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We're back with another fantastic city guide, and this time we're giving the lowdown on the North East gem that is Newcastle. As usual, we've asked some of the best local bloggers around to contribute with advice and reviews on their favourite places in The Toon. From restaurants to pubs, the famous quayside to arts and culture, we've got it covered. Check back soon for your own free downloadable version. In such a diverse and downright cool city, a bit of local knowledge can go a long way.
Newcastle: A North East gem
Newcastle is renowned for its nightlife, but we happen to know that it has so much more to offer. The quayside, for one, is a beautiful riverside destination perfect for a sunny afternoon out. Start at the Pitcher and Piano for a spot of lunch overlooking the water, and then take a stroll across the tilting Millennium Bridge - an impressive feat of modern engineering. Then stop for a look around the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, where you'll find everything from sculptures to paintings, film screenings to art installations.
If you're feeling in the mood for something a little more low key, why not try some of Newcastle's plentiful pubs? Home to thousands of students, the city is in no short supply of them. From the cosy and quiet to the upper-end gastro, you're bound to find what you fancy.
And not forgetting Newcastle's great arts and culture offering. From fascinating museums such as the Great North Museum, to prestigious theatres including the Theatre Royal, you can have your fill of sophisticated fun.
Yes, Newcastle is a thriving and diverse city with tons to see and do. And with one of the Copthorne hotels in Newcastle city centre, right by the beautiful river, you'll have even more reason to visit. Don't forget to watch this space for our handy guide. See you in Geordie-land!