Campsites near Newcastle upon Tyne
There are a many options when it comes to campsites near Newcastle upon Tyne, so you are sure to find something that meets your needs! Want to be close to the city? Then the High Hermitage Caravan Park is the campsite for you, situated in Ovingham a short drive from Newcastle in pristine Northumberland countryside it gives easy access to the city’s attractions. For those looking for a sea view, head to Sandhaven Holiday Park near the seaside resort of South Shields and a stone’s throw from award winning beaches, a variety of restaurants and family fun at Ocean Beach Pleasure Park. For a more rural location check out dog friendly Bonners Lodge campsite situated in the lovely North Pennines Area of Outstanding Beauty and offering everything that a traveller needs for a comfortable stay in their rental home on wheels.
Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne
There are a variety of exciting things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne and the local region, so you will definitely not get bored! Fans of modern art can check out the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, a significant collection of pieces housed in a former flour mill, towering over the riverside. It provides memorable views over the city centre and the iconic Tyne Bridge. If history is your thing then don’t forget to explore the city’s colourful past in its surviving medieval castle and take a ride on a ferry up the river for a unique experience of the historic quayside. If you are looking to travel a bit further afield and experience an unforgettable vista, then take a road trip up the coast to the holy island of Lindisfarne. An ancient religious settlement, Lindisfarne is a peaceful island accessed at low tide on foot with the ruins of a monastery, a castle, a paradise for bird watchers and stunning views of of the coast. Another short drive just to the south of Newcastle, the tiny but magnificent city of Durham with its handsome Norman cathedral dramatically perched on a peninsula over the River Wear is well worth a visit.
Events in Newcastle upon Tyne
Events in Newcastle upon Tyne offer a particular friendly and welcoming Geordie charm, making you feel right at home! The city’s many world class venues host a variety of talent from big names in comedy and music to academic lectures and dance performances. There are also many exciting annual festivals. The EAT! NewcastleGateshead is a food festival with a difference, with an informal atmosphere showcasing local talent and produce from the food industry. One for the kids, the award winning Juice Festival offers a family friendly program with fantastic activities for babies, children and teenagers. Just down the road, Sunderland Airshow, one of the biggest free events of its kind in Europe provides wonder and amazement with air acrobatics by the Red Arrows and much more. There is always something going on in the region so you are sure to find something for you!