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Newcastle-upon-Tyne
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Newcastle-upon-Tyne which includes a city, a river or creek and a bridge

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

Malmaison Newcastle
Malmaison Newcastle
4 out of 5
The price is £75 per night from 22 Apr to 23 Apr
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! (991 reviews)
Good hotel in challenging times
"Despite being in Tier 3 the hotel staff were cheerful and helpful. You can only eat in your room but the continental breakfast was good. If you have to go to Newcastle during the current pandemic this is the place to stay as they take Covid seriously"

Reviewed on 4 Dec 2020

Malmaison Newcastle
Royal Station Hotel
Royal Station Hotel
3 out of 5
Neville Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
The price is £42 per night from 8 May to 9 May
Located in the heart of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Bigg Market and O2 Academy Newcastle. St. James' Park and Newcastle-upon-Tyne ...
4.1/5Very Good! (996 reviews)
Thank you all for an enjoyable stay from room 305
"This is the second time we have stayed in this hotel in the last 2 weeks. The staff could not have been anymore helpful and welcoming. Our latest visit was 2 days before lock down, the staff had everything under control and had the "Business as usual" attitude, no compromising. We will certainly ..."

Reviewed on 5 Nov 2020

Royal Station Hotel
Village Hotel Newcastle
Village Hotel Newcastle
4.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £54 per night from 23 Apr to 24 Apr
Situated in the business district, this luxury hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Wet 'n' Wild Water Park, Port Of Tyne and Newcastle Racecourse. Blue Reef Aquarium ...
4.1/5Very Good! (987 reviews)
"Nice hotel with Gym and pool facilities. It is on the outskirts of Newcastle so travel required to visit the city centre. Convenient for connections to the North and South :)"

Reviewed on 4 Dec 2020

Village Hotel Newcastle
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Roomzzz Newcastle
Roomzzz Newcastle
4 out of 5
The price is £76 per night from 3 May to 4 May
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! (222 reviews)
Friendly staff good grab and go breakfast
"Lovely rooms that were well equipped, a decent location, 10 mins walk from some very good resturants. Spotlessly clean friendly staff."

Reviewed on 2 Nov 2020

Roomzzz Newcastle
PREMIER SUITES Newcastle
PREMIER SUITES Newcastle
4 out of 5
The price is £65 per night from 22 Apr to 23 Apr
Located in the heart of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, this aparthotel is steps away from Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre and O2 Academy Newcastle. St. James' Park and Newcastle-upon-Tyne ...
4.3/5Excellent! (111 reviews)
good price for a spacious accomodation
"The flat is spacious and comfortable. The lift was not working during my stay and my flat was up at the 6th floor... The staffs are helpful and welcoming but there is no staff after 5 pm. I didn't realise that the password to the parking changed on every Monday and lucky that I found a staff to help ..."

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2020

PREMIER SUITES Newcastle
The County Aparthotel
The County Aparthotel
4 out of 5
The price is £68 per night from 25 Apr to 26 Apr
Situated in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, this aparthotel is steps away from Newcastle-upon-Tyne St. Mary's Cathedral and O2 Academy Newcastle. St. James' Park and Newcastle-upon-Tyne ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (84 reviews)
Highly recommended
"We really enjoyed our stay. Great location and fantastic property. The room was spacious and as we were staying 4 nights gave us plenty of flexibility when we weren’t out and about. The room was spotless on arrival and the kitchenette was well kitted out. We will definitely stay here again while ..."

Reviewed on 2 Oct 2020

The County Aparthotel
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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16 Mar 2020

Newcastle has everything

5/5 - Excellent

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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

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10 Mar 2020

Very friendly and great places to eat.

5/5 - Excellent

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2 Mar 2020

Great bars, restaurants. Excellent shopping and friendly people.

5/5 - Excellent

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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

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20 Feb 2020

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

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