Well-maintained parks may not be a rarity in Newcastle but the view of the sea and the Newcastle Harbour – the hub of the coal export industry – make Foreshore Park extra special.

Sometimes, the simplest pleasures are the ones you truly need. A picnic with your loved ones. A barbecue session with your neighbours. Or an afternoon all by yourself sitting quietly, watching huge vessels dock at the port.

On the way to the park, pay attention to the old buildings, brick houses, and Victorian-inspired terraces. A double take is all you need to have a glimpse of Newcastle’s glorious past and exciting future.