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Newcastle-upon-TyneUnited Kingdom

A picturesque cityscape, thriving arts and nightlife scene, and the famous Geordie hospitality make this one of northeast England’s best-loved cities.

Newcastle upon Tyne is an energetic city that combines striking architecture with fascinating museums, sports passion and buzzing nightlife. Newcastle sits on the north banks of the River Tyne, where its residents, nicknamed Geordies, are well known for their gregarious spirit.

Explore Newcastle’s distinct neighborhoods comfortably on foot. A good place to start is Grainger Town, the historic city center lined with graceful classical architecture. Major attractions include Grey’s Monument, the Central Arcade and Grainger Market, all located here. Stroll down elegant Grey Street to find bars, restaurants, boutiques and the Theatre Royal.

Walk a short distance west to Chinatown, where British culture meets Asian influences. Discover Asian restaurants, teahouses and spice shops. A 10-minute walk south is the Discovery Museum, where you can see a through-the-ages history of Newcastle. Nearby, learn about dinosaurs and human anatomy at the Life Science Centre.

East of the city center are some of Newcastle’s best museums and galleries. Admire art expositions at the Laing Art Gallery and the Biscuit Factory. Enjoy hands-on fun at the Seven Stories children’s museum. Don’t miss the Great North Museum: Hancock in the university district north of the city.

Architectural treasures exist throughout Newcastle. Visit 900-year-old St. Nicholas Cathedral and the Castle Keep, one of England’s finest examples of a Norman-era fortress. Alternatively, witness the passionate fans of Newcastle United soccer club at St. James’ Park, which towers over the city center.

Experience the much-loved Geordie hospitality while enjoying the city’s nightlife. The boisterous pubs of Bigg Market are popular for bachelor parties. Quayside offers stylish bars with superb river views and great people-watching opportunities. Investigate the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, which crosses the river to neighboring Gateshead.

Access Newcastle via intercity trains and buses from all over Great Britain. When arriving from the south, look for the huge Angel of the North statue. Whatever the season, including the notoriously cold winter, Newcastle remains full of vitality and excitement. It’s also on the doorstep of great North England attractions such as Hadrian’s Wall Path and Whitley Bay.

Where to stay in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Top hotels in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Jurys Inn Newcastle
Jurys Inn Newcastle
3.5 out of 5
Scotswood Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
The price is £29 per night from 24 Dec to 25 Dec

Located in the heart of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Newcastle-upon-Tyne St. Mary's Cathedral, O2 Academy Newcastle, ...

4.1/5Very Good! (959 reviews)

"Very good. Lovely reception staff. Hreat breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2020

Jurys Inn Newcastle
Malmaison Newcastle
Malmaison Newcastle
4 out of 5
The price is £59 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov

Situated in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, this spa hotel is steps away from Quayside and Gateshead Millennium Bridge. Sage Gateshead and Newcastle-upon-Tyne Theatre Royal ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (962 reviews)

"Service & hotel was fantastic. My only gripe is the £10 per night car parking charge."…"

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2020

Malmaison Newcastle
Hampton By Hilton Newcastle
Hampton By Hilton Newcastle
3.5 out of 5
The price is £47 per night from 27 Nov to 28 Nov

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

4.4/5Excellent! (974 reviews)

"Very central and ideal for the train station if travelling that way"…"

Reviewed on 23 Oct 2020

Hampton By Hilton Newcastle
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Roomzzz Newcastle
Roomzzz Newcastle
4 out of 5
The price is £57 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov

Located in the heart of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Castle Keep, O2 Academy Newcastle and Newcastle-upon-Tyne ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (211 reviews)

"lovely staff and very friendly. would definitely come again"…"

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2020

Roomzzz Newcastle
The Vermont ApartHotel
The Vermont ApartHotel
3.5 out of 5
The price is £54 per night from 3 Dec to 4 Dec

Located in the heart of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Castle Keep, Sage Gateshead and Newcastle-upon-Tyne Theatre Royal. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (74 reviews)
Weekend away

"Fantastic 5 nights at Vermont ApartHotel, usually stay at Vermont hotel so first visit to this property. Efficient check in, request for high floor honored and lovely clean spacious 2 bed apartment in an excellent central location. Only fault was the bin in the kitchen was very very small and over ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2020

The Vermont ApartHotel
Eslington Villa
Eslington Villa
3 out of 5
8 Station Road, Low Fell, Gateshead, England
The price is £80 per night from 2 Dec to 3 Dec

Situated in Gateshead, this apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Saltwell Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of Sage Gateshead and Gateshead Millennium Bridge. ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (152 reviews)
Fantastic hotel.. it’s a must stay!

"What a lovely hotel, very comfortable beds and lovely decor. The food in the restaurant is 1st class and whatever you have you must finish off with the sticky toffee pudding. The staff are friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on 22 Aug 2020

Eslington Villa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

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5/5 - Excellent

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16 Mar 2020

Newcastle has everything

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

16 Mar 2020

Shopping is great and easy to get around. Lots of good eating places and cocktail bats. A great place for a night out.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

10 Mar 2020

Very friendly and great places to eat.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

2 Mar 2020

Great bars, restaurants. Excellent shopping and friendly people.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

25 Feb 2020

We visit 2-3 times a year to see our son and family always new places to see and visit, endless places to eat!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

20 Feb 2020

Take a walk down the water, or get a bus. Easy. ,

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