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Day trip ideas for the Easter break

With the spring term ending and Easter just around the corner, you might be thinking about planning some day trips to fit around revision. We have prepared a list perfect for this time period. Continue reading to explore more about the beautiful areas of the North East.


The Coast

The North East coastline is famous for its beauty and is located just on our doorstep. The metro from Monument to Tynemouth is around 25 minutes and will drop you off a short 5-minute walk from Tynemouth’s beaches.  You can grab some Fish and Chips or visit Tynemouth Priory packed with a 2000-year history.

Whitley Bay is another seaside town which is famous for Spanish City, a dining and leisure centre. You can also explore St.Mary’s Lighthouse where you can climb the steps to enjoy a spectacular view of the North East coastline.


Bamburgh and Warkworth Castle

Bamburgh Castle is located by the village of Bamburgh. The castle was the seat of the former Kings of Northumbria. It has starred in countless films and small screen productions from Transformers: The Last Knight, to Netflix hit, The Last Kingdom.

Warkworth Castle is located in Northumberland. It was the residence of the powerful Percy family from the 14th to 17th centuries. As the Earls (and later Dukes) of Northumberland, they were among the greatest landowners in northern England.


Holy Island

Holy Island, also known as Lindisfarne, is a tidal island reachable via a paved causeway only when the North Sea tides permit. During high tide this causeway is submerged, and it becomes impossible to cross. The island welcomes over 650,000 visitors every year. Visit the picturesque 16th century castle and enjoy the tranquillity, just make sure you check the crossing times carefully!


Kielder Forest

Kielder is home to England’s largest forest and the biggest man-made lake in Northern Europe. You’re able to enjoy camping, cycling, water sports, scenic walks, and fishing all in one place. Additionally, the Kielder Observatory is sited in the largest gold tier-protected dark sky park in the whole of Europe. Experience beautiful meteor showers and learn about the night sky.


Hadrian’s wall

Stretching 73 miles from coast to coast, Hadrian’s Wall was built to guard the wild North West frontier of the Roman Empire. 2022 marks the 1900th anniversary of the wall where many events are scheduled across the North East, as well as virtually. You can explore the wall by choosing a trail best suited for your needs.


Outdoor seating

If you’re too busy revising for exams or balancing work, we also have some outdoor areas in Newcastle to help you enjoy the spring and relax after a long day. Enjoy a beer garden at Urban Garden and Tyne Bar or relax at a rooftop terrace at Revolucion de Cuba and Horticulture.

There are plenty of outdoor seating restaurants too. Thali Tray in Ouseburn serving Indian street food, Kafeneon bringing the Greek cuisine to Newcastle and Ernest with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options.



We hope you found this edition of the Student Life blog series useful. Enjoy your Easter break and keep an eye out for our next blog.


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