Overview of Hen weekends in Newcastle
If you’re looking to head north for your hen weekend then the number one destination has to be Newcastle upon Tyne. Made famous by glam fashion, Geordie Shore and the big buff local men, Newcastle is now often listed as one of Britain’s best nights out. The Gate offers bars, pubs, restaurants and a 12 screen multiplex cinema. Combine this with a great selection of shops and a large shopping centre and you have everything that you’ll require to have a hen do to remember!
Newcastle was founded in the second century AD by Emperor Hadrian, who of course played quite a part in the wall which was named after him. Part of the wall can still be seen around Newcastle today.
Newcastle nightlife is fast becoming a thing of legend, and as a result scores of hens and stags now visit the city for their last big night out (ever!!). Bigg Market and the Quayside are popular locations, as is the Gate complex since it opened. Collingwood Street is rising in popularity, and some call this the ‘Diamond Strip’ due to its higher-end bars. There are noticeable names such as Tiger Tiger in the city, which is great for drinks, and Digital, which is the club of choice for true music lovers.
Visit the Millennium Bridge; it’s good for a photo opportunity, as is the Newcastle Castle Keep, which dates all the way back to the 11th century. You can also enter the keep itself and you can get some great views of the city from the top. Again, time to get those cameras out.
Newcastle's Famous For
Cheryl Cole, Sting and of course, Ant & Dec!
Getting around Newcastle should be done predominantly by bus or the metro system. The metro system was actually the first in the UK to have telephone aerials installed. Grabbing the green metro line can take you through to Sunderland. Taxis are the best bet for your evenings, get a local taxi firm’s number and keep it to hand for when you step out from the clubs in the early hours.