Newcastle-upon-Tyne

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Newcastle-upon-Tyne featuring a bridge, a river or creek and modern architecture

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.

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

Jurys Inn Newcastle
Jurys Inn Newcastle
4 out of 5
Scotswood Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, NE1 4AD
The price is $50 per night from Jul 3 to Jul 4
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4/5 Very Good! (947 reviews)
"Friendly staff, clean hotel with a great location."

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

Jurys Inn Newcastle
Crowne Plaza Newcastle - Stephenson Quarter, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Newcastle - Stephenson Quarter, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
Hawthorne Square, Forth Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, NE1 3SA
The price is $84 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and breakfast. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful staff in ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (912 reviews)
"The Crowne Plaza is a very well maintained pleasant hotel. The spa is especially nice."

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2022

Crowne Plaza Newcastle - Stephenson Quarter, an IHG Hotel
Malmaison Newcastle
Malmaison Newcastle
4 out of 5
104 Quayside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, NE1 3DX
The price is $79 per night from Jun 26 to Jun 27
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (964 reviews)
"My favourite hotel in Newcastle upon Tyne."

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2022

Malmaison 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.
Roomzzz Newcastle
Roomzzz Newcastle
4 out of 5
FRIAR HOUSE, CLAVERING PLACE, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, NE1 3NG
The price is $65 per night from Jul 3 to Jul 4
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the WiFi and the convenient ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (263 reviews)
"Very close to rail station and city centre."

Reviewed on May 19, 2022

Roomzzz Newcastle
The New Mill Apartments
The New Mill Apartments
3 out of 5
2 Hartington St, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, NE4 6PY
The price is $79 per night from Jul 3 to Jul 4
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly apartment in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a Select Comfort bed. Popular attractions St. James' ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (7 reviews)
Great value
"The owner was very nice and gave clear instructions on how to check in,the condition of the apartment was fantastic absolutely no complaints with the property.great for the price aswell"

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2022

The New Mill Apartments
PREMIER SUITES Newcastle
PREMIER SUITES Newcastle
4 out of 5
Thornton House Thornton Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, NE1 4AT
The price is $77 per night from Jun 26 to Jun 27
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (125 reviews)
Great apartments in city centre.
"From booking to checking out everything was perfect. I had communication with Joanne and Annette They were both helpful. The apartment itself was spotless and Huge. We were upgraded to a 2 bedroom apartment free of charge, wasn't needed but a nice touch. Meant I could have my morning dump in 1 bathroom ..."

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2022

PREMIER SUITES 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.

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