Me and a friend of mine, Jack Bonner, love nothing more than touring the UK to visit the best cities and the beautiful countryside that the country has to offer. We try to do long weekends as a result of work constrictions and usually manage to get 3 nights away to some of the best locations in Britain at least once a month.

Last week we headed up to the northeast city of Newcastle to see what it was all about and why so many people rave about visiting there, we weren’t disappointed and I want to share with you some of the top things to do there.

Tyne Bridge Bungee

Newcastle is separated from neighboring city Gateshead by the vast Tyne River and the Newcastle landscape is heavily determined by the numerous bridges which pass over the river. The most famous of these bridges is the Tyne Bridge which was actually the prototype for the Sydney Harbor Bridge. We were fortunate enough to get an opportunity to take a bungee jump off the bridge which allowed us not only to see the incredible range of bridges that pass the river but also the chance of a thrilling activity which saw us plummet head first towards the water below.

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Take in Some Football

As a general working class city, Newcastle has a deep-rooted passion for football and the stadium of Newcastle United sits right in the center of the city. As a result of this, game day is particularly electric as around 50,000 fans head down to their ‘church’ to watch their beloved team. Even if you are not a football fan, you cannot help but be swept away by the incredible energy and atmosphere within the stadium when the team are playing and if you are lucky enough to be in town when there is a game on, then you should try to go and see the ‘Black and White Army’.

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 Take in a Concert at The Sage

Technically speaking, The Sage is a building that is on the Gateshead side of the river but you could easily hit it with a stone whilst standing in Newcastle. The Sage is a music venue which has been intricately designed to offer the greatest acoustic sound from within its walls. From the outside, the building looks a little bit like a slug or a caterpillar that is dressed in glass panes, inside however this center is wholeheartedly dedicated to music and the best sounds that can be created. If you are able to then I’d recommend that you take in a show in this incredible building and witness the outstanding sound quality inside.

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Newcastle is a city that is packed with culture and art and there is an incredible array of things for the tourist to do. These are just the top 3 things that me and friend did during our time in the city and we cannot wait to go back and see some more of the sights and activities that the city has on offer.