Just a 20 minute train ride away from Alnmouth Station will take you right into the centre of Newcastle. If you fancy a break from the countryside for a day then I’d highly recommend the trip. Ian and I popped through this weekend to take in some culture and a trip to see some modern art at the Baltic gallery didn’t disappoint- confused us admittedly, but think that’s what it’s supposed to do isn’t it???
A stroll up from the Quayside into the centre of Newcastle is worth the effort, not just to get to John Lewis but the surrounding architecture never fails to impress, and see if you can spot which bits have started in recent films. One of my favourite Streets is Grainger Street where Grey’s monument stands proud and central, and the latest Transformers movie was filmed here- after they had finished filming in Alnwick of course.