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Toon Tour from Go North East

Open top tour

Hop on and off the Newcastle Gateshead Toon Tour so you can experience the sights & delights of Newcastle city centre & Gateshead.

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Buses run every 30 mins every day

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open top tour around Newcastle & Gateshead via St James Park, Ouseburn Farm, Quayside, Theatre Royal & Newcastle Castle

Go North East are rather proud of their fine city here at 55° north, and like nothing more than showing it off. That why they’re running the Newcastle Gateshead Toon Tour so you can experience it from the top of an open-top double-decker bus.

Hop on and hop off at any of the stops shown on the route map to see the sights – the attractions are ought to tempt you.

Your ticket lasts 24 hours, so hop off where you like and hop on another bus later on.

Places to visit & things to do along the way

Quayside

United by seven iconic bridges across a bustling Quayside, Newcastle and Gateshead form a single, diverse and extremely vibrant visitor destination in the North East of England.

Get ready to be charmed by the famous Geordie spirit in a city bursting with thriving nightlife, an award-winning restaurant scene, top-notch attractions and museums and places to stay which span comfortable affordability to four-star luxury.

Choose from a wealth of things to do in NewcastleGateshead and discover the unexpected with centuries-old history and heritage, breathtaking architecture and impressive innovation. Undeniably, NewcastleGateshead is the go-to destination for roaring nightlife. Experience the pull of a night on the Toon and be wowed by excellent culture and events all year round – from showstopping theatre, comedy and live music that sits alongside the clubs, cocktail bars and independent breweries.

A passionate city bursting with Northern pride, visit NewcastleGateshead for world-class sport at iconic venues.

Stay with us in NewcastleGateshead and explore further afield from striking city centre to beautiful coastline and rugged countryside – a varied experience all wrapped up in one visit.

Delve into our official tourism guide for NewcastleGateshead to discover the North East’s most vibrant destination.

Newcastle Life Science Centre

A great value attraction taking you to the beginning of life and back with lots of hands on displays and interactive games. You can even save with your Toon Tour ticket – one free child admission with every full paying adult.

Free child admission with a paying adult when you show your Toon Tour ticket.

St James Park

The home of Newcastle United. Our football team have played here since they were formed in 1892 and there’s been lots of ups and downs along the way. You can enjoy a tour of the famous stadium and you can even save 20% with your Toon Tour ticket.

Save 20% on Stadium Tours when you show your Toon Tour ticket.

Great North Museum

Built in 1884, the museum was originally named after John Hancock who was instrumental in securing the funds to build it. It’s now home to the Living Planet gallery which is spread across two floors and tells the story of wildlife and habitats.

Laing Art Gallery

The Laing Art Gallery is the North East’s principle art gallery displaying a wide ranging exhibition programme catering for all tastes and ages.

Quayside

Enjoy something to eat or drink in one of the great cafes and restaurants or just relax and enjoy the atmosphere.

Ouseburn

Whether you enjoy the Ouseburn for its bustling music scene, its flourishing creative networks, or its abundant local history and heritage, the valley has something for everyone, including Ouseburn Farm.

By The River Brew Co.

An independent container community that lives and breathes beneath the iconic Tyne Bridge on the Gateshead side of the river. There’s plenty to enjoy, including the brewery and tap, restaurant and various street food vendors.

Baltic, Newcastle

The Baltic is a centre for contemporary art, housed in the former Baltic flour mill and is now one of the biggest contemporary art spaces in Europe.

Millennium Bridge

Opened by Her Majesty The Queen in May 2002. It has a spectacular arch and is made of 850 tonnes of steel. It takes just 4 minutes to open for ships to pass and is worth a visit at night when the bridge is fully illuminated.

Millennium Bridge

United by seven iconic bridges across a bustling Quayside, Newcastle and Gateshead form a single, diverse and extremely vibrant visitor destination in the North East of England.

Get ready to be charmed by the famous Geordie spirit in a city bursting with thriving nightlife, an award-winning restaurant scene, top-notch attractions and museums and places to stay which span comfortable affordability to four-star luxury.

Choose from a wealth of things to do in NewcastleGateshead and discover the unexpected with centuries-old history and heritage, breathtaking architecture and impressive innovation. Undeniably, NewcastleGateshead is the go-to destination for roaring nightlife. Experience the pull of a night on the Toon and be wowed by excellent culture and events all year round – from showstopping theatre, comedy and live music that sits alongside the clubs, cocktail bars and independent breweries.

A passionate city bursting with Northern pride, visit NewcastleGateshead for world-class sport at iconic venues.

Stay with us in NewcastleGateshead and explore further afield from striking city centre to beautiful coastline and rugged countryside – a varied experience all wrapped up in one visit.

Delve into our official tourism guide for NewcastleGateshead to discover the North East’s most vibrant destination.

Sage Gateshead

Sage Gateshead is a home for music and musical discovery, which opened in 2004. It provides unrivalled facilities for people of all ages to make music, hear music and learn about music.

Tyne Bridge

The bridge was opened by King George V on 10 October 1928 and it’s been busy ever since. It’s believed that the Sydney Harbour Bridge was modelled on the Tyne Bridge with both being built by the same company and started around the same time.

Grey's Monument

A 135 foot high monument named after locally born Earl Grey who became Prime Minister in 1830. Earl Grey was famous for steering through the Reform Act, despite facing a hostile parliament and he also reduced his own salary.

Newcastle Grey Street

Grey Street is regarded as the finest street, not just in Newcastle, but in the North. The street was designed to have all the drainage concealed, to preserve the good looks of the street.

Newcastle Castle

It stands on the site of the former Roman Fort of Pons Aelius which was built there due to its commanding position with views up and down the river. The original castle was built in 1080 by Robert Curthouse, the eldest son of William the Conqueror.

Save 20% on entry when you show your Toon Tour ticket.

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This listing was last updated on 28th November 2022

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