Great Exhibition of the North: best days out in the north-east

With the summer-long arts festival kicking off next week, singers, artists and curators share their favourite places in Newcastle and the wider region

Toon and Tyne: Newcastle united … on a city walking tour

From the grandeur of Grey Street and Central station to the bridges over the Tyne, this walk takes in Newcastle’s fine Victorian architecture and industrial heritage

Byker Wall: Newcastle’s noble failure of an estate – a history of cities in 50 buildings

Ralph Erskine’s Grade II-listed council estate, built to replace the old Byker neighbourhood, is an examplar of design and public participation – and proof that it is rarely in the interests of people to demolish their original homes

Let’s go to … Newcastle

The newly reopened Newcastle Castle is just one reason to hit the Toon. If you’re bringing the kids there’s loads to do – and plenty of fun stuff for adults, too