Your blog guide to NewcastleGateshead

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Rachel Kershaw

I'm a proud ambassador for all that's great about Geordieland and love sharing the best of what NewcastleGateshead has to offer. I may not be a Geordie born and bred but I've lived here for a over a decade and am proud to call this fabulous region my home!

My Top 5 Family Days Out in the North East

Over the last few years I’ve been able to enjoy many family days out at exciting attractions across the region as I play host to my brother’s twin children Jack and Emily who often come to visit from Rochdale....

Exploring Gateshead’s Great Outdoors

What springs to mind when you think of the Geordieland town of Gateshead? If you’d have asked me that question a few weeks ago I probably would have mentioned the shopping mecca that is intu Metrocentre, the imposing buildings that...

My Newcastle City Break with Hotel Indigo

I feel very lucky to live in the wonderful city that is Newcastle upon Tyne but after calling this place home for over a decade, I can’t remember the last time I wandered around the Toon at a tourist’s...

Blackfriars – Newcastle’s Oldest Restaurant is Better than Ever!

I’m sure there’s a saying about the old ones being the best, whoever said it might not have been referring to restaurants but it seems to apply to Blackfriars. This unique eatery is set within a 13th century Dominican friary...

Are These The Best Music Festivals and Outdoor Gigs in the North East this Summer?

If you’ve ever attended a British music festival, you’ll know that despite the unpredictable weather there really is something magical about standing in a field with thousands of like music lovers enjoying a weekend of hedonism! I can even overlook...