Gosforth

Newcastle-upon-Tyne

This affluent suburb has a family-friendly vibe and is a gateway to idyllic parks, riverside trails and golf courses.

Gosforth is one of Newcastle-upon-Tyne’s most popular residential neighborhoods where you’ll find lush green spaces, sports clubs and varied restaurants. Sip on a pint of beer at a traditional English pub, play a round of 18 holes, enjoy a day at the races and visit historical landmarks.

The retail and commercial heart of Gosforth is the High Street. Mingle with the locals that come to do their grocery shopping, run errands and dine at cafés and restaurants. Sample real ales and feast on hearty dinners, such as sausages and mash, at old-fashioned pubs. Gosforth Civic Theatre is a great place to watch live music and theater performances.

With tree-shaded pathways, pretty flowerbeds and grassy lawns, Gosforth Central Park provides a scenic respite from the bustle of suburban life. The park has a children’s playground, a bowling green and tennis courts. Observe a cricket match at the adjacent cricket ground in summertime. Nearby Gosforth Parish Church of St. Nicholas has an interesting collection of stained-glass windows.

Enjoy Newcastle’s natural beauty by following the course of the Ouseburn river through flourishing vegetation and past small waterfalls to Jesmond Dene woodland park. See the ruins of the 12th-century St. Mary’s Chapel and the mid-19th century Banqueting Hall, built by the visionary industrialist William George Armstrong. Town Moor is a 1,000-acre (405-hectare) open space home to grazing cattle and the host of a fairground in June. In the moor’s southeast corner is Exhibition Park, which has a brewery, playground and walking trails.

For a fun day out, attend horse racing events at Newcastle Racecourse. Golfers have a choice of several clubs located within a short drive of Gosforth, including the City of Newcastle Golf Club, Gosforth Golf Club and Northumberland Golf Club. Visitors are welcome and equipment rentals are available.

Gosforth is served by the Regent Centre and South Gosforth subway stations, among others. Public buses also travel regularly to and from Newcastle-upon-Tyne city center.


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Maldron Hotel Newcastle
Maldron Hotel Newcastle
4 out of 5
The price is £54 per night from 19 Dec to 19 Dec
Located in Newcastle City Center, this hotel is steps away from Chinatown and St. James' Park. Castle Keep and Tyne Bridge are also within 1 mi (2 km). Central ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (638 reviews)
"The location was good and service was OK but had difficulty trying to prebook breakfast."

Reviewed on 1 Nov 2021

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Northern Hideaways Otterburn
Northern Hideaways Otterburn
3 out of 5
The price is £485 per night from 5 Dec to 5 Dec
Located in Gosforth, this cottage is within 3 miles (5 km) of City of Newcastle Golf Club, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and St. James' Park. Quayside and ...
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Week2Week Modern 3rd Floor Gosforth Apartment with balcony
Week2Week Modern 3rd Floor Gosforth Apartment with balcony
3.5 out of 5
Located in Gosforth, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Chinatown, St. James' Park and Castle Keep. Quayside and Tyne Bridge are also within 3 ...
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Week2Week Modern 3rd Floor Gosforth Apartment with balcony
Barn Owl
Barn Owl
3.5 out of 5
Located in Gosforth, this golf cottage is within 3 miles (5 km) of City of Newcastle Golf Club, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and St. James' Park. Quayside ...
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Week2Week Stunning Gosforth Apartment
Week2Week Stunning Gosforth Apartment
Grove Park, Grove Park Oval, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, ENG
Located in Gosforth, this apartment building is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Freeman Hospital and within 3 miles (5 km) of University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and St. ...
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County Hotel
County Hotel
4 out of 5
Located in Newcastle City Center, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of O2 Academy Newcastle, St. James' Park and University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Sage ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (732 reviews)
"Great hotel. Spotless clean and very central."

Reviewed on 15 Nov 2021

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