If you’re an arts and culture fan, then booking a holiday at Macquarie Inn is the best way to soak up the attractions in Argenton. We are just 25 minutes away from Newcastle, which has experienced a cultural revival recently thanks to the ‘Renew Newcastle’ project. Nowadays, the city is packed with interesting art galleries, exhibits and much more.
Newcastle offers visitors and locals alike a plethora of amazing arts attractions to enjoy, with its CBD and Hunter Street Mall packed full of exciting things to do. No matter what you’re interested in, there’s sure to be something to grab your fancy.
On Darby Street there’s a great range of boutique shops, restaurants and cafés, and for those who enjoy art, there are ample galleries to explore. Meanwhile, the Art Deco Civic Theatre is a rich source of entertainment, while the ‘Friday after Five’ scheme on Darby Street provides street entertainment and rich shopping experiences up until 8pm.
History and architecture
If you have a passion about history, or are simply keen to find out more about the area, then why not take a tour of the iconic Fort Scratchley? Overlooking Nobbys Beach and the lighthouse, the fortress has a long and very interesting military history well worth hearing.
Other historical sites of interest include:
- Christ Church Cathedral:
This beautifully designed historic building offers stunning views of Newcastle harbour and boasts exquisite architecture, as well as gorgeous grounds.
- The Bogey Hole:
Built around 1820, this site is testament to Newcastle's convict past and is located beneath a rocky prominence at the foot of King Edward Park.
For foodies and fine dining enthusiasts, you can’t go wrong with eating out in Newcastle or the surrounding area. Whether you prefer quirky cafés or formal restaurants, you’ll be spoilt for choice with all sorts of tasty eateries available.
Enjoy a romantic meal for two, or a tasty dinner with all the family at any one of the establishments by the harbour or in the city centre. With live music a common occurrence in the many local pubs, you can enjoy dinner or drinks in style, or alternatively, take yourself off to a more cosmopolitan restaurant in hip Beaumont Street or Darby Street.
Whatever your preference, when it comes to arts and culture, Argenton has plenty to offer, and you can enjoy it at your convenience by staying at Macquarie Inn!