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We know that you love your pub grub – so, this Easter, we have decided to give you 50% off food, all weekend. That way, you can participate in some serious celebrations, without breaking the bank.
So, whether it’s a cheese & bacon burger to help you to aid your hangover recovery, a light bite over a few drinks with friends or a hearty evening meal (psst, we recommend our delicious chicken & mushroom pie), you can enjoy it all at a fabulous 50% off.
There is no voucher required, so no fuss – just come and see us and we will take it directly off your food bill.
So, come and join us this coming bank holiday weekend – and let us take care of the food, while you concentrate on spending quality time with your friends and family!
(Terms and conditions: 50% off food valid 29th March – 1st April 2013 only; does not apply to breakfast items, coffee or dessert; cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Management reserves the right to refuse custom and/or withdraw/change offers (without notice), at any time. Subject to availability).
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City Sightseeing runs a Newcastle Gateshead open top double-decker bus tour which will run from Sunday 24th March until Saturday 14th December 2013. The tour is hop on and hop off so one ticket is valid all day and costs £8 for adults and £4 for children.
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Take a journey around the city and enjoy the view from the top of an open top double-decker bus. Take a full tour round or hop off at conveniently located stops at your leisure with your 24 hour ticket. Hop off at the Centre for Life to experience the largest planetarium in the North! This award-winning science centre full of exciting exhibitions, activities and events for all ages. Learn all about life on Tyneside, from the region’s shipbuilding heritage to inventions which changed the world, at the Discovery Museum. Visit Blackfriars Monastery, a restored 13th-century friary. Only the cloister buildings remain, which now house a range of craft workshops, a restaurant and an exhibition portraying the history of Blackfriars. Hop off at St Mary’s Cathedral, a gothic revival church built in 1844 designed by Augustus Welby Pugin, who worked on the Houses of Parliament. Admire the architecture, the many stained glass windows and the building’s five pipe organs. Discover the spellbinding history of Newcastle’s Castle Keep and Black Gate, built by Henry II in the twelfth century. The Grade 1 listed building is a heritage visitor attraction open to all.
Let City Sightseeing introduce you to Newcastle upon Tyne‘s rich history as you take a bus tour of the city. Newcastle’s Town Walls are protected by their Scheduled Ancient Monument classification. This medieval defensive wall was built during the 13th and 14th centuries to help protect the town from attack. Large amounts of the wall were demolished during the 18th and 19th centuries but some still remains, particularly on the western side of the city. The Great North Museum incorporates collections from the Hancock Museum and Newcastle University’s Museum of Antiquities, the Shefton Museum and the Hatton Gallery. See major displays showing the wonder of the animal kingdom, Ancient Egyptian mummies and a life-size T-Rex skeleton. Explore interactive exhibitions incorporating touch screen technology and an interactive model of Hadrian’s Wall. Admire the artworks in the Laing Art Gallery, home to an impressive collection of art and sculpture. The exhibition programme is renowned for bringing the biggest names in historic, modern and contemporary art to the North East. Baltic Square is home to The Centre for Contemporary Art where you will also find Gateshead Millennium Bridge, the world’s first and only tilting bridge! The bridge not only serves a practical purpose as the River Tyne’s only foot and cycle bridge, but its elegance and fine engineering make it one of the city’s main attractions. The river boasts seven bridges in all.
See the latest blockbuster, spend time in the casino or kick back and relax in one of a wide range of restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars and at the city’s entertainment complex, The Gate. For more restaurants and bars, visit China Town, Market Street and Mosley Street. For shopping opportunities, hop off at Grainger Market, Northumberland Street, Eldon Square Shopping Centre or Monument Mall Shopping Centre. Hop off at St. James’ Park for Newcastle United Football Club, Shearer’s Bar, Stadium Tours and Leazes Park. Take the bus tour to Quayside which has it all including the Historic Quayside Area and Bessie Surtees House, a rare example of 18th century domestic architecture. The magnificent Sage Gateshead Music Centre is the venue to head for, for a range of musical performances. The Quayside is also home to Newcastle’s vibrant nightlife including a range of restaurants, more than thirty pubs and a choice of clubs.
You can book your tour tickets online in advance here (opens in a new window) and see route, timetable and price information for the Newcastle Gateshead Sightseeing Bus Tour here…
More ideas of places to visit while staying with us can be found here: Places To Visit.
A visitor centre to boost Northumberland National Park takes a big step forward today. The £10.5m Sill building would replace the current 1960s Once Brewed tourism information centre and youth hostel on Hadrian’s Wall located on Military Road, Bardon Mill, Northumberland, NE47 7AN. The aim of the new centre is to inspire visitors to explore the whole of the national park and its landscape, history and wildlife. It is expected to increase visitor numbers from the current 45,000 a year at Once Brewed to 120,000, generating £1.4m for the economy and creating and supporting 60 jobs.
Today, Northumberland National Park and the Youth Hostel Association will announce they have appointed award winning Newcastle-based Jane Darbyshire and David Kendall Architects to explore initial concepts for The Sill. The move is part of development work following the award of almost £400,000 a year ago by the Heritage Lottery Fund to work up ideas for the venture. This will lead to a bid for a full grant of more than £6m.
“This will be a flagship centre for the national park and will be of the landscape and inspired by the landscape,” said Sill project co-ordinator Laura Sole. It is named after the Great Whin Sill, the band of distinctive, hard rock which outcrops in the North East from Lindisfarne and Hadrian’s Wall to Teesdale. The idea is for the centre to use whinstone in its construction and feature various roofs, including turf and heather thatch, and viewing platforms. The centre would also include educational facilities and activities, and cater for visiting groups in an adjacent high-class 8o-bed hostel, while also selling and promoting local goods and produce. The vision is that it will serve as a hub from which people can explore more of the 400sq miles of Northumberland National Park and its history from hill forts to the Reivers.
Tony Gates, park chief executive, said: “This area has built up a fantastic international reputation for its association with Hadrian’s Wall and Roman history but it is often also the broader landscape which makes a lasting impression on visitors and inspires them to return. The Sill project will place all of Northumberland National Park and the wider landscapes of the North East on the global map for a whole new set of reasons around its unique and magnificent geographic and geological significance. The building itself will offer a fantastic educational asset and resource for the North East and UK as a whole, as well as very real gains in terms of attracting visitor numbers and spend, creating new jobs and boosting the local economy. Our aim is nothing short of transforming how people engage with landscapes. We are now looking forward to sharing these with the public and inviting them to help us shape and create a world-class visitor experience.”
JDDK director Nicky Watson said: “We’re delighted to have been appointed for this exciting project alongside Glen Kemp as landscape architects and Cundalls as planning consultants. We’re now looking forward to developing the proposals.” YHA property director, Jake Chalmers, said: “We’re excited at the way our partnership with the national park will revitalise our presence here. People value the history, beauty and landscape of this place and the welcome and social atmosphere we offer, so much so that we’ve had a youth hostel here since 1934.”