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What to do on a Champions League weekend in Newcastle

Are you wanting to experience the ‘Toon Army’ atmosphere in Newcastle and are unsure of where to go? To maximise your football weekend, we have suggested some places for you to visit to get the most out of your time in the city. Whether you are visiting Newcastle from elsewhere or are familiar with the city – we have your schedule sorted.

Saturday – Stay in the city

After your thrilling time at St. James’ Park why not head for some food and drinks with Triple A Tours on their ‘Taste of Newcastle’ experience. Sample the best food that the North East has to offer, like Lindisfarne oysters or specially selected meat in the Grainger Market. Triple A Tours will select independent eateries for you to try whether you’re a local or visiting for the football – there’ll be something new to enjoy!

For a different view of the cathedral on the hill, why not carry on the night with a film screening at Newcastle Castle. With a range of films from cult classics to blockbusters, there is something for everyone to enjoy. With the atmospheric nature of the castle, it will be easy to get lost in the film, so there is no better opportunity to watch in wonder – but make sure to wrap up warm as the castle can get chilly at night.

Sunday - Explore further afield

If you have some extra time over your weekend why not visit Northumberland, about 20 minutes outside the city centre. Visit one of the North East’s most iconic attractions, Hadrian’s Wall, which is the largest Roman archaeological landmark in Britain and offers an expanse opportunity to take in picturesque views. Ancient Britain is offering a two-hour guided tour of the wall, where you will be guided by a Roman soldier through history, exploring the past 2000 years.

After your tour of Hadrian’s Wall unwind and relax at Langley Castle in Hexham, for their afternoon tea experience, this quintessentially British past time is set on the stunning Langley Estate. The afternoon tea offers an array of scones, sandwiches and cakes, all served in the castle’s Drawing Room. Alternatively, there is also a Gentleman’s Afternoon tea option which is for anyone who has a bigger appetite!