Landmarks and Attractions in Newcastle upon Tyne 

There are so many fantastic landmarks and attractions in Newcastle upon Tyne, including a variety of museums, theatres, historic sites, and cultural venues. Find out more.


Here at Visit North East England, we know all of the best Newcastle Landmarks and Attractions. So, if you're paying a visit to our region and are looking for a heritage, history, culture or just something new we'll certainly be able to point you in the right direction.

Read all about the best things to do in Newcastle, no matter what type of visit you’re looking for.


Newcastle Castle ·

The Black Gate, Castle Garth Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1RQ

Looking for heritage right in the heart of the city centre? Steeped in history you will find the Norman fortress Newcastle Castle, an iconic landmark that teaches us all about northern England’s past. The castle signifies where the story of Newcastle began and the reason the city got its name. After you’ve roamed the fortress for stories of the past, take a trip to the top of the castle where you will find one of the best views in Newcastle for that all important Instagram pic!


The International Centre for Life ·

Life Science Centre, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4EP

The Life Centre is not like any other museum, get ready to explore the centre by looking, touching and getting creative for a hands on experience at all of their exhibitions. When purchasing a ticket you will gain access to everything the Centre for Life has to offer – explore interactive zones, discover off the wall activities and get inspired by a range of immersive experiences. There are many unique attractions in Newcastle and this is certainly one of the best.


St James’ Park ·

St. James’ Park, Strawberry Place, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4ST

Nothing compares to the electric atmosphere of a premier league match at St James’ Park, home to Newcastle United Football Club. Join the 50,000 strong Toon Army fans, embrace the no doubt exciting game and cheer the home team on. Join a tour and you can even walk on the famous stadium terrace roof.


Theatre Royal ·

Theatre Royal, 100 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6BR

The beautiful Theatre Royal situation on the iconic Grey Street is the perfect venue to enjoy a variety of contemporary dance, musicals, ballet, opera to name a few. This neoclassical gem, designed by local architects John and Benjamin Green provides the region with the best entertainment. Whether you fancy a night of laughs, drama, or award winning music you won’t regret planning an evening at this Newcastle attraction.


Great North Museum: Handcock ·

Great North Museum: Hancock, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PT

One of Newcastle’s best attractions is without a doubt the Great North Museum, a natural history hub in the heart of the city centre. Within the museum you can find exhibitions on the living planet, ancient Egyptians, world cultures and natural Northumbria. The most popular attraction is most definitely the life-size T-Rex replica skeleton on the ground floor of the building.