Although we live in between Newcastle upon Tyne and Edinburgh, we visit Edinburgh far more frequently. This is partly because one of our sons lives in Edinburgh and partly due to being Scottish I’m more drawn to the North. However, in November 2011 my husband suggested a day trip heading south toward Newcastle. We had a stop in Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders and then headed down the A68 with another stop for a walk in the Kielder Forest Park. We made a beeline for the Ho Chinese Buffet on arrival in Newcastle, so by the time we’d eaten a late lunch it was getting dark. We took a stroll along the bank of the River Tyne with great views of the many Newcastle bridges.
Looking toward Millenium Bridge
The Tyne Bridge
The High Level Bridge over the Tyne
The Sage Gateshead
The Swing Bridge with the High Level Bridge behind