We will be staying for two nights in Newcastle with our newly teenage grandson next month and want to give him a flavour of the place, which we love.
We will arrive on the afternoon of day 1 and then have two full days to explore. One day will be a trip to Beamish by car and we have the other day and all three late afternoon/evenings to see as much as we can.
As I love coming into Newcastle Central from the south across the Tyne I'd like to see if we can do a short train journey so we do that. Am I right in thinking that we could get on a train at Dunston and alight at Newcastle Central? Any alternative suggestions?
Weather permitting we want to take him out to South Shields and North Shields or Whitley Bay on the metro. Which is the nicest route from the central station using the metro out to the coast, cross the Tyne on the ferry and back onto the metro back into the centre?
We will be walking a lot and I know we won't have time to do everything we'd like but suggestions for making the best use of the time we have in Newcastle very welcome.