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I think I just fell in love with...Newcastle

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worldcitizen Tue 30-Jul-13 21:14:22


I am here in Germany and am watching this awesome documentary about Newcastle and now I think I need to go and visit!!!!

For some reason it has never been mentioned as a place to visit in the UK and now I feel betrayed angry

The people were presented as so nice, warm and chatty. The city looks beautiful and there seems to be so much going on and so much to do and see....

Well I'm going grin

CatsCantFlyFast Tue 30-Jul-13 21:16:34

Go! It's a lovely city and the people ARE lovely! Enjoy

stopprocrastinating Tue 30-Jul-13 21:18:16

Never been. We live in North Wales. Parents visited first time this year and loved it, and they are not easy to please.

RandomMess Tue 30-Jul-13 21:18:20

Yeah it's lovely.

almostamrs Tue 30-Jul-13 21:19:42

are you watching geordie shore?! grin

wonkylegs Tue 30-Jul-13 21:20:05

I lived there for a very long time and was extremely sad to leave (for work)
It's a great city - I've experienced it as a student, a twentysomething with a job and as a parent and it's worked well for all lifestyles. Family and friends also seem to like it to visit.

I hope its not Geordie Shore you are watching

worldcitizen Tue 30-Jul-13 21:23:10

No Geordie shore. A real documentary!!!! So lovely, I am wondering why this place is not generally recommended as a tourist destination????

That's it. I'm going smile

worldcitizen Tue 30-Jul-13 21:24:47

wonky wow, that sounds like a wonderful place when you write about it. Almost like a love declaration.

I'm telling you I feel like I'm having a crush now.

YoureAllABunchOfBastards Tue 30-Jul-13 21:26:24

It is an amazing place. Love it.

worldcitizen Tue 30-Jul-13 21:43:11

Thanks for all the positive comments smile

boogiewoogie Tue 30-Jul-13 22:11:45

I live near there and unfortunately I don't rate it. I much prefer York. Full of history and picturesque.

worldcitizen Tue 30-Jul-13 22:20:03

Hey boogie yes York is of course always mentioned in all those guide books etc.

I think one day would be enough for me in York, but what I've seen from Newcastle now I could see myself staying there for 4-5 days and take advantage of what it has to offer in terms of art, culture and urban life.

boogiewoogie Tue 30-Jul-13 22:21:57

I beg to differ. If however, you like London and big cities then Newcastle might be your thing.

worldcitizen Tue 30-Jul-13 22:24:45

Yep, I actually love London and generally big cities. Yes, I do grin

Altinkum Tue 30-Jul-13 22:26:41

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worldcitizen Wed 31-Jul-13 15:22:57

Just had a look at the city's website and yes, there are tons of interesting museums and galleries with tons of exhibitions and various events...

Sounds great and very interesting.

GetStuffezd Wed 31-Jul-13 15:26:14

Oh it's a great city. Not too big and many areas covered by the Metro. I lived there for a year and had a blast. Now live in the countryside about 25 miles away but sometimes visit. Brilliant place!

worldcitizen Wed 31-Jul-13 15:28:51

So, is it easy to get around and discover the city with public transport or walking then?!

GetStuffezd Wed 31-Jul-13 15:44:05

Easy on foot as it's not a massive city. The metro's useful if you fancy going a bit further out or are idle like me
Jesmond is lovely if you fancy a few drinks on a nice Summer's evening.

Northumberlandlass Wed 31-Jul-13 15:47:14

I work on the Quayside in Newcastle. I love it.
I don't think it's a large city at all and very easy to get around. Loads to do & see, free museums with kids, great restaurants & bars.

We are VERY friendly smile

worldcitizen Wed 31-Jul-13 15:47:18

Sounds great smile

Toomuchjiggleinmywiggle Wed 31-Jul-13 15:52:17

I very rarely post but had to, Newcastle is amazing, you really should visit! I'm very lucky to live here and the coastline, 20 min on metro, is also beautiful!

GetStuffezd Wed 31-Jul-13 15:58:33

And if you make a few days of it, Bamburgh, Crastor, Alnwick and Seahouses are beautiful to the North. And you can take a trip to the Farne Islands. Or Durham is slightly South and is also beautiful although considerable smaller than Newcastle.

Seriously, people make really general sweeping statements about it being grim up north, but I've spent the majority of my adult life here and wouldn't go back south again!

worldcitizen Wed 31-Jul-13 15:59:12

Thanks toomuch

I cannot describe the feeling. Imean, I've visited the UK plenty of times and have seen many documentaries about various British towns, cities etc. but it's the first time I've seen something about Newcastle and it wasn't just the way it was presented, it was rather the city itself and its people shining through.
I could hear them speaking even though it was constantly (over)dubbed in German, and I thought oh they sound very nice and warm.

And it looked beautiful and yet also somewhat rugged and industrial and having this port and the ship industry (or I think they said it used to have it), well made it so pulling somehow.

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