Ouseburn

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Ouseburn
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If you were walking along Newcastle’s quayside to the east, you would eventually arrive in the Ouseburn. Ouseburn – named after its tributary to the River Tyne – is the alternative cultural quarter of Newcastle. The area is known for it is known for all the things that you can do when you visit. The Cluny – with its multiple stages known for being one of Newcastle’s most thriving gig venues, the Ouseburn farm much loved by children of all ages to visit and enjoy the animals, and for the more grown the pubs – with the Ship Inn (a Vegan friendly pub), The Cumberland Arms and the Free Trade Pub all being very unique with their own character – each friendly but alternative in their own way. Alongside all these amazing venues is Seven Stories – the National children’s library. This can be found beside the Cluny or by walking along the Ouseburn’s pleasant path. Seven Stories provides a fantastic location to sit with a book, reminisce about a childhood favourite or introduce your little one to a story they will always remember. If all of this choice is too much, well the Ouseburn itself is a fantastic location just to walk and enjoy the sound of the water flowing and the sound of the local birds and wildfowl – natural meditation at its best.

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What's on near Ouseburn

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Colours Uncovered at Harewood House

Explore colour through an amazing range of artefacts at ‘Colours Uncovered’, a new exhibition at Harewood House, from colour theory and pigment to classical painting and contemporary textiles. from £12.00

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Leeds Comedy Pick N Mix

Improv at its most most unexpected. Join The Discount Comedy Checkout for their Leeds Comedy Pick and Mix.

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Where to go near Ouseburn

Seven Stories
Newcastle
Library
Seven Stories

Seven Stories is the National Children’s Library which brings together all of children’s literature into a single building. Based in the creative area of the Ouseburn valley, Seven Stories is built inside of a building with seven stories, but its name has a double meaning as all the stories we tell fall within seven plots: Quest; Overcoming the Monster; Rags to Riches; Voyage and Return; Tragedy; Rebirth and Comedy!

Newcastle
Music venue
Cluny 2

An independent music venue in Newcastle upon Tyne. There is a good choice of food and drink too.

North East
Restaurant
Little Buildings

One of Newcastle’s most well loved gig venues, Little Buildings is open 7 days a week and remains a local favourite.

North East
Gallery
The Biscuit Factory

A converted Victorian warehouse, with over 250 collections of work on display at any given time, as well as The Factory Kitchen Café.

Laing Art Gallery
Newcastle
Gallery
Laing Art Gallery

The Laing Art Gallery’s collection of classic and historical art highlights many of the successful artists who have come from the North East over the years.

Quayside
Newcastle
Tourist Attraction
Quayside

The Quayside of Newcastle (and its sister town of Gateshead) is a hugely popular location in the city, featuring seven bridges spanning the impressive river, linking Newcastle to Gateshead and providing scope for many walks and tourist attraction.

Live Theatre
Newcastle
Theatre
Live Theatre

The Live Theatre has a fantastic reputation for developing, writing and producing new plays and shows every year. The Live Theatre started in 1973. It was at first a traveling theatre company, which started by telling stories that were relatable to daily life in the North East of England and presented these plays to local people – which it has continued to do to this day.

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Newcastle
Park
Heaton Park Newcastle

Found in the east end of Newcastle, Heaton Park offers fantastic opportunities to explore with woods, beautifully maintained flowerbeds, and wooded areas all in the same park. It is fantastically connected to both Armstrong Park and Jesmond Dene, for those looking to extend their walk around the other parks locally.

CBK Adventures
Newcastle
Tourist Attraction
CBK Adventures

CBK Adventures deliver award-winning coastal activities including guided tours and lessons in kayaking and paddle boarding.

Trakol
Newcastle
Restaurant
Trakol

On the Gateshead quayside, underneath the Tyne bridge is one of the best locations to go for a meal in Newcastle and Gateshead. In what was once derelict land on the quayside, now exists a fantastic shipping container village of purposely rusted shipping containers.

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