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!

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The ‘Enchanted Interior’ Exhibition & Afternoon Tea at the Laing Art Gallery

AD – This post is sponsored by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Whenever I have a rare afternoon to myself, I gravitate towards the wonderful libraries, museums and art galleries in Newcastle city centre. Partly because I’m trying to...

Eleven Festive Events in the North East that You Need to Book Now (because they are selling fast!)

(*AD – sponsored post) It seems to be true that the festive season starts earlier with each passing year, I’m pretty sure I saw selection boxes in the supermarkets in early September! Whether you love getting organised months in...

A Big Day Out with the Go North East Toon Tour (featuring commentary by yours truly)!

(AD – this post is sponsored by Go North East) Open top bus tours are a great way to explore a city, I’ve experienced them in Barcelona, London and Prague but never did I think that one day I...

Super Grainger Market!

I’ve been a huge fan of the Grainger Market ever since I moved to Newcastle. This bustling covered market hall has been providing locals and visitors with an eclectic shopping experience since 1835. Tradition is still at its heart...

Restaurant Review: Colonel Porters

*AD – Gifted When it comes to cocktails and dancing in Newcastle, Colonel Porters is one of my favourite venues. I’ve had so many amazing nights out there in recent years I have lost count. I even chose to...

5 of My Favourite Hidden Gems in Newcastle

Newcastle is bursting with hidden gems, I could write a book on all the cute little coffee shops, independent businesses and quirky buildings that are just waiting to be discovered off the beaten track. Although, seeing as this blog...

Wild Intrigue Bats and Pizza Night at Wild Northumbrian

*Ad – Gifted I’m a big believer that spending time in the great outdoors helps your mental well being. Whenever I force myself off the sofa and out in to nature I always feel reinvigorated. So when the lovely...

Days Out by Bus with Go North East

*AD As much as I love my little Figaro car, it is often more practical and far less stressful to plan days out by bus, especially when the family come to visit. If you haven’t been on board a...