How To Have A Great Free Day Out – Great North Museum: Hancock

As mentioned in my 2018 so far post, a few weeks back Peter and I had a wander up to the Great North Museum: Hancock. If you’ve not heard of the Great North Museum: Hancock, it is situated in the centre of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. It is home to various exhibitions like Living Planet, Fossil Stories, a Hadrian’s Wall gallery, Natural Northumbria and World Cultures. There are also exhibits on ancient Egyptians and Greek and Etruscan art and archaeology. A museum that has been around since 1884 The museum was first built in 1884 as a natural history museum to house collections of the…

Should You Go and Stay At Staybridge Suites Newcastle?

If you read my post on what I’ve been up to this year then you’ll already be aware that in early May my boyfriend Pete and I stayed overnight in Newcastle to celebrate his birthday. We looked at quite a few places to stay online but in the end, we settled on Staybridge Suites Newcastle. Unlike a standard hotel Staybridge Suites offers, you guessed it, suites. From studio suites to one-bedroom suites. I believe all suites come with complimentary wifi and hot buffet breakfast and each suite claims to be bigger than a standard hotel bedroom. Each suite comes with a fully equipped kitchen which makes the…

Sandman Signature Hotel Newcastle Review

On Friday 12th February Marc and I decided to stay over at the Sandman Signature Hotel in Newcastle for an evening to celebrate Valentine’s weekend. If you’ve not heard of Sandman Signature Hotel, its based right in the heart of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne city centre. It is right across the road from St James Park, home to Newcastle United Football Club and a mere walk away from Eldon Square (a shopping centre here in the Toon) and there are also lots of bars, restaurants and fun things to do nearby, literally the hotel is 5 minutes away from China Town and The…