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Exploring Newcastle on less than £1

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There's so much to see and do in and around Newcastle – and the best part is most of it won't cost you more than a quid to experience.

I went on a tour of the ‘Toon to see how cheap a day of exploring really can be.

Setting myself up for the day at the student failsafe: Poundland.

Just a spot of Primark procrastination...

Ok to serious business.

1) The Great North Museum: Hancock – not everyone will see exploring a museum as fun, but when it’s 1) free, and 2) absolutely ram-packed full of cool stuff – from lions and elephants to dinosaurs and ancient mummies – it’s hard to argue.

2) If you’re in the mood for something a bit more cultured, head to BALTIC – a contemporary art gallery built into an old flour mill that also has free entry.

3) If you want to get outside, you can head to the Quayside – it’s one of the most picturesque spots in the country (plus you can grab yourself some top scran – just see below...)

4) But the real winner is Eat4Less – it’s the ULTIMATE place for students on a budget.

So full...

5) But can you really go to Newcastle without paying a visit to St James’ Park? After all, it is the spiritual homeland of the ‘Toon...

6) Newcastle is also packed with green spaces outside of football pitches – we’ve got Jesmond Dene and Exhibition Park – free, green and pretty to boot.

7) FINALLY should you fancy venturing further afield, it’s less than an hour to get to the coast. Tynemouth is the place to go for when you fancy a box of chips at the seaside (plus you can get to Tynemouth with a £1 Network One Student Pass.)


Wondering how to get around in Tyne and Wear for less? There is a range of student tickets available from less than £1 a day that can be used for unlimited travel on bus services, Metro, Shields Ferry, and Sunderland to Blaydon Rail line - or on all of them.

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