There are a whole host of reasons why Newcastle is an amazing place to be a student.

And these will all make it pretty darn sad when you eventually have to leave the city after you have graduated.

To help ram it home how much you’re going to miss your time on the Tyne, we’ve run down the places you’re most likely to miss. But look on the bright side, it’ll always be there for you to come back and visit!

Tyne Bridge

Easily one of the most photogenic parts of the city (as this amazing snap proves), you’ll struggle to find equivalents of this amazing piece of architecture elsewhere.

Newcastle Library

You might have some sort of minor PTSD when you hear the word ‘library’ now, but once the exam dust has settled you’ll realise how beautiful a place the city library really is. Just look at that, it looks like something out of Hogwarts!

Grey’s Monument

The old monument is one of Newcastle’s most famous and easily visible landmarks, and the surrounding square is so gorgeous to stroll around in sunny weather that you’re sure to miss the whole area.

The big Waterstones

Even if you’re not the biggest reader, it’s hard miss to the appeal of the enormous, gorgeous Waterstones on Blackett Street. The amazing old building towers above the road it sits on and is perfect Instagram fodder to boot.

The Angel of the North

While not technically in Newcastle itself, this sculpture — completed as recently as 1998 — is one of the coolest things to see and do in Tyne and Wear. The 20 metre-tall, 54 metre-wide structure was designed by sculptor Sir Antony Gormley and towers over the A1 and A167.

Newcastle Central Train Station

Train stations aren’t always the most exciting places to visit, but at least Newcastle Central Train Station is pretty damn nice to look at while you wait around for your train to arrive. Just look at that shot!

Sage Gateshead

The famous live music venue not only houses amazing sounds, but provides amazing sights, as its distinctive curved roof is one of the most idiosyncratic and beautiful landmarks you can spot in the Newcastle skyline.

Newcastle Theatre Royal

One of the most iconic buildings in Newcastle is also one of its most culturally relevant, hosting all sorts of plays and stage shows for you to enjoy. Just look at those columns!

Gateshead Millennium Bridge

Every cyclist’s favourite bridge is another architectural marvel of the Toon, with its unique design spanning the river Tyne in an aesthetically pleasing fashion.

The Christmas markets

Christmas might be the furthest thing from your mind now you’re enjoying the post-exam sun, but Newcastle’s seasonal markets really brighten up the dark winter days with their amazing selection of treats and knick-knacks.

Newcastle and Northumbria Universities


They might have filled you with dread on the odd early weekday morning, but you know you’ll always have a soft spot for whichever of the two Tyneside institutions you’ve just graduated from. But hey, you can always pop back in.