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Make the most of your weekend in Newcastle

By August 4, 2014 No Comments
The Tyne Bridge Newcastle

If you’re heading up North this weekend or any weekend for that matter, then we want you to make the most of your stay, and really enjoy your weekend in Newcastle. Of course, you should begin by booking a room at The Rosebery Hotel! Once you’ve arrived and had a moment to have a cup of speciality tea or fresh coffee, you can start planning your weekend.

Here at the Rosebery, we want you to make the most of the North East and all the things it has to offer, so we’ve set out an example weekend plan to help you along your way:

On Friday you could…

Head to Newcastle City Centre, either 10 minutes by car or bus, or a 25-30 minute stroll.
If you’ve checked in at our earliest check-in, 3 pm, then you’ll have time for some retail therapy, or just have a browse of the many shops Newcastle has to offer!
Go to Eldon Square, where shops are open until 8 pm every weeknight. Here you’ll find the usual high street shops, which continue out onto Northumberland Street, where the shops close at 6 pm. If you’re more of a designer lover, Blackett Street has some big name shops, such as Hugo Boss and French Connection! But if vintage is more your style, there are some quirky independent shops dotted around the city too.
You’re going to be thirsty after all this shopping, so you should go for cocktails at The Living Room or Bonbar (this place has fabulous interiors, with lots of quirky design features that we love).
Interiors of Bonbar and Living Room in Newcastle City Centre
If you get peckish, take a trip down to the Quayside and maybe have dinner at Cafe 21 and sample some of the amazing food they have on offer. Or if you fancy Indian food, why not dine at Vujon where you get fresh ingredients and the meals are prepared individually! There are loads of brilliant restaurants along the river to choose from so take your pick.
To let your food drop, take an after dinner stroll along the Quayside and absorb the great view of the Tyne and all of its bridges.
View of the Newcastle Quayside and Millenium Bridge A View of the Bridges along the River Tyne

On Saturday…

After a restful night’s sleep, start the day by tucking into your FREE in-room continental breakfast! Energised and ready to go, head to Central Station and catch a train to head a little bit further afield.
Definitely worth a visit on your weekend up North, is the beautiful Corbridge! Take a walk along the bank of the Tyne and visit the Dilston Physic Garden. This is a beautiful garden which features over 800 medicinal plants and is open 11 am to 4 pm.
Visit Dilston Physic Garden during your Weekend
If you’ve satisfied the botanist in you, you could head back to Corbridge to have lunch at the lovely Tea and Tipple and have one of their tasty scones or a scrumptious salad.
You must visit the amazing vintage shop RE, which sells unusual items and fabulous furnishings, which have all been found and sourced from a variety of interesting places. It’s definitely worth a look, and it’s one of our favourite shops!
Visit Corbridge and Visit Tea and Tipple and RE
Once you’re back in Newcastle, and it’s getting on for the evening, you could try Jamie Oliver’s new Italian restaurant next to Grey’s Monument, or why not take a short stroll from the hotel and sample one of the many Jesmond restaurants.
When Saturday night swings around, head out to the amazing Tyneside Cinema for drinks and a film! This cinema has a great 1920’s Art Deco inspired interior and a good choice of films!
Go to Tyneside Cinema during your Weekend in Newcastle

On Sunday you should…

Finish the weekend with a nice, relaxing morning stroll along Long Sands Beach in Tynemouth, (perfect if you’ve brought your pooch along with you!) and take in the views of the North Sea. There’s a bus, the 306, which takes you to directly to Tynemouth, straight from the hotel.
Tynemouth Longsands is a great place to visit during your Weekend in Newcastle
When lunch time hunger strikes, go to the Dil & the Bear for a fabulous light lunch, in a comfortable and homely atmosphere. Then onto Tynemouth vintage antique market for a peruse and you might even find yourself a bargain! Not far from Tynemouth Metro Station is a lovely converted church, Land of Green Ginger shopping arcade where you will find a quirky little retro sweet shop and a vintage style barbers.
The Weekend Market at Tynemouth is something you can't miss!
These are just a few examples of how you can spend your weekend in Newcastle, there’s so many other sites to be seen and places to visit. It just means that you’ll have to come and stay again!
Here is a short list of other things that you could fit into your weekend:
Open Air Theatre – Just 5 minutes from the hotel in Jesmond Dene.
Theatre Royal or the  Live Theatre.
The Body Words Exhibition at the Centre for Life is on until 2nd November and is definitely worth a viewing. It’s just by the Central Station, you can’t miss it.
Alnwick Castle – A stunning 1,000-year-old castle which holds regular tours of the grounds and their staterooms.
Alnmouth – A beautiful location where you can enjoy a stroll along the sea front, and maybe even do some sand sculpting!
The Farne Islands – These can be reached from Seahouses, by catching a boat, just up the coast from Alnwick.
Bamburgh – An amazing historic coastal town with a 5,000-year-old castle rock.
Durham – You could spend a full day here and take a tour of the grand Durham Cathedral! Just catch the train from Newcastle Central Station and you’ll be there in 10 minutes.

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