Newcastle is a beautiful urban port city with MUCH culture to experience !!!

If you’re wondering where in England you can find the best nightlife, head north east. Newcastle is a urban port city that sports versatile culture, business and art. It is also a prime center for the Geordie culture and heritage. Like many other cities in England, Newcastle has an extensive history that dates back to the 18th century.

Sightseeing in Newcastle

Head over to the River Tyne for a romantic stroll next to the flowing river. From May to November, the River Tyne is also a popular spot for city walks. Across the river is the famous Tyne Bridge. Other well-known bridges in the city include the High Level Bridge and the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.

Several remains of historical sites also make a popular tourist attraction for those who love to learn about the past. Remains of the Castle Keep, Hadrian’s Wall, and the Roman fort at Segedunum are names that are famous in the city of Newcastle.

Grainger Town is another historic area that offers picturesque views. The streets of this town are gorgeous and have been dubbed as one of the finest streets of England by BBC. In this small town lies the Grey’s Monument –a popular place for people-watching. 164 narrow steps lead to the top of the monument that gives viewers panoramic views of the Newcastle.

Since Newcastle is home to rich history, there are several museums and galleries in the city where you can learn more about the culture and heritage of Newcastle. The University Gallery, Great North Museum, Hatton Gallery, the Center of Life, the Biscuit Factory, the BALTIC center and the Shipley Art Gallery all offer unique exhibits and visiting just one won’t compensate for all.

Activities in Newcastle

As mentioned earlier, nightlife in Newcastle is the hallmark of the city. Along with clubs and bars, theater and music is also celebrated in the city. Newcastle hosts a couple of festivals every year as well in which the public can participate.  

Explore The Beauty Of Copenhagen By Visiting Here Just Once

Copenhagen is the capital city of Denmark and it is located on the Zealand and Amager coastal islands. The city is connected to Malmo in southern Sweden, which again a wonderful place to visit by the Öresund Bridge. Indre By is the historic center of the city and it contains Frederiksstaden, which was the rococo district during 18th-century. Copenhagen has a huge historical, cultural and architectural importance and thus, witness tourists visit all round the year.

Some of the amusements of Copenhagen are

  • Tivoli Gardens

This is the top visited place in Copenhagen. Basically, it is an amusement park as well as a pleasure garden. This park is famous all over the world because of the reason that it is the second-oldest operating amusement park in the world. It was opened on 15 August 1843 and it is operational from that time only.

  • The Little Mermaid

This is a bronze statue made by Edvard Eriksen and it depicts a mermaid. The wonderful and famous sculpture is displayed on a rock at the Langelinie promenade by the waterside. The height of sculpture is about 1.25 meters and its weight is 175 kilograms.

  • Amalienborg

Amalienborg is another attraction of Copenhagen. It is the home of the Danish royal family. Tourists come here to witness the world class architecture of Amalienborg. It consists of four palace façades that are identical and has rococo interiors around an octagonal courtyard.

  • Rosenborg Castle

It is a Renaissance castle, it was built originally as a country summerhouse in the year 1606 and is the live example of Christian IV’s

  • Nyhavn

It is the 17th-century waterfront, and it is the entertainment and canal district in Copenhagen

  • The Rundetaarn

This is a tower that belongs to 17th-century. It is also the architect of Christian IV and it was built as an astronomical observatory

  • Frederik’s Church

This is the church, which has the true aesthetic and it is popularly known as The Marble Church. This name has been given to it because of its rococo architecture. This is an Evangelical Lutheran

  • The NY Carlsberg Glyptotek

For people who love museums, this is a wonderful place. This is an art museum. The collection here is the personal collection of Carl Jacobsen.

If Ever in Switzerland, be sure to visit Lucerne

Among the different cities that you could choose to see in Switzerland, Lucerne will surely figure top of your list. It is known to be the capital of Lucerne district and is a populous town located in the center of Switzerland. It is known to be a center for culture, media, transportation and economics of the region. The city is located by Lake Lucerne, hence the name. Due to the river Reuss that outflows from this lake as well as the Rigi and Pilatus mounts of the Swiss Alps that can be seen here, Lucerne, not only has breathtaking scenes but also offers several landmark places to visit.

As per the history of the region the German Alemannic people inhabited this area whose religion and culture is still evident in the historic landmarks preserved around town. Among the several places to visit here, mount Pilatus is a common destination for tourists here. One can enjoy mountain climbing, sledding and hiking activities here as well as enjoy the mountainous scenery here.

Lake Lucerne is the next stop which is the fourth largest lake in this country. There are several bends and arms of the lake to discover and the scenes by the lake change as per the seasons during the year.  A good friend of mine, Jesse, who owns All Star Pest Solutions in New York, visited here and says the vistas and the places to explore are second to none…

Kapellbrucke is an iconic winding bridge here that is a must to discover by tourists here. The bridge is lined with 17th century art which line the roof of the grand stone water tower that stands by this wooden bridge.

Lion Monument is another place here to visit which has carvings made on a rock surface that is dedicated to the war heroes of the seventies.

Rigi is another popular mountain resort to visit. Known as a mountain massif, it is surrounded by water bodies like Lake Zug and Lake Lucerne.

These are some of the several places that you will enjoy visiting when you are in Lucerne.

Must See Attractions if you visit the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are beautiful volcanic islands. These islands are home to several unique species. What makes this place so famous? Charles Darwin spent a lot of time there and that lead to his very famous evolution theory. Today, Galapagos Islands attract a lot of biology enthusiasts. It also has many beautiful beaches which attract beach lovers. Let’s take a look at the must-see attractions in Galapagos Islands below.

 

  • Tortoises

 

The Galapagos Islands are represented by the enormous tortoise on the tourism brochures. Tortoises found here live for more than 150 years, and they weigh up to 900 pounds. It’s a fascinating creature. If you wish to go to the Galapagos, then you should take a look at this magnificent creature.

 

  • Charles Darwin Research Station

 

If you are a science junkie, then you must visit the Charles Darwin Research Station. You can take a closer look at the observations made by Charles Darwin while he was here. You will learn more about how they continue with his work at the research station. They preserve a lot of species; especially those species that are only seen in these islands. Research Station is situated on the Santa Cruz Island. If you visit this island, then you should spend some time in the Research Station as well.

 

  • Lava Tubes

 

You should definitely visit these beautiful structures, which are a result of lava formation. The cave-like structure has such beauty. As a visitor, you are allowed to explore it freely. However, if you wish to have a better understanding of the formation of these structures, then you should opt for a guided tour.

 

  • Chinese Hat

 

Chinese Hat is a tiny island near Santiago. The size of the island doesn’t exceed a tenth of a square mile! You will love the volcanic formations you will see there. If you are interested in snorkeling and swimming, then you have a facility for both. Most importantly, you will be able to sea lions, iguanas and penguins there.

 

  • Tortuga Bay

 

If you are a beach person, then you must not miss the Tortuga Bay. It’s a really popular destination that attracts lots of tourists every year. Tourists love the bright sand and crystal-clear water. You will also get to see wildlife from close quarters. Overall, you will have a great time there. For someone who loves pristine beach, Tortuga Bay will unfold like a dream. You will love every minute spent there.