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.
From their literature…
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.
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.
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 BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art aka BALTIC 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.
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).
You can 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.