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A few hours in Newcastle

Hong Kong, China
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A few hours in Newcastle

We will visit Durham Uni in Mid-mar and plan to go to Newcastle before back to London. We have approx. 4-5 hours (2-7pm) there. We plan to visit the Quayside, Grainger market, Grey st.... These places are walking distance from train station as I searched from google map. Do you think 4-5 hours are good enough ? Any suggestions ? Thank you.

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Bingley, United...
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1. Re: A few hours in Newcastle

You might want to consider the Great North Museum aka the Hancock if the weather isn't too great to get an idea of regional history

Just note that it's uphill from the Quayside to everywhere else in Newcastle - watch out for the kittiwakes under the Tyne Bridge

Northumberland...
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2. Re: A few hours in Newcastle

4 - 5 hours for a wander round will be ample, though probably not to 'visit' places.

Gateshead, United...
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3. Re: A few hours in Newcastle

Yeah, you have plenty of time to visit all those things.

Newcastle upon...
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4. Re: A few hours in Newcastle

There's a regular bus service to and from the Quayside from Central Station and Market Street (close to Monument) - Q2 and Q3 - if you don't want to walk (especially UP the steep hill). Once there don't miss crossing the Millennium Bridge to visit Baltic Arts Centre (get lift top viewing platform up top) and have a look in The Sage, the stunning glass music venue on the Gateshead side of the Tyne. Free entry to both to look around. Some good cafes and restaurants down Grey St, Dean St and along the Quayside, including cat cafe CatPawCino.

Newcastle upon...
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5. Re: A few hours in Newcastle

The castle keep us worth a visit if you have any interest in the history of Newcastle without spending hours.

It's on your way to the quayside from the station.

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