Newcastle is know as one of the 'friendliest places on earth' and we can't say we disagree with that, so here's our top 5 reasons why we think Newcastle is pretty awesome...
1. intu Metrocentre
It's one of the top shopping centres in Europe, never mind the UK with 2 million sq. ft. of top brands, ODEON IMAX cinema and an awesome selection of restaurants! There's also loads of events running throughout the year and the student nights aren't ones to miss!
So make sure you don't miss out on the intu Metrocentre student night on 30th September
, it's gonna be epic! There's gonna be loads of mega discounts from your favourite brands like H&M and River Island, free giveaways & competitions and live entertainment from the hottest local talent! Sign up HERE
2. Angel Of The North
At 20 metres high, you certainly won't miss her. She dominates the skyline, so you'll be sure for a warm welcome driving up the A1 near Gateshead. It's visited by over 150,00 a year and more than 90,000 drivers a day -
if you've not seen this 200 tonne steel angel then you're missing out. Plus, she's always up for a shameless selfie.
3. The Seaside (Yes, Up North!)
Newcastle isn't only a top city but there's also loads of beautiful coastline to explore like South Shields, Tynemouth and Whitely Bay. We may not be able to guarantee you the sun but we sure can guarantee the sand and sea! The beach is awesome no matter what time of year it is, so grab your pals, and your coats!
It's the student capital of the north east, and home to the best house parties! Lined with beautiful rows of terraced houses there's always something going on but Jesmond Dene is around the corner which is a haven of peace and tranquility, so you've got the best of both worlds!
5. Night Life
Last but no means least, going out in Newcastle is epic! Whether it's in the city centre, Gateshead or Jesmond it's a guaranteed great night!