A city that makes history and shapes the future

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About our city

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International relations

Newcastle is a truly international city with a proud tradition of working with people, organisations and countries from around the world through formal and informal relationships. 

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Attractions and experiences

Soak up some history while you’re in the city by visiting some of the city's best historical attractions  and experiences.

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History and heritage

Newcastle has a rich history dating back almost 2,000 years.

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Whether you are ready for a city break packed with culture, history and heritage or you simply want to find out where to find the best must-see attractions and landmarks in Newcastle, we can help you to explore our city.

Centre for Life

Centre for Life

Life is an award-winning Science Centre in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne where one ticket gets you everything! Hosting a wide portfolio of attractions visitors are guaranteed to find something of interest, tickets are consistently priced between events with a full price list available at the bottom of this page. 


Victoria Tunnel

The Victoria Tunnel runs beneath the city from the Town Moor down to the Tyne. It was built in 1842 to transport coal from Leazes Main Colliery to riverside staithes (jetties) ready for loading onto ships.

Laing Art Gallery

Laing Art Gallery

The Laing Art Gallery on New Bridge Street is home to an impressive collection of art and sculpture with it's programme of displays and events renowned for bringing the biggest names in historic, modern and contemporary art to the North East.

Newcastle has a fantastic variety of markets, including the monthly Farmer's market and the Grainger Market which has been an important part of the city’s shopping experience for almost two centuries.

Grainger Market

Grainger Market

Built in 1835, the Grade I listed building is a popular traditional indoor market offering a huge range of products from fresh fruit and vegetables, meat and fish to handmade crafts, hardware and haberdashery. 

Farmers Market

Farmers' Market

Our popular local food producers' market is held outdoors at Grey's Monument in the city centre the first Friday every month from 9am to 2.30pm.


Sunday Quayside market

This vibrant market on Newcastle's Quayside is flourishing with traders selling quality local crafts, artwork, jewellery, fashion, food and plants.

Transport improvements

We’ve got bold plans for our transport network and we’ve already started to deliver on them.

At the heart of all our plans are making the city greener – improving air quality and making healthy active choices such as cycling and walking a first choice for everyone.