Newcastle-upon-TyneUnited Kingdom

4.4/5Top Destination

Escape to Newcastle-upon-Tyne! Enjoy its theatre, dining and entertainment.

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.

Known for

Dining, Skyscrapers and Sports

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Where to stay in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Tynemouth
Tynemouth, North Shields, England, United Kingdom
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Tynemouth

Known for Beaches, Sea, Ruins

4.5/5(33 reviews)

Tynemouth is noteworthy for its beaches, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Blue Reef Aquarium and North Sea.

Jesmond
Jesmond, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, United Kingdom

Jesmond

Known for Friendly People, Skyscrapers, Bars

4.5/5(93 reviews)

Jesmond is known for its abundant dining options, and you can plan a trip to Exhibition Park and Jesmond Cricket Ground while you're in town.

Gosforth
Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, United Kingdom

Gosforth

Known for Friendly People, Luxury, Family-friendly

4.5/5(5 reviews)

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

Whickham
Whickham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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Whickham

Known for Friendly People, Bars, Dining

4/5(12 reviews)

Whickham is well-liked for its bars, and you can visit sights like Intu and St. James' Park if you have time to explore the area.

Swalwell
Swalwell, England, United Kingdom

Swalwell

Known for Friendly People, Shopping, Dining

4/5(100 reviews)

Well-liked for its shopping and restaurants, you might stop by Intu and St. James' Park while you're exploring Swalwell and the surrounding neighbourhoods.

Fenham
Fenham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, United Kingdom

Fenham

Known for Skyscrapers, Shopping, Family-friendly

The restaurants and parks are a few reasons travellers visit Fenham. Though there aren't many top sights in the neighbourhood, you can visit St. James' Park and O2 Academy Newcastle, a few notable attractions nearby.

Top hotels in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Maldron Hotel Newcastle
Maldron Hotel Newcastle
4 out of 5
£56
per night
3 Nov-4 Nov

Located in the heart of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, this hotel is steps away from Chinatown and St. James' Park. Eldon Square Shopping Centre and Castle Keep are also ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (326 reviews)

"Great location but as expected noisy on a Saturday night"…"

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2019

Maldron Hotel Newcastle
Royal Station Hotel
Royal Station Hotel
3 out of 5
Neville Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
£51
per night
27 Oct-28 Oct

Located in the heart of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Newcastle-upon-Tyne Arts Centre, Castle Keep, and O2 Academy Newcastle. ...

4/5Very Good! (1,547 reviews)

"Location and comfort of room. All was as described and also cleanliness of hotel"…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2019

Royal Station Hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newcastle International Airport
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newcastle International Airport
4 out of 5
£63
per night
22 Nov-23 Nov

Situated in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, this hotel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Kingston Park Stadium and within 6 miles (10 km) of Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens and City ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,175 reviews)

"Reception staff very abrupt did not make you feel welcome"…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2019

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newcastle International Airport

Popular things to do in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Quayside
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Quayside

4.5/5(389 reviews)

Cross a futuristic tilting bridge, peruse artistic centers and relax with a drink in this modern part of the city.

St. James' Park
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St. James' Park

4/5(130 reviews)

Attend an intense soccer game at one of the United Kingdom’s largest and oldest stadiums. See it perched on a hill in the city center.

Gateshead Millennium Bridge
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Gateshead Millennium Bridge

4.5/5(304 reviews)

Marvel at the impressive architectural feat of the tilting of this curved bridge and its tall arch allowing boats to pass.

Northumberland National Park
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Northumberland National Park

4.5/5(189 reviews)

Follow in the footsteps of Roman settlers, hike amid breathtaking landscapes and gaze at a starlit sky in England’s least populated national park.

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
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BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

4/5(98 reviews)

Appreciate the views of the river and its bridges from this international art complex that holds ever-changing exhibits of visual works.

Tyne Bridge
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Tyne Bridge

4.5/5(244 reviews)

A familiar-looking tall green arch stretches across the lively Quayside area and joins the communes of Gateshead and Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Top activities in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Multi-Venue, Bar & Nightclub VIP Party Pass in Newcastle
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Multi-Venue, Bar & Nightclub VIP Party Pass in Newcastle

£10

Our popular VIP Party Passes offer a great variety of weekend nightlife entries. We have been booking groups small and large onto the guestlists all over the UK for a decade. We have designed our Nightlife Deals get you VIP entry into selected, popular clubs and bars.

One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
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One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

£2

Can you survive the zombie apocalypse… Zombie Scavengers leads you into the city to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game. With the whole world in chaos and zombies outnumbering the living 10 to 1, small colonies of the living are doing all they can to survive.

Gory Talking Tour of Newcastle
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Gory Talking Tour of Newcastle

£25

Dare to discover the dark secrets of Newcastle on this spine-chilling 90-minute walking tour. Hear tales of Newcastle’s ghosts, criminals and gangsters as you walk along Dean Street, Quayside and High Bridge Street, and see sights like Earl Grey's Monument, Castle Keep and Bigg Market.

Historical Tour of Newcastle
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Historical Tour of Newcastle

£25

Immerse yourself in Newcastle’s rich past and handsome architecture on a 2-hour walking tour around its historical highlights. As you stroll, learn about the city’s Roman, Norman and mercantile history; and admire Grey’s Monument, Grey Street, the Castle Keep and more.

Hadrian's Wall Half Day Tour
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Hadrian's Wall Half Day Tour

£75

Hadrian’s Wall, the UNESCO world heritage site is the frontier or the Roman Empire. The frontier extended for 80 roman miles and covers many landscapes. On this half-day tour, we will focus on two of the forts at the east end of the wall - Segedunum and Arbeia.

Newcastle Half-Day tour
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Newcastle Half-Day tour

£60

Newcastle Upon Tyne is the regional capital of the North East of England. A city of world-changing inventions, fantastic people and rich history. This tour will show you Newcastle from its earliest times through to the modern day and will include entry to Newcastle's castle and the Cathedral Church of St.

Reviews of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

4.4

Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

21 Oct 2019

Lots of eateries and attractions.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

20 Oct 2019

Fabulous city locals all very friendly and welcoming too

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

20 Oct 2019

Really great friendly vibrant city

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

17 Oct 2019

I was travelling for business, but managed to walk around a bit. Loved the mix of architecture of the historic buildings. The river location was good.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

13 Oct 2019

Your Hospitals are great !!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

10 Oct 2019

Many options to choose from, authentic restaurants and very active a city both during day and night. It’s a perfect city for a quick stop.

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