I was a Newcastle virgin ’til recently but I am pleased to report that Newcastle is a hot bed of gin establishments offering a wide choice and in particular a range of local gins. So gin has been the new trendy kid on the block in recent years but this old kid on the block […]
Even the name … Bealim House seems exotic but a gin in a teapot…….now there’s a thing! It’s afternoon tea with a difference! Tiny sandwiches, miniature cakes, the requisite scones and jam served with Newcastle gin in a teapot and a tonic of choice. As a gin aficionado I can say this is the veritable gin icing […]
Talk a walk in Armstrong Park and cross Armstrong Bridge. Arrive at Newcastle International Airport conveniently located just half an hour from central Newcastle. Challenge yourself to walk as many bridges across the Tyne as you can manage! Take in some art at the Baltic Art Centre and the Biscuit Factory. Look to the ceiling in […]
The beauty of a city visit can be enhanced by a trip to the seaside by jumping on the Tyne and Wear Metro and travelling east. Within half an hour you have left the busy metropolis and emerged at a beautiful Victorian station complete with bunting heralding your arrival. Broad expanses of beach, large Victorian villas and […]
One of the friendliest bar staff that I met in my recent stay in Newcastle was serving at The Gin Palace at The Continental, not only that but the gin cocktails were very reasonable at two for a tenner and the surroundings very sophisticated. Originally a bank the entrance is rather grand and first sight is the long […]
There is a lot of art in Newcastle, either an obvious art installation or the not so obvious art such as graffiti or a corner of a building or something quirky that catches my eye… here are some of my favourites.
Walking eastwards along Quayside in Newcastle you eventually find where the River Ouse meets the Tyne. There is usually a gaggle of fishing boats on the water and a clear sign to follow the path along the river Ouse through the valley. An interesting piece of engineering is the first ‘landmark’ and the signs told me that […]