What's New

Details of many sights updated; closed venues removed. Also a full check and update of all website links within the app.

App Description

NEWCASTLE’S BEST is the ideal travel guide to North-East England’s most vibrant city. Written by a pro-author it explores key NEIGHBOURHOODS; details SIGHTS; outlines ITINERARIES; and suggests great places to EAT, DRINK. All content (80+ points-of-interest & 125+ pics) is original and independent; no recommendations are ads!

NEWCASTLE’S BEST starts with a TRIP ESSENTIALS section to help with planning that includes ACCOMMODATION suggestions, a guide to FESTIVALS & EVENTS, and TRANSPORT info.

A rundown of all the key NEIGHBOURHOODS then helps you orientate yourself while an ITINERARIES section then offers first-timers an ideal way to explore the city using one of several easy-to-follow itineraries.

Or, if you’re keen on exploring local ART & ARCHITECTURE; finding out about city HISTORY; spending time outdoors in PARKS & OPEN SPACES; or just want to find the best attractions for KIDS & FAMILIES, you might just dive straight into these themed sections.

Finally the app details many good places to EAT, DRINK, SHOP; with a rundown of the main VENUES, THEATRES & CINEMAS to ensure that perfect urban getaway.


APP FEATURE: TRIP PLANNING
Key before-you-go information, including:
• Accommodation
• Costs & Money
• Seasons, Festivals & Events
• Transport

APP FEATURE: NEIGHBOURHOODS
Meet the key city districts:
• China Town & Blackfriars
• Grainger Town
• Ouseburn
• Outside the Centre
• Quayside

APP FEATURE: ITINERARIES
Easy-to-follow tours:
• Grainger Town In-a-Morning
• Newcastle In-a-Day
• Blackfriars & Chinatown In-a-Day
• Quayside Stroll to Ouseburn

APP FEATURE: SIGHTS & INTERESTS
Backgrounders and practical advice on:
• Art & Architecture
• History
• Kids & Families
• Parks & Open Spaces

APP FEATURE: LISTINGS
Where best to eat, drink, shop and more:
• Pubs & Cafes
• Restaurants
• Shops & Shopping
• Venues, Theatres & Cinemas

APP FEATURES: TECHNICAL
• One-click website LINKS.
• One-click PHONE CALLS (on phones).
• NAVIGATE quickly using the app's global search; internal hyperlinks, and its many images.
• LOCATION info (using your device's GPS).
• Detailed MAPS and the ability to ADD YOUR OWN markers.
• Save and share FAVOURITES.
• Easily CONTACT the author.

THE AUTHOR
As a proud Geordie, Paul Shawcross is pleased to cover his home city in this app, although much of his work as a travel writer has been abroad, particularly in France penning guides for Thomas Cook and Michelin. He’s also authored articles for several magazines and leading periodicals including Living France, France Today and France Magazine. Paul is also the author of Nice's Best, another TouchScreenTravels.com app.

REVIEWS AND RATINGS
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CREDITS
Icon Credit: Photo: shaun-darwood-unsplash

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 16, 2019 Initial release
  • October 22, 2020 New version 1.2
  • October 22, 2020 Price increase: FREE! -> $2.99