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Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa

Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa

Carrville, Durham DH1 1TD

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4.4 out of 5 (389 reviews)

Located in Carrville, this spa hotel is 3 mi (4.9 km) from Gala Theatre Durham and 3.1 mi (5 km) from St. Nicholas Church. …

£70
Best Western Roker Hotel

Best Western Roker Hotel

Roker Terrace, Sunderland SR6 9ND

4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (110 reviews)

Situated on the waterfront, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of National Glass Centre and St Peter's Church. …

£33
Copthorne Hotel Newcastle

Copthorne Hotel Newcastle

The Close, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 3RT

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (997 reviews)

Located in the heart of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Sage Gateshead, Castle Keep, and …

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Jurys Inn Newcastle Gateshead Quays

Jurys Inn Newcastle Gateshead Quays

South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3AE

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (705 reviews)

Located in the heart of Gateshead, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art an …

£44
Hotel du Vin & Bistro Newcastle

Hotel du Vin & Bistro Newcastle

City Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 2BE

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (203 reviews)

Situated on a river, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Seven Stories and Quayside. Gateshead Millennium Bridg …

£70
Lumley Castle Hotel

Lumley Castle Hotel

Ropery Lane, Chester-le-Street DH3 4NX

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (174 reviews)

Situated in Chester-le-Street, this historic hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Herrington Country Park, Washington Old Hall, an …

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Tune Hotel Newcastle

Tune Hotel Newcastle

Proctor House, 23-29 Side, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 3JL

2.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (671 reviews)

Located in the heart of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Castle Keep, Quayside, and Gateshead …

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Sandman Signature Newcastle Hotel

Sandman Signature Newcastle Hotel

Gallowgate, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 4SD

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4.3 out of 5 (756 reviews)

Located in the heart of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of St. James' Park and Castle Keep. …

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Ramada Encore Newcastle-Gateshead

Ramada Encore Newcastle-Gateshead

Hawks Road, Gateshead NE8 3AD

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (625 reviews)

Situated in Gateshead, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Gateshead Millennium …

£41
Jesmond Dene House

Jesmond Dene House

Jesmond Dene Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE2 2EY

4.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (77 reviews)

Located in Jesmond, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Exhibition Park, St. James' Park, and Quayside. Gateshead Millenniu …

£74

Pocket Guide: Newcastle-upon-Tyne National Glass Centre Hotels

The National Glass Centre is a popular tourist attraction located in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear. Opened in 1998, the National Glass Centre is free to visit and a great day out for anyone looking to learn more about the glass making process and its history. Located in easy reach of many top Sunderland hotels and guesthouses, the National Glass Centre is a great day out for the whole family.

Discover the History of Glass from Hotels in Sunderland

Glass making in Sunderland goes back over a thousand years and was likely introduced to the region in the late 600’s. However, it was the industrial revolution in the 19th Century that really spurred on Sunderland's glass making industries, that and the local abundance of sand and coal. The glass industry took a serious blow in recent years, with Sunderland’s last two remaining glass firms closing in 2007. Opened in 1998, the National Glass Centre remains a testament to glass making in the region, and a fascinating place to learn about its long local heritage.

Get to Grips with Some Glass at the National Glass Centre

The National Glass Centre consists of a fascinating museum, with multiple galleries and temporary exhibitions that explore the history of glass making. The methods of making glass are alive and well, and the National Glass Centre is the chance to try your hand at some glass blowing. Visitors also have the opportunity to buy some glass pieces at the souvenir shop (expertly created by in-house artists). The National Glass Centre is also a place to learn, offering adult and children's courses as well as formal study and postgraduate research. For refreshments, stop by at the Glass Yard, a modern restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.

In Easy Reach of Top Quality Newcastle Tyne & Wear Hotels

The National Glass Centre is well placed in the heart of Sunderland close to many top hotels, including the Travelodge on Sunderland High Street West, The Best Western Roker Hotel and Ramside Hall Hotel & Spa, which is around 10 miles away.

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