Experience the Geordie Culture

Experience the Geordie Culture

The unique Geordie culture is well known throughout the world. From the memorable Geordie accent to the rich history of the North East, there is so much to experience and explore when you visit Newcastle. If you’re planning a trip to Newcastle, here are some aspects of the Geordie culture you need to experience. 

Get involved with the football 

Football crazy, football mad! Football is a huge part of the Geordie culture. From playing it in their free time to supporting Newcastle FC in all of their matches. Newcastle on a game day, especially a home game is an experience you cannot miss. Whether you get a ticket to watch the match unfold in the iconic St James’s park, or catching the game in one of Newcastle’s many bars or pubs, then you’re in for a treat. The atmosphere during a Newcastle game is magical and joining in with chanting and cheering is only going to make your experience even more enjoyable. What’s even better is the celebration after Newcastle wins. You don’t want to miss out on this part of Geordie culture. Don’t forget to show your support by wearing black and white. The energy and atmosphere of a match day in Newcastle is an experience not to be missed! However, if you’re a Sunderland supporter, it’s wise to keep that snippet of information to yourself. 

To add that extra thrill to the match, a lot of Geordies also take part in sports betting. Showing their support for their team by placing a bet on the match. What’s great is that betting on sports in the United Kingdom is now more accessible than ever, meaning you can place a bet easily from your seat in the stadium or straight from the pub, before the match or even as the action unfolds. 

Indulge in local cuisine at Newcastle’s best restaurants

Another way to experience Geordie culture is by indulging in some of their hearty cuisine. A classic Northern Sunday roast is a must, the perfect dish to fill you up after along day of exploring the beautiful city. You could even try some Pease pudding, which is a split yellow peas spread on a crusty bread roll, which is another popular Geordie cuisine. Geordies have a love of fish and chips, it’s the perfect treat if you’re taking a trip to down to the seaside in Newcastle. 

If you’re not in the mood for the Geordie dishes, Newcastle is also home to a wide range of other cuisines too. Therefore you will be sure to find something to satisfy your cravings, from pizza to Asian cuisine. There is also a wide range of options when it comes to casual and fine-dining too. Newcastle is also home to many bars where you can get an after dinner tipple. Why not take a trip to the historic Grainger market, here you can try some of the more local delicacies. Regardless of where you eat, be sure to have a taste of Geordie culture and try the famous Newcastle Brown Ale.

Explore the historic sites of Newcastle 

If you’re looking to experience Geordie culture, then it’s essential to dive into Newcastle’s rich history. This is the story of how the quirky nature of Geordies came to be. If you’re an history lover, then there are many different historical sights to visit and learn about: 

Newcastle Castle: Dating back to the 11th century, Newcastle Castle is a must-visit for history enthusiasts. Explore the castle’s keep, Black Gate, and learn about the city’s medieval past. 

Grey Street: Known for its stunning Georgian architecture, Grey Street is one of the most beautiful streets in the UK. Take a stroll along this historic street and admire the elegant buildings.

The Victoria Tunnel: Originally built to transport coal from the mines to the river, the Victoria Tunnel is now a fascinating underground attraction. Take a guided tour to learn about its history and use during World War II. 

St. Nicholas’ Cathedral: This historic cathedral dates back to the 14th century and is a beautiful example of Gothic architecture. Explore the interior and learn about the cathedral’s significance in Newcastle’s history.

The Quayside: The Quayside area is a bustling waterfront district with a rich history. Explore the historic buildings, bridges, and enjoy stunning views of the River Tyne.

Check out some of Newcastle’s parks

And finally, if you fancy some fresh air after all the fun, then there are many green spaces in Newcastle to take a stroll in all year round. Jesmond Dene is a great option, with beautiful scenery and even a petting zoo. For any animal lover, this is a great option. If you would like to catch a glimpse of the city, then take a walk in Town Moor or Leazes Park, the perfect place to catch a breath of fresh air out of the city. This is the perfect activity to give yourself a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. 

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