Newcastle is actually a lovely and beautiful city, with lots of culture and great food. The countryside surrounding Newcastle however, was my favourite part. Apart from walking around the city, we took two trips, one into the country and one from the beach. … More Things to Do in Newcastle
The thing I loved most about Manchester is its cool vibe, it strongly reminded me of Brooklyn, both in look and feel. It has a mix of impressive old buildings (such as John Rylands library and Town Hall) as well as industrial brownstones and hyper-modern architecture. There were a lot of street performers and the food market where I had lunch gave it a festival atmosphere. Manchester has a hip, young, artsy feel and I will definitely go back sometime to explore it further. I would strongly recommend this city to anyone looking for a nice weekend trip, a bit more off the beaten track. … More One Day in Manchester
My mom was invited to work at the University of Newcastle for a month in May, so naturally, I took the chance to visit her.
As it turned out flying to Newcastle from the Netherlands is hella expensive. So as a blessing in disguise, I decided to fly to Manchester, spend the day there and take a train to Newcastle. After three days in Newcastle, I took another train to Edinburgh and flew back home from there.
A pretty full itinerary for a 5-day trip, but it gave me the chance to see a little more of Northern England and Scotland. … More I get around