A few August days in Newcastle

Biscuit Factory

I’ve been spending quite a bit of time in Newcastle recently. Last time I saw some castles such as Dunstanburgh and Bamburgh, as well as visiting the Laing and Baltic art galleries.  This time I got a chance to visit a few more places!


I finally got back to the brilliant Biscuit factory which is a really fab art gallery filled with all different kinds of work from paintings to sculpture. It also has a really lovely cafe (which at this very moment is getting bigger). The artwork in there changes quite regularly so it’s always really interesting.


Biscuit Factory – can you spot the wolf?
Biscuit Factory upstairs


I went for a meal at Twin Farms, a classic for my family and I, especially as my grandparents used to live really close by. It’s owned by the same people who own a delightful cafe in the centre of Newcastle, Cafe Royale where I had one of the best quiches (and caramel shortbreads)! Anyway, at Twin Farms I had a duck salad in chips and sticky toffee pudding (I’m a big fan of their puddings). I would totally recommend it as a place to eat, go on (and let me know what you think)!!

Can’t beat a sticky toffee pudding!

Finally, I went to Gibside which is a little way out of Newcastle and a really nice day out. Sadly, when we went it was raining so we didn’t go on that long a walk. We did visit the orangery (and the cafe – obviously) but didn’t see the inside of the chapel. I was wearing thin fabric shoes so my feet got a little wet, there is a little path on the left of the main grassy walkway down from the chapel so I would recommend using that if its wet.

Have a wonderful week,



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