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!

Visiting the Farne Islands During Puffin Season April – July

Full of character, completely captivating and oh so cute, it’s no wonder the puffin is one of the country’s favourite birds! Getting up close to these rare creatures is actually easier than you might think as every year they...

Exploring Hadrian’s Wall Country by Train

*Collaboration Picturesque views, no traffic jams and no bickering over who’s going to be designated driver! What’s not to love about travelling by train? James and I enjoyed a wonderful day out by train recently when Northern got in...

Alnwick Castle is Gearing Up for Summer House Sounds

The last few weekends have given us glimmers of sunshine in the North East, it’s still flipping freezing but  the brighter days have got me dreaming of summer. I am already planning lots of weekend adventures across the region...

A Guide to Newcastle’s Best Record Shops

I’ve always thought there’s something special about listening to music on a traditional record player, the crackle as the needle hits the vinyl, the beautiful artwork that adorns the sleeves, the physical interaction with the artist’s work is something...

Family Fun at Tyne Theatre and Opera House

*Collaboration I recently wrote about the plethora of theatres we have here in Newcastle and encouraged you to plan your own theatre break, but admittedly the venue I was least familiar with in my theatre guide was the Tyne...

A Weekend Break in Whitley Bay

*This post is sponsored by We Are North Tyneside Although I love holidays to far flung destinations I’m also a huge fan of staycations. When you’re lucky enough to live in a wonderful country such as England, it would...

Planning a Newcastle Theatre Break

Newcastle might not be the first English destination that springs to mind when you’re thinking of planning a theatre break but our compact city has a lot to offer and there’s not a night goes by that you can’t...

24 Hours in Newcastle

In the last couple of years I’ve topped up my tan in Thailand, skied black runs in Bulgaria and Austria, ate my body weight in cheese in the Côte d’Azur, discovered hidden waterfalls in Cyprus and explored the winding...

A Family Day Out at Life Science Centre in Newcastle

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If you’re a regular reader you’ll know that I am a very proud Auntie and love spending time with my nieces and nephews. Jack and Emily have featured on my blog several times, a trip to Newcastle is like...

Blogger’s Best Places to Eat in North Tyneside

*This post is sponsored by We Are North Tyneside Well hello there, apologies it’s been a while, I’ve been away skiing in Austria. I had an absolutely awesome time and am pleased to report that both my fella and...