Off the beaten track

The perfect antidote to the tourist honeypots. These are attractions that most visitors never get to see.

You may have to plan ahead because of strange or restricted opening times!



A restored 13th C friary. After serving for 300 years as a Dominican friary then spent the next 400 years as a home for the city's craftsmen and guilds.

Central Arcade


An Edwardian shopping mall of its time. Beautiful architecture. Although a small arcade it is a gem that most visitors never know is hiding right under their noses.

Crown Posada

An unusal pub that's one of Newcastle's hidden treasures. Definitiely worth popping in for a pint.

Cumberland Arms

Traditional pub with great beer and live music


A trendy place to hang out, chat or chill. It does it all; food, music, dance, art. Sits in the up and coming Shieldfield / Ouseburn district.

Free Trade Inn

One of Tyneside's more unusual pubs with great views down the river Tyne

Grainger Market


A traditional indoor market which oozes history but is also retro chic. Not to be missed as it's hidden away!

It's in our Top 10!

Grey's Monument


Earl Grey stands proud on top of a huge column in the heart of Newcastle - And yes they named the tea after him. On rare occasions you can actually climb to the top.

It's in our Top 10!

Hatton Art Gallery


The Hatton’s gallery is nestled in the University quarter but seek it out for its diverse collection of over 3,000 works from the 14th – 20th centuries.

Holy Jesus Hospital

There was an Augustinian friary on the site from the thirteenth century, then a soup kitchen was built next to Almshouse in the nineteenth century..

Saint Thomas the Martyr Church


A church right in the heart of the city with an award winning fairtrade shop

St Mary's Heritage Centre

Take in the historic surroundings of the medieval, grade one-listed building, formerly the parish church for Gateshead. Local history and exhibitions

The Centurion

You will be astounded when you walk into this bar for the first time. Originally a first class lounge for rail well-to-do passengers, its plush surroundings now make for a marvellous bar in the heart of the Central station.

The Forth

Hidden away watering hole in the city centre

The Side Gallery & Cinema

Side is dedicated to showing the best in documentary photography. It has a small cinema attached which often shows films related to the changing exhibitions. 

The Strawberry

One of Newcastle's most famous pubs as it's an homage to Newcastle United Football Club and is about as close to the stadium as you can get!

Victoria Tunnel


Guided tours lead you along a victorian underground waggonway that originally took coal from a northern part of the city down to the Tyne.