Be in.. Newcastle!

Geordies are renowned for their friendliness and many of them are national treasures such as the beloved Ant and Dec! But there are many other reasons why Newcastle upon Tyne is such a wonderful place to live, work and play.

 

Geordies are renowned for their friendliness and many of them are national treasures such as the beloved Ant and Dec! But there are many other reasons why Newcastle upon Tyne is such a wonderful place to live, work and play.

Newcastle in the summer is not one to be missed. Every year along the Quayside, an artificial beach is out for all to enjoy. Including sand, volley ball, deck chairs and even palm trees! But if a real seaside trip appeals to you there are stunning local beaches to be explored such as Whitley Bay, Tynemouth and King Edward’s Bay.

If culture and arts is your thing, then the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Arts is a worthwhile visit with world class cutting-edge exhibitions inside its walls. The Biscuit Factory (no, sadly not what it sounds!) is the UK’s largest independent contemporary commercial art gallery showcasing arts, crafts and design.

Shopping is easily accessible in Newcastle, from Eldon Square in the city centre with over 150 high street brands to explore such as Debenhams, Apple and Hollister. If a shopping day out takes your fancy then a trip to the Metrocentre is worthwhile. It is Europe’s largest shopping and leisure centre with over 330 shops. There are also over 60 restaurants, guaranteed something for even the fussiest of eaters.

Newcastle holds an annual NE1 Restaurant Week, where for one week a year you can dine at some of the finest restaurants in the city for only £10 or £15 per person. Some noticeable restaurants include the Michelin starred restaurant House of Tides on the Quayside and Masterchef finalist’s Dave Coulson’s Peace & Loaf located in Jesmond.

Family activities aren’t hard to come by in Newcastle either. Newcastle city is home to the Life Science Centre which offers a combination of hands-on and display exhibits which will bring out your inner scientist and feed the hungriest of curiosities. Ouseburn Valley is home to the Ouseburn Farm, a charity run farm providing farm-based and environmental educational facilities for all.

Recently in the Family Living Index, Newcastle topped the list and was named the best city in the UK to raise a child. With 28 ‘outstanding’ rated Ofsted schools and more green space for children to play in than any other city, it’s a great choice for families. One notable green space is Jesmond Dene, a peaceful unique space that follows the river Ouseburn through the city.

If city centre life doesn’t appeal to you then there are plenty of surrounding areas that are great for families, couples and singles. Heaton, Jesmond, Sandyford and Fenham are all located close to the city centre but with the benefits of suburban living! With the average house price in Newcastle at £201,562 according to Zoopla, you’ll be able to find the perfect property for you.

If Newcastle living appeals to you, why not get in contact? Speak to our Newcastle Belvoir office today!

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