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Newcastle in a Weekend

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A weekend trip to Newcastle in North East England will be one of the most memorable you will have.

Closer to the Scottish capital than England’s, it’s not just the similarity in dialects that we share. The city is proud to be the largest and most diverse in the North of England. We are sure your Newcastle weekend trip will be one you remember for a long time.

Where to start, with so many options of what to do from outdoor pursuits, quality food/drinks and a range of it in accommodation to suit any budget.

Here’s our outline of a classic Newcastle weekend for a stag, hen, birthday or group catch up.

Arrive Friday by one of the many good transport links. Newcastle is easily reached by train from London and Edinburgh with regular services. Likewise air flights from Dublin and Amsterdam are regular and well timed for a weekend away.

First up, check in to your accommodation. We recommend Euro Hostel which is an up to date affordable option. The best bit is, if you book with us you can get discount off your stay with them. It’s ideally located in central Newcastle, with a quality bar and restaurant on site. It’s also set up for large groups in a big way, no group is to big or small. Follow the link here for more info:

Once your checked in, head straight to one of the many venues with an outside terrace. A few drinks while everyone arrives is the ideal way to pass the time. Not far from Euro hostel is Alvinos on Pilgrim street, it serves a huge range of beers, wines and cocktails and has a cracking outdoor area.

On to some food, try the Herb Garden on Westgate Road, it serves some of the best pizza in town along with quality beers and wines. They have a large area upstairs which is ideal for stag, hen and birthday parties and is bookable for 14 people.

For the Friday it’s always a good idea to take it slightly easy on the drinks so we would say The Town Wall is the best port of call. The ‘Wall’ serves a fine selection of local ales and beers from across the region.

Retire before 2am ready for your activities on Saturday.

With free transport to and from Newcastle Endless Adventure North East will pick you up and whisk you to the Pennines for a day of adventure activities, providing all the training in outdoor activities you will need.

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Our most popular trip is gorge walking and whitewater tubing, a full day of full on adventure, you will be trained on how to negotiate the rapids in your tube and climb up and slide down all of the features in the beck as part of the gorge walking or ghyll scrambling as its sometimes known. With lunch options and a variety of pick up times this really could be the best part of any stag, hen or weekend away. If you have less time just do the one activity and head back to Newcastle mid afternoon.  Our activities are bespoke and offer value and quality which is unrivalled in the North East, check out our trip advisor ratings here:

After the activities, head out for some food on the quayside, a popular spot is the Hop and Cleaver selling all things meat related, burgers, pulled pork and ribs plus all the sides in between. Afterwards head to Popolo and on to Digital Nightclub near Central Station for an eclectic mix of music, drinks and dancing. Line ups for Digital can be found here:

Newcastle truly has something for everyone, look out for more tips and weekend ideas on our blog and facebook




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