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Top store recommendations from locals

Art Gallery
“Housed in a landmark industrial building on the south bank of the River Tyne in Gateshead, BALTIC is the biggest gallery of its kind in the world - presenting a dynamic, diverse and international programme of contemporary visual art.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Store
“Killhope is a multi-award winning 19th century mining museum in the centre of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where you can experience the life and work of the lead mining families of the North Pennines. Famous for its iconic working waterwheel, stunning landscape, fascinating lead mining history, scenic walks and amazing wildlife. You can also accompany one of their guides on an unforgettable underground mine tour. Killhope offers an amazing day out for the whole family, whether you’re looking for fun or to immerse yourself in history.”
  • 12 locals recommend
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“Enormous 24 hour Tesco Extra less than 5 minutes walk for everything you need.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Sainsbury's is the largest Grocery store in town and is right there as you come of the A1. Alnwick also has an Aldi, Lidl, Morrisons and multiple Co-op's. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Book Store
“One of the largest secondhand bookshops in Britain and the home of the famous Keep Calm and Carry On poster. Barter Books has become one of the largest tourist attractions in the North East of England and housed in a Victorian railway station, with an excellent cafe ad ice cream parlour next door.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Raw milk and delicious ice cream from Wheelbirks' jersey cattle. You can see the new calves too.”
  • 9 locals recommend
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Café
“Cafe / restaurant come pottery studio, lovely vibe and as good for breakfasts as it is for dinner. Alcohol served. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Corner Shop
“The nearest sizeable provisions, as well as the nearest newspaper shop, you'll also find a cashpoint. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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  • 2 locals recommend
Café
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“Chef owned, tiny but fabulous restaurant. Book ahead. Seafood & steak, homemade puds.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Decent Italian in beautiful surroundings - you do need to book at weekends.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Department Store
“Newcastle first department store opened in 1882. The Food Hall is a particular favourite which is situated on the Ground Floor”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Clean eating inspired all day cafe, serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, coffees, juices and smoothies, and a variety of healthy cakes.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Book Store
“Great coffee and food, fab book shop and a lovely little deli shop to the year- perfect place to stock up for your stay! Just 10 minutes drive north of the village ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Arts & Crafts Store
“Lovely tea rooms/coffee shop with gift shop just outside of Embleton on the Craster road.”
  • 2 locals recommend