Newcastle Named as the Place to Go in 2018

The Rough Guide 2018 has named Newcastle number one in a newly published list of the top “18 places that should be on your radar in 2018”.

Great Exhibition of the North is named as a key reason to visit the city, along with neighbouring Gateshead, next summer – with 2018 billed as “Newcastle’s time to shine”.
The article, which includes the likes of Russia, Chile and New Orleans further down the coveted list, highlights some of Newcastle’s greatest assets – from its people and nightlife to the restaurant and cultural scene – as well as the Great Exhibition, which it describes as a “two-month jamboree that will tell the story of Northern England and how its artists and innovators have helped shape the world we live in.”

The Great Exhibition of the North (22 June – 09 September 2018) will be a summer of amazing exhibits, inspired technology, vibrant street performance, cutting-edge culture and magical experiences in NewcastleGateshead. This once in a lifetime, must-see event is free and family-friendly; the full programme will be unveiled early this year.

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