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Old 12-14-2011, 04:39 AM   #1
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Default Anyone know anything about Newcastle?
As in does it make a good place for a few days away? I was reading an article in The Times the other day, and it said that there are a lot of interesting buildings there. East Coast trains are also doing a special offer on tickets atm so I was thinking of going.
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Old 12-14-2011, 04:48 AM   #2
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Well, one thing for sure is that they dont appear to have had any incidents involving bright orange cables and lawnmowers.

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en...w=1378&bih=815


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Old 12-14-2011, 05:01 AM   #3
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Well, one thing for sure is that they dont appear to have had any incidents involving bright orange cables and lawnmowers.
thats my biggest fear put to rest
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Old 12-14-2011, 05:03 AM   #4
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Absolute Zero: The temperature at which all atomic motion stops and kids in Newcastle put on a second T-Shirt.

Newcastle is also a long term psychological experiment by the English. When drunk Scotts venture over the border, they arrive at Newcastle, take one look around and promptly feck off back home.
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Old 12-14-2011, 05:40 AM   #5
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There's loads of interesting things to do there Bungle. I lived there for 4 years at uni and there's a lot to see and do (apart from the obvious of getting ratted for days on end).

There's loads of architecture to see, from the city walls to the Sage Gateshead. There are things to see in the suburbs too and it's not a massive journey to get up to Hadrian's wall.
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:20 AM   #6
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There's loads of interesting things to do there Bungle. I lived there for 4 years at uni and there's a lot to see and do (apart from the obvious of getting ratted for days on end).

There's loads of architecture to see, from the city walls to the Sage Gateshead. There are things to see in the suburbs too and it's not a massive journey to get up to Hadrian's wall.
Thanks.

How many of those are easily accessible by public transport? What about pubs? Any decent ones? Real ale pubs that serve food (preferably all day).
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:48 AM   #7
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Thanks.

How many of those are easily accessible by public transport? What about pubs? Any decent ones? Real ale pubs that serve food (preferably all day).
I'd be careful walking around the city centre late at night on your own after a stag do there a few months ago.

It's a very nice place architecturally though.
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:54 AM   #8
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I'd be careful walking around the city centre late at night on your own after a stag do there a few months ago.

It's a very nice place architecturally though.
I'm not really a night out kind of person. My trips to York and Lincoln this year I stayed in my hotel room in the evening, except to do a couple of ghost walks.
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Old 12-14-2011, 05:29 PM   #9
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Absolute Zero: The temperature at which all atomic motion stops and kids in Newcastle put on a second T-Shirt.

Newcastle is also a long term psychological experiment by the English. When drunk Scotts venture over the border, they arrive at Newcastle, take one look around and promptly feck off back home.
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So, so true.

I always love watching those Geordie morons at Football games in the middle of winter, -10C with their 'Special Brew' beer bellies out.

Pure class.
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:43 PM   #10
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Good real ale pubs up there. Check out the Crown Possada (sp?) said to be the oldest pub in the toon.

I was there on a stag do a month or so ago and had a blast.
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:57 PM   #11
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I'm not really a night out kind of person. My trips to York and Lincoln this year I stayed in my hotel room in the evening, except to do a couple of ghost walks.
The only people who need to be careful walking around at night are people who act like c**ts and hang around the dive areas of town like the Gate and Bigg Market. I've been back several times in the past few years for stag dos and with my missus and haven't had a spot of bother.

The Crown Posada is a great real ale pub, as is The Bodega up on the West Road (still in town). There are countless others too, which you can no doubt find on the web plus the Wetherspoons on the quayside has a good selection.

Everything is pretty accessible by foot or using the Metro and buses, though the hills and steps to the north of the quayside are quite steep so you might want to thinks about what you want to see where and book accommodation accordingly so that you're not up and down every day.

The Baltic Mill has some good exhibitions if you're interested in modern art and if you want to treat yourself, I highly recommend Six at the top for lunch or dinner (not cheap though).

If you do a bit of research in to what you want to see, pop on CUM and I'll help you pick out some stuff/places to stay.
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:20 PM   #12
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I spent a night in newcastle for work and all i can tell you is :-

Tab = cigarette
Pet = women
Aye = yes

Dont mind the odd bottle of Brown Ale now and again.
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:39 PM   #13
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You might also wish to become familiar with Geordie whale song...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlJNyK9F3pA
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Old 12-15-2011, 04:24 AM   #14
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The only people who need to be careful walking around at night are people who act like c**ts and hang around the dive areas of town like the Gate and Bigg Market. I've been back several times in the past few years for stag dos and with my missus and haven't had a spot of bother.

The Crown Posada is a great real ale pub, as is The Bodega up on the West Road (still in town). There are countless others too, which you can no doubt find on the web plus the Wetherspoons on the quayside has a good selection.

Everything is pretty accessible by foot or using the Metro and buses, though the hills and steps to the north of the quayside are quite steep so you might want to thinks about what you want to see where and book accommodation accordingly so that you're not up and down every day.

The Baltic Mill has some good exhibitions if you're interested in modern art and if you want to treat yourself, I highly recommend Six at the top for lunch or dinner (not cheap though).

If you do a bit of research in to what you want to see, pop on CUM and I'll help you pick out some stuff/places to stay.
Thanks a lot. I'll have a look around.

I do like modern art (and art in general), I'm a member of the Tate.
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Old 12-21-2011, 07:57 AM   #15
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I decided not to go....well not yet anyway. I've been looking into it and I've found that I could pay a visit to Vindolanda, Housesteads Fort, and that area of Hadrian's Wall! I'm going to need all day to do it so I'd need to go when there's more daylight. around the summer. I've looked into train fares and it's not much more than the special offer fare (I have a Railcard), so I decided to postpone my visit (I was this close >.< to booking it the other day).

One more thing, what's Wallsend like? Not that I want to spend much time there, but I want to visit Segedunum, which is located there, and I'd like to know what sort of area it is before I go, ie is it a bit "rough" and you have to watch your back or what? The reason I ask is that I vaguely remember reading something about it around the time the National Trail opened, and it said something about it not being a very good area for a long distance path to start.
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:53 AM   #16
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I'm off to Newcastle tomorrow (first class). I've a trip out to Hadrian's Wall planned.
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Old 06-18-2012, 12:03 PM   #17
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One more thing, what's Wallsend like? Not that I want to spend much time there, but I want to visit Segedunum, which is located there, and I'd like to know what sort of area it is before I go, ie is it a bit "rough" and you have to watch your back or what? .
lol newcastle rough? i live in the west end and its aparently one of the rough areas of newcastle and ive never had any trouble, ive lived here for probably 12 years now.

where i was born and grew up in nottingham was atleast 20x worse than newcastle is.

you get a lot of rough looking types but they never give me any hassle and i dont see gangs of kids hanging out on street corners.

its nearly all uni students up here
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:06 PM   #18
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lol newcastle rough? i live in the west end and its aparently one of the rough areas of newcastle and ive never had any trouble, ive lived here for probably 12 years now.

where i was born and grew up in nottingham was atleast 20x worse than newcastle is.

you get a lot of rough looking types but they never give me any hassle and i dont see gangs of kids hanging out on street corners.

its nearly all uni students up here
If you grew up in Nottingham then nowhere is going to look rough.

Newcastle isn't rough per se, but you get a lot of stag parties that are up for a bit of a ruck at the end of the night.
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:56 PM   #19
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All I know is that their accent is class.

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Old 06-18-2012, 05:20 PM   #20
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there's plenty of clunge up there bungle, if you dont get a shag ur a complete bumlord.
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