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Tyne and Wear is home to the big cities of Sunderland and Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and while it may not be as rural as nearby Northumberland, it's still a great place for a sport or adventure holiday. With lots of activity centres around the county - and not to mention a local obsession with football - you'll find plenty to keep you and your family busy. There is also a wide selection of top quality sports and adventure hotels to accommodate you.
If you choose to stay in a Tyne and Wear adventure or sport hotel, you'll find lots to do right on your doorstep. The county is a great destination if you enjoy cycling, and at Newcastle Quayside you'll find The Cycle Hub, where you can hire a bike and set out on the famous coast to coast cycle route. There are also lots of activity centres in the region, such as Whickham Thorns Outdoor activity Centre located in Gateshead, where you and your family can try archery, rock climbing and skiing. If you fancy getting in touch with your inner Tarzan, pop along to Go Ape Matfen Tree Top adventure, where you can swing among the trees, try a zip wire or hang precariously off a rope ladder!
The North East is a famous sporting destination and its two cities, Sunderland and Newcastle, are famous football rivals. Both St. James' Park (Newcastle's ground) and the Stadium of Light (Sunderland's ground) are well worth a visit, whether you're off to soak up the atmosphere and catch a game, or would like to enjoy a fascinating tour of the stadium.
Tyne and Wear is popular with all sorts of tourists, boasting a wide variety of top quality hotels and guesthouses, many of which are located within easy reach of the county's sporting and adventure locations. These include the Martineau Guesthouse located in the coastal village of Tynemouth, the Vermont Hotel located in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and the Best Western Roker Hotel located in Sunderland.