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The county of Tyne and Wear, located in the North-East of England, is home to cities such as Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Sunderland, as well as towns such as Gateshead. It’s in the latter that you’ll find the iconic Angel of the North statue. Attracting an eclectic mix of visitors throughout the year, Tyne and Wear is a popular spot for long weekends, family holidays and groups of friends celebrating special occasions. The accommodation here won't disappoint either, and you'll find everything from serviced apartments in Sunderland to independent and chain hotels in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and spa hotels in Washington. There are plenty of options to suit your tastes and budget.
Whether you prefer to stay in serviced apartments in the heart of Sunderland city centre, or the more peaceful surroundings of a seaside hotel in Whitley Bay, you'll find plenty of choice when it comes to accommodation in Tyne and Wear. Couples and groups of friends might prefer the freedom of serviced apartments or the luxurious amenities of spa hotels in Washington, while for families, chain hotels and independent hotels in Newcastle-upon-Tyne offer value-for-money accommodation. These include great amenities such as free WiFi and laundry facilities. For anybody visiting Tyne and Wear on business, you'll find chain and airport hotels provide amenities such as high-speed WiFi and conference/meeting rooms for hire.
There's plenty to keep kids of all ages amused in Tyne and Wear. Kick the day off with complimentary breakfast at your hotel, then head for Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum to enjoy stunning views from the top of the 35m high tower. For something more active, try taking the kids on a ‘BBC Newcastle Interactive Tour’ in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, or head for Beamish Wild TreeTop Adventure park in Stanley. Here you'll find miles of zip wires, swinging tyres and rope bridges, as well as a restaurant where you can enjoy a family meal. Football fans will appreciate a guided tour of the Stadium of Light in Sunderland.
Tyne and Wear is renowned for its culture, and where better to start than with a day trip to the Angel of the North at Gateshead? Ask at your hotel if they'll pack you a picnic lunch and head off to see one of the world's largest angel sculptures. Standing 177ft wide and 66ft high, the stunning sculpture attracts over 150,000 visitors each year. Afterwards, you can either head to the Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art in Sunderland, with family-friendly exhibitions, workshops and activities, or spend the afternoon at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens. Entry is free and you can enjoy exploring four floors of exhibitions and galleries that explore the city's rich history.
Tyne and Wear's hotels offer comfortable accommodation, with a range of amenities designed to appeal to couples, families and groups of friends, as well as those travelling on business. Choose from cosy guest houses in rural locations, chain hotels in the heart of Newcastle or independent hotels where you can relax and make the most of your break in Tyne and Wear.