Supporters guide to Magic Weekend
Posted: Wednesday 1st September 2021 - 6:00 PM
Magic Weekend 2021 is almost here as it returns to St. James’ Park in Newcastle for what should be a memorable festival of rugby league! To make sure Fords fans make the most of their time in the Northeast, take a look at our handy guide below.
The Tigers face Salford Red Devils in the first fixture on the Saturday at 3pm, with a limited number of tickets still available available at Tigers Den (Carlton Lanes) & our Superstore (Xscape).
Apart from Anfield hosting the event in 2019, Newcastle has been a mainstay for the last six years and has provided a brilliant venue which has thrown up some unforgettable moments.
If you are wondering what to do with your time before and after the rugby, then here is what Tyneside has to offer.
PLACES TO VISIT
Newcastle is a city steeped in culture so why not take the opportunity to have a look around some of its historical sites. The Newcastle Castle is originally a medieval fort which was built in the twelfth century. The Castle offers an intriguing insight into the history of this famous city and a pretty good view from above.
The Great North Museum is another top tourist attraction and is free to enter! Home to artefacts, fossils and galleries, the museum is a fascinating journey through history. There’s fun for all the family with ‘The Mouse House’ for under 5’s as well as regular activities for younger visitors.
The Life Science Centre is an award-winning tourist attraction which is a stone’s throw away from Newcastle Central Station. Another one for the whole family, the centre is home to plenty of hands-on exhibits as well as lots of eye-catching displays.
PLACES TO EAT
After a long day of watching the rugby, there is nothing better than being able to put your feet up and enjoy some good quality food!
The Gate, which is located close to the stadium, offers something for everyone with restaurants, bars, pubs, cinemas and more. Restaurants and bars at The Gate include The WonderBar and The Mayfair.
If you are looking to branch further out, why not try the Fat Hippo, which offers classic American favourites right in the city centre.
Blackfriars is located in a 13th century medieval friary and provides award-winning food in a unique location. It is the perfect spot if you are looking to dine somewhere more formal.
The Bridge Tavern serves up pub classics and even a fantastic Sunday Roast to finish off your weekend. It also has its own micro-brewery, so it is the perfect place for a pint or two.
FANCY A BIT OF SHOPPING?
If you find the time in amongst the seven matches on show at St. James’ Park, why not treat yourself to some retail therapy as Newcastle is one of the UK’s top shopping destinations.
Intu Eldon Square is home to over 150 high street shops, specialists’ stores and is Newcastle’s oldest and most famous premium shopping centre. Although it's further afield from the city centre, the Intu Metrocentre is Europe’s largest covered shopping and leisure centre.
GOING ON A NIGHT OUT?
Tyneside is well known for its night life and one of the best bars around is Madame Koo. Located in a fantastic setting, it really is the place to grab yourself a tasty cocktail.
Jalou, Livello and The Hudson Bar are all city centre bars which are highly recommended by locals.
We hope that Cas fans can cram in all the activities possible to make it a weekend they won’t forget!
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