a 40m-high column stands a statue of Charles Grey, Prime Minister from 1830-1834. Occasionally visitors are allowed to go up and have a better look at the statue and cityscape. The monument is the one referenced in the Maximo Park song called ‘By the Monument’.
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Grey's Monument
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At the top of a 40m-high column stands a statue of Charles Grey, Prime Minister from 1830-1834. Occasionally visitors are allowed to go up and have a better look at the statue and cityscape. The monument is the one referenced in the Maximo Park song called ‘By the Monument’.
Spas & Wellness
Absolutely the best place to go to relax and to have a massage. Lovely staff who are always do friendly
A fantastic place to get back aches sorted. Various massages to try, it is bliss and will leave you feeling relaxed.
Montra Thai Massage & Spa Newcastle
188-190 Chillingham Road
A fantastic place to get back aches sorted. Various massages to try, it is bliss and will leave you feeling relaxed.
Providing fantastic range of affordable treatments from tanning, waxing, lashes & manicures to acrylic extensions, gel polish, massage & face peels.
The Treatment Rooms
80 Heaton Road
Providing fantastic range of affordable treatments from tanning, waxing, lashes & manicures to acrylic extensions, gel polish, massage & face peels.
Things to Do
A taxi ride away but worth the visit. Over 18’s only, a great night out to go with friends or a group of people. All the staff are friendly, good food & cocktails
Ghetto Golf Newcastle
What better way to immerse yourself in the local culture than by admiring art. The Biscuit Factory is a contemporary museum just outside of Heaton. It’s one of the largest art, craft and design galleries in the UK. Set in a Victorian era warehouse, with quarterly exhibitions which feature a few hundred individual art pieces each time.
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The Biscuit Factory
16 Stoddart St
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What better way to immerse yourself in the local culture than by admiring art. The Biscuit Factory is a contemporary museum just outside of Heaton. It’s one of the largest art, craft and design galleries in the UK. Set in a Victorian era warehouse, with quarterly exhibitions which feature a few hundred individual art pieces each time.
If you’ve got little ones or want to unleash your own inner child, then Seven Stories is the perfect place to do so! It is the national centre for children’s books and promotes creativity in all areas. Seven Stories retrieved its name when the owners occupied a seven storey Victorian warehouse. The owners had heard concerns for the future of children’s literature and decided to give back to the community a place for wonderful tales and narratives.
Seven Stories
30 Lime St
If you’ve got little ones or want to unleash your own inner child, then Seven Stories is the perfect place to do so! It is the national centre for children’s books and promotes creativity in all areas. Seven Stories retrieved its name when the owners occupied a seven storey Victorian warehouse. The owners had heard concerns for the future of children’s literature and decided to give back to the community a place for wonderful tales and narratives.
Winner of the UK theatre awards ‘most welcoming north east theatre’ 2018, which is said to be Sir Ian McKellen’s favourite theatre.
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Theatre Royal
100 Grey Street
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Winner of the UK theatre awards ‘most welcoming north east theatre’ 2018, which is said to be Sir Ian McKellen’s favourite theatre.
Not far from Newcastle Central station and well worth a visit. It’s patron is the co-discoverer of DNA, Dr James Watson.
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Life Science Centre
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Not far from Newcastle Central station and well worth a visit. It’s patron is the co-discoverer of DNA, Dr James Watson.