One of the most popular attractions which the city has to offer is a guided our of the Victoria Tunnel. These tunnels runs beneath the city of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne from the Town Moor down to the River Tyne. The Victoria Tunnel was built to transport coal from Leazes Main Colliery to riverside staithes ready for loading onto ships. It was converted into an air-raid shelter to protect hundreds of Newcastle citizens during World War II.
If you are a football fan then undoubtedly you will want to visit St James Park, home to Newcastle United. Accompanied by a tour guide you will visit areas of the ground reserved for players and officials only. you can access the dressing rooms and directors box. Must see event for any football fan.
One of the most iconic features of Newcastle is its quayside with numerous bridges. With the most famous one being the Millennium Bridge. Why not walk the quayside taking in the views. Additionally you can stop in all the local bars, cafes and restaurants along the way.
If you are looking to surround yourself in nature, then Jesmond Dene is the place to be. The Dene is packed full of historic and natural features and masses of wildlife, flowers and ancient woodland for everyone to enjoy.
Located approximately 15 minutes outside the city centre you will find the contemporary sculpture that is The Angel of the North. Designed by Antony Gormley the significance of the angel was three-fold: firstly, to signify that beneath the site of its construction, coal miners worked for two centuries; secondly, to grasp the transition from an industrial to an information age; and thirdly, to serve as a focus for our evolving hopes and fears.
Travelling to Newcastle by Ferry
The closest ferry port to Newcastle is Newcastle Ferry Terminal making it the ideal place for ferry travel.
There are actually seven separate UK to ferry ports that will get you within a 6 hour drive of Newcastle. Where ever you live in the world, driving to Newcastle should be easy with ferries arriving into England from France, Holland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.