Winning two Heineken Cups with Munster, three Triple Crowns and a Grand Slam with Ireland, it is fair to say that the 34-year-old brings a wealth of experience to the North East of England.
And it is that experience that the Falcons faithful will be hoping proves invaluable in the club's quest to maintain their Aviva Premiership status.
Stringer said: "I have been lucky enough to play for two great teams in the shape of Saracens and Munster in the last few years and I have enjoyed a lot of success.
"Hopefully that experience will help me here at Newcastle. I have spoken to Gary Gold on the phone and I have heard great things about him and his attitude towards the game.The directors and coaches at Saracens had nothing but good things to say about Newcastle and I am looking forward to working with Gary."
Gary Gold is delighted with the capture of Stringer, saying: "I am delighted that a player of Peter's quality and experience has decided to play his rugby in the North East. I am humbled by the fact that he has joined us and it just goes to show the type of individual that Peter is."