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 10 Indoor Family Attractions in Newcastle City Centre

*AD (features places we have previously visited with gifted tickets) One of the many benefits of living in Newcastle is that there is no shortage of fun things to do and my family often choose to come here for...

How to Burn Calories (and have fun!) in the North East

As I scroll through my social media apps it seems that almost everyone I follow is on some kind of mission to be healthier. Whether it’s giving up drink, hitting the gym or taking on an epic challenge, their valiant efforts...

12 Experiences to Try In and Around Newcastle in 2019

With nearly five year’s worth of blogging about Newcastle under my belt, you could assume that I’ve tried just about everything there is to experience in this fine city and the surrounding areas, but you’d be wrong! There are so...

A Christmas Carol at Northern Stage

*Ad There’s something very special about seeing a theatrical performance at Northern Stage in Newcastle… it’s a modern theatre nestled in the historical grounds of Newcastle University and the listings are always full of imaginative and engaging productions from...

Eight Festive Experiences to Enjoy in NewcastleGateshead this Winter

The dark nights have crept in, the temperature has plummeted and the festive season is well and truly in full swing across the North East. Despite not being able to leave the house without a brolly and my big coat I...

Pages of the Sea – First World War Remembrance Events in the North East

*Ad – Sponsored Post Armistice day is always poignant and special, I can’t walk past ‘The Response’ war memorial in front of Newcastle’s Civic Centre around the 11th November without feeling a lump in my throat. This year, Remembrance Day will...

24 Hours in Durham with Hotel Indigo

best hotel in durham

*Collaboration (This post features a review of Hotel Indigo and MPW where we stayed and dined on a complimentary basis) The historic city of Durham attracts millions of visitors from all over the world each year, but luckily for James and...