As reputations go, there are few more friendly cities in England than Newcastle-upon-Tyne, which makes it a great choice for your next city break. Explore its museums and cultural attractions, historical landmarks and buzzing nightlife from these five Newcastle apartments.
Right in the city centre, the suites and studio apartments at Roomzzz Newcastle are in walking distance of all the main attractions. You can learn about the history of the city on a tour of Newcastle Castle, which dates back to 1178, and check out current exhibitions and film screenings. Also nearby is the High Level Bridge, with panoramic views of the skyline, including the famous Tyne Bridge. At night, you're close to all the bars and restaurants of the city centre, from Bigg Market to the Gay Village.
All the suites and studio apartments have free WiFi, TV with digital channels and a fully equipped kitchenette. If you don't fancy preparing your own meals first thing, you can enjoy a grab and go breakfast of hot drinks, juice, pastries and fruits.
Newcastle is a great city for families, with loads of things to see and do. In the city centre, the PREMIER SUITES Newcastle are family-friendly apartments a short distance from two of the city's top attractions. The Life Science Centre is an interactive museum where you can take a 4D simulator ride, gaze at the stars in the planetarium and, in winter, skate on the ice rink. Nearby, the Discovery Museum is a science museum with please-touch exhibitions on local maritime history. If you're in town for the football, the apartments are an easy walk from St James' Park.
At PREMIER SUITES Newcastle, you have a choice of one- or two-bedroom apartments, with a living room and kitchen. They also have flatscreen TVs, free WiFi and, in the larger apartments, two bathrooms to reduce the morning queues - especially useful if you're travelling with teenagers.
One of Newcastle's landmarks is, of course, the River Tyne, and the Dream Apartments Quayside are a great base to explore the waterfront. A ten-minute stroll gets you to the river, a great place for wandering and getting shots of the Tyne Bridge, or crossing the Gateshead Millennium Bridge over to the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. If naval history is your thing, see the exhibition at Trinity House. As evening sets in, the Quayside comes alive with restaurants, pubs and cocktail bars.
The Dream Apartments Quayside give you a choice of accommodation and are especially good for families, with one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments available. All come with kitchen, dining area and television, and some come with a view over the city centre.
Just across the Tyne Bridge from Newcastle's city centre are the apartments of AA Lets Gateshead. They are near Newcastle Castle and the Life Science Centre, but there is lots going on in Gateshead, too. Check out the exhibitions at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, or find out what's happening at the Sage Gateshead, a world-class concert hall that hosts internationally renowned classical, jazz, rock and pop performers. In the south of Gateshead is Antony Gormley's iconic sculpture, Angel of the North.
AA Lets Gateshead has a good choice of apartments, all with kitchen, living and dining areas and free WiFi. If you're in Newcastle with your car, there is free self-parking, and it's a 15-minute walk to Newcastle Central station.
In a listed-building opposite Haymarket metro station, the apartments in The Bruce Building are a great choice if you're visiting Newcastle for a university open day or for a football match. St James' Park is a short walk away, and even if you miss the match, take a stadium tour and learn about the history of the city's beloved Newcastle United. For natural history exhibitions, pop by the Great North Museum or explore the Victoria Tunnels to discover the hidden history of underground Newcastle. The Tyneside Cinema is an Art Deco masterpiece and a great place to catch a film.
The serviced studios and apartments in The Bruce Building come with free WiFi, TVs and kitchenettes for cooking, although with Newcastle's nightlife scene right on the doorstep you might be tempted to let someone else do the work.
If your next city break is to the banks of the Tyne, take a look at all our apartments in Newcastle for more options.