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Newcastle’s Best, by Paul Shawcross

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NEWCASTLE’S BEST is the ideal travel guide to North-East England’s most vibrant city. Written by a pro-author it explores key NEIGHBOURHOODS; details SIGHTS; outlines ITINERARIES; and suggests great places to EAT, DRINK. All content (80+ points-of-interest & 125+ pics) is original and independent; no recommendations are ads!

First release: April 2019. Latest update: September 2023.

NEWCASTLE’S BEST starts with a TRIP ESSENTIALS section to help with planning that includes ACCOMMODATION suggestions, a guide to FESTIVALS & EVENTS, and TRANSPORT info.

A rundown of all the key NEIGHBOURHOODS then helps you orientate yourself while an ITINERARIES section then offers first-timers an ideal way to explore the city using one of several easy-to-follow itineraries.

Or, if you’re keen on exploring local ART & ARCHITECTURE; finding out about city HISTORY; spending time outdoors in PARKS & OPEN SPACES; or just want to find the best attractions for KIDS & FAMILIES, you might just dive straight into these themed sections.

Finally the app details many good places to EAT, DRINK, SHOP; with a rundown of the main VENUES, THEATRES & CINEMAS to ensure that perfect urban getaway.


As a proud Geordie, Paul Shawcross is pleased to cover his home city in this app, although much of his work as a travel writer has been abroad, particularly in France penning guides for Thomas Cook and Michelin. He’s also authored articles for several magazines and leading periodicals including Living France, France Today and France Magazine. Paul is also the author of several other apps.