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Newcastle-upon-TyneUnited Kingdom

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

A  pleasent stroll across what was a quiet beach

Tynemouth

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

Tynemouth
Jesmond Dene Park featuring a waterfall

Jesmond

4.5/5Wonderful!(6 area reviews)

Jesmond is known for its ample dining options, and you can make a stop by Exhibition Park and Jesmond Cricket Ground while in the area.

Jesmond
Gosforth showing modern architecture

Gosforth

Travelers enjoy Gosforth for its restaurants, and if you want to see some more of the area, you can jump on the metro at South Gosforth Station.

Gosforth
Wetherspoons pub

Whickham

4/5Very Good!(4 area reviews)

Visitors to Whickham enjoy its bars, and if you want to do some exploring, Derwent Walk Country Park is worth a stop.

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

Swalwell

4/5Very Good!(8 area reviews)

Uncover some of the top draws of Swalwell like its shopping and restaurants. If you're hoping to see more of the larger area, make a stop by Intu or St. James' Park.

Swalwell
Heaton, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, United Kingdom

Heaton

Though Heaton might not have many top sights, you can venture to the surrounding area to see attractions like St. James' Park and Quayside.

Heaton

Top Hotels in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Malmaison Newcastle
Malmaison Newcastle
4 out of 5
104 Quayside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
The price is $78 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3

Situated in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, this spa hotel is steps from Quayside and Gateshead Millennium Bridge. Sage Gateshead and Newcastle-upon-Tyne Theatre Royal ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (934 reviews)

"My room was great, bed was very comfy, shower and bath was easy to use."…"

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

Malmaison Newcastle
Copthorne Hotel Newcastle
Copthorne Hotel Newcastle
4 out of 5
The Close, Quayside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
The price is $59 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3

Located in the heart of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Newcastle-upon-Tyne Central Library, O2 Academy Newcastle, and Sage Gateshead. ...

4.2/5Excellent! (932 reviews)

"The bay window in the bedroom, overlooking the river, with a table and 2 easy chairs made it the perfect place to chill."…"

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2020

Copthorne Hotel Newcastle
Maldron Hotel Newcastle
Maldron Hotel Newcastle
4 out of 5
Newgate Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
The price is $62 per night from Nov 23 to Nov 24

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

4.6/5Wonderful! (570 reviews)

"The safety processes in place for Covid 19 were very thorough. The reception team were very professional and helpful. The property was pleasant but the location very noisy at night. Would probably stay there again."…"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Maldron Hotel 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.

Vacation Rentals in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

The County Aparthotel
The County Aparthotel
4 out of 5
83 Westgate Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
The price is $78 per night from Nov 24 to Nov 25

Situated in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, this aparthotel is steps from Newcastle-upon-Tyne St. Mary's Cathedral and O2 Academy Newcastle. St. James' Park and Newcastle-upon-Tyne ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (74 reviews)

"Superb facility, will definitely stay again"…"

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

The County Aparthotel
Roomzzz Newcastle
Roomzzz Newcastle
4 out of 5
FRIAR HOUSE, CLAVERING PLACE, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
The price is $67 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 31

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! (210 reviews)

"lovely staff and very friendly. would definitely come again"…"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Roomzzz Newcastle
Dream Apartments Quayside
Dream Apartments Quayside
4 out of 5
69 City Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
The price is $91 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 30

Situated in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Quayside and Gateshead Millennium Bridge. Sage Gateshead and Newcastle-upon-Tyne ...

4.3/5Excellent! (109 reviews)

"Very clean, great apartment and hospitality spot on."…"

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2020

Dream Apartments Quayside
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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Top Destination

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3/5 - Okay

David_Machacek

Mar 4, 2020

We really didn't explore the area like we should have

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 19, 2020

The architecture is a sight to see. Only there for a night but very enjoyable.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Dec 2, 2019

Earl’s on Pitt street Was a highlight

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 29, 2019

The complete regeneration of Newcastle in recent decades has resulted in a city with one of the most beautiful classical-style streets in Europe, combined with masses of shopping options and a wide variety of places to eat or be entertained.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 28, 2019

Very friendly people. Lots to do. Lots of restaurants Although there are many old buildings - which I love- it is a very clean city.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Sep 16, 2019

We were only there over night. Didn't get a chance to see anything there.

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