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2 - 3 Day Break

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Fancy a weekend break? You’re welcome in the North East.

Where else can you enjoy amazing restaurants, fantastic shopping and world-class culture just minutes away from a stunning coastline and breath-taking countryside. On a short break in Newcastle you can be taking in the buzz of the city one minute, and exploring Hadrian’s Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site the next.

With so much to do, you’ll want to get a few things booked before you go, we’ve picked some of our favourites to help you decide! Make sure you book today, so you don’t miss out.


This Itinerary Schedule

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Day One - City

Tour and taste

Experience a unique heritage tour and fine-dining experience at Blackfriars Restaurant in Newcastle.

Explore the long and turbulent history of Blackfriars in Newcastle, a 13th-century former Dominican friary and is steeped in medieval history and now is home to an award-winning, fine-dining restaurant.

Dating back to 1239, Blackfriars lays claim to being the oldest dining room in the UK, the jewel in Newcastle’s medieval past, and a stalwart of the local dining scene.

Take part in a fascinating 45-minute guided tour of the Grade I Scheduled Ancient Monument followed by a 3-course set lunch in the restaurant, with wine and coffee.

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Day One - Newcastle

Watch in wonder

Newcastle’s most iconic historic building, Newcastle Castle is screening film nights within the walls of The Great Hall in its 12th-century Castle Keep, and you're invited!

From cult classics to Harry Potter blockbusters there's something for every movie buff so grab your popcorn and enjoy an atmospheric movie experience.

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Day Two - Coast

Sleep beneath the stars

Guiding you from the get-go, offering insights on routes, must-visit locations, and a treasure trove of insider tips, Overland Adventures has you covered. Explore iconic coastal and rural locations and escape reality with this relaxing and unique experience. Overland Adventures offer for hire, iconic expedition-ready, luxury Land Rover Defender campers, curated for the modern-day explorer!

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Day Two - North Tyneside

Satisfy your tastebuds

Enjoy a 3-course lunch and glass of fizz from a set menu at Hinnies Whitley Bay for £24.

Hinnies is a relaxed, warm and friendly neighbourhood restaurant serving comfort food we all like to eat - i.e. rustic and hearty Geordie-influenced classics made properly from scratch using local and seasonal produce to give a real taste of our beloved North East

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Day Three - Countryside

Get the most out of your visit

Access this Northumberland road trip on 2 devices (mobile, tablet or desktop) for 12 months to help with planning your break before you travel, as well as on your holiday, for £4.99. (Select 1 guest and any date as your 12 months starts the day you book so you can start planning quickly!)

Explore the rugged beauty of Northumberland's coastline and its breathtaking beaches. Uncover a wealth of Roman history and delve into the fascinating stories behind the region's fortified castles. Immerse yourself in the history of iconic Northumberland castles. Visit islands, nature reserves, and northern Europe's largest man-made lake, surrounded by lush forests to explore. Treat yourself to the classic delight of traditional fish and chips while taking in scenic views from quaint coastal towns. Get the best out of your break with our user-friendly, online guide that will make planning a breeze. Simply cherry-pick from the options provided ensuring you won’t miss a thing!

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Day Three - Countryside

Gaze at the sky

Twice Brewed Inn's family astronomy events are suitable for kids and adults. Weather permitting, every family will have their own allocated telescope to use.

The planetarium is part of this experience, where an immersive multimedia dome will surely inspire all ages!

Families can enjoy a meal at the Inn and also have the option of staying over. For stargazing & supper events, you can enjoy your dinner before or after the event.

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