Everything You Must Do When You Visit Newcastle In An Electric Vehicle

Panoramic view of Newcastle.

If you’ve chosen an electric vehicle rental in Durham, we’re sure you’ll be making a stop at the most famous city in the north; Newcastle. To make sure you don’t miss any of the key sites, we’ve compiled a list of the absolute “must sees”. Make sure you add at least a few of these fantastic locations to your itinerary.

Take Your Electric Vehicle to The Quayside

Newcastle is famously known as the city of seven bridges. For the best view of their architecture, as well as a chance to visit some of Newcastle’s best pubs and restaurants, take a walk down the Quayside. We suggest planning your visit for the weekend. You’ll catch the Quayside market on a Sunday morning, where you can sample plenty of different cuisine’s, as well as pick up some wonderful trinkets. If you’re lucky, you might even catch the famous Millenium Bridge tilt

Life Science Centre

If you’re visiting Newcastle with children, there isn’t a better spot to hit than the Life Science Centre. As well as a huge array of interactive exhibits, the Life Science Centre is home to the largest planetarium in Northern England. The Life Centre offers a regular schedule of live events that you can pre-book tickets for, which guarantees fun for all of the family.

Chinatown in an Electric Vehicle

Did you know that Newcastle is one of only five cities in the UK that has a Chinatown? Chinatown resides within the historic Grainger Town and boasts a traditional Chinese arch at the northern entrance.

The streets are adorned with authentic Chinese restaurants, as well as paintings of dragons, Chinese lanterns and karaoke bars. If you’re planning a visit in February, Chinatown is an absolute must visit when the Chinese New Year celebrations take place.

A China Town at night image

The Angel of the North

The Angel is just a short drive outside of Newcastle and comes complete with electric vehicle charging stations. A sight synonymous with the North East of England, the Angel has been welcoming visitors to Newcastle and Gateshead since 1998. The Angle has certainly achieved icon status, as she now has many Newcastle attractions incorporating her into their logo and even their name.

Angel of the North image

The Beach

Northumberland is known for having incredible beaches. If you’re feeling adventurous, why not take a short drive north on the A1 and visit Bamburgh Beach. You’ll find pristine sand, backed by sand dunes, as well as a former Norman fortress. Bamburgh is an ideal beach for surfing, though the water temperature doesn’t rise too much (even in the summer).

If you’re really lucky, you’ll be able to spot some seals and puffins, as Bamburgh is incredibly close to their UK home; The Farne Islands. If you’re looking for a beach that is closer to Newcastle, you can head to South Shields. The promenade at South Shields is complete with an ice cream parlour, plenty of chip shops and a fun fair. In fact, the locals often say that “if the temperature was warmer, they’d put sun loungers on our beach”. 

Puffins picture

Final words

We hope that you have an amazing time when you visit Newcastle. The Geordie’s are a welcoming bunch, and we’re certain you’ll have your next trip booked before you’ve finished your first! Be sure to contact us for your first or even next electric vehicle rental. 


*All information correct at 13/02/2024

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