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1. St. James' Park
St. James’ Park is a famous soccer stadium in far northern England. Home to the black-and-white stripes of Newcastle United Football Club, the arena has a seating capacity of 52,400. Cheer on the local side among fervent fans as they challenge their rivals in the Premier League.
Quayside is a lively area around the River Tyne that is full of restaurants, bars and clubs. The site, which divides the communes of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Gateshead, is a cultural hub with several artistic complexes. Amble along the riverbanks for views of the sun descending over the glorious bridges and structures of this northern English city.
Gaze up at the sparkling rolling rooftop of Sage Gateshead that has made it one of the most recognizable parts of the town’s skyline. Overlooking the River Tyne, the site hosts musical concerts and has welcomed famous acts from across many genres. Attend a performance to hear the excellent acoustics in this extraordinary building.
The Angel of the North is an enormous modern sculpture that has become one of the most powerful and recognizable symbols in England. The steel statue of an angel with its wide set of wings stands atop a grassy hill, welcoming visitors to the northern region of the country. Get a photo of the iconic sculpture dwarfing your family with its massive size.
The Gateshead Millennium Bridge is a fascinating tilting structure of innovative design over the River Tyne. Built for pedestrians and cyclists, the bridge connects the northern Quayside to the southern arts quarter of Gateshead. Stand in the center of the divide to enjoy views of the Gateshead skyline.