Newcastle upon Tyne Vacation Packages
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.
Accommodation in Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Newcastle-upon-Tyne features hotels and other accommodation to suit people from all walks of life. Through the Expedia hotels guide you can compare as many as 46 Newcastle-upon-Tyne hotel listings.
The Close House, located at Heddon-on-the-Wall, and the Jesmond Dene House Hotel, at Jesmond Dene Road, are two great examples of higer ranking hotels in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. If those two spots don't match your taste and budget, the Newcastle Jesmond Hotel and the Hotel Indigo Newcastle might just offer all the guest amenities you need.
One of the highlights of any stay in Newcastle-upon-Tyne is Quayside. If you choose to book a room near Quayside, the Jesmond Dene House Hotel and the Newcastle Jesmond Hotel are both within easy walking distance.