Cheap flights to Newcastle
As famous for football as it is for its world-renowned brown ale, Newcastle is located in the north east of England. Known as the UK’s party city, it boasts a staggering number of bars and clubs packed tightly into its city centre. But scratch a little beneath the surface and you’ll find a modern city that doesn’t just cater to hen nights, but also to the discerning art critic and culture buff alike.
And it seems you guys like it; after all it was voted the nation’s favourite city break in The Guardian/Observer Travel Awards from 2002 to 2005! This could have something to do with the locals, or Geordies as they are known, and whilst you may not understand everything that they are saying – to say their accent is a little on the strong side would be an understatement – they are perhaps the UK’s friendliest people, known for their warmth and hospitality.
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Established in 1882, Fenwick (39 Northumberland Street, NE99 1AR) is Newcastle's most famous department store. The shop's annual animatronic Christmas window display attracts crowds from throughout the country during the festive season.
Singer/songwriter Bruno Mars plays Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena on 25 November in the latest leg of his The Moonshine Jungle World Tour. He appears with special guest Mayer Hawthorne (Arena Way, NE4 7NA, metroradioarena.co.uk).
One of the world's greatest books, the Lindisfarne Gospels returns to the North East with a fanfare for all the family. The priceless medieval book will go on display at Durham's UNESCO World Heritage site accompanied by a programme of arts and music shows and workshops throughout the region. lindisfarnegospels.com