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Visiting Newcastle upon Tyne? Your perfect travel guide

Newcastle is renown for being one of the best places in the UK for a truly great night out. With a huge range of bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants to choose from. This party capital is perfect for your big night out with a friendly, fun and energetic vibe. The wide array of choice, ease of getting around and affordable prices all makes for an upbeat, exciting and easy to plan night out.  There are plenty of places to stay, with a massive range of hotels, hostels, B&B’s and apartments for rent.  Let our handy guide to where to stay in Newcastle help you choose the right choice for your budget, taste and style. There is much more to Newcastle upon Tyne though with plenty to do in the daytime.  With its stunning Georgian architecture, picturesque quayside with the iconic bridges across the Tyne river, great shopping and a host of places to visit.  The proximity to the ruggedly beautiful North East coast and surrounding countryside makes is a very popular destination.

Newcastle’s past was coloured with the blaze of coal and the glow of molten steel. Today, galleries and concert venues bring their own cultural light, while the thriving nightlife adds glitter to the mix. That said, it’s the locals who create the real colour to this Northern English city. There are plenty of hotels in Newcastle to book. All of them near anywhere you want to visit!
  • Best time to visit August, September and April according to 17,279 reviews
  • Lowest prices January
  • Hotels Average price £75

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Areas of interest in Newcastle 

Grey Street – Accommodation on Grey Street Newcastle

grey street newcastle With its magnificent views and Georgian architecture it is a gem of the North East.  Build in the 1830’s it is named after Northumbrian-born Prime Minister Earl Grey, whose 130ft monument was built at the street’s Northern end in 1838.  Its neo classical-style buildings are now a host of upmarket bars, wine bars, restaurants and shops.  In 2005, listeners of Radio 4 voted it “best street in the UK”.

Get to know the Earl Grey of teatime fame and take a sip of Britishness on a street dedicated to the man himself.  From the foot of the Earl’s 7-storey monument, Grey Street sweeps grandly before you.  Tuck into a Full English at Blakes then revisit the swinging 60s in High Bridge’s vintage shops.  For the best of British dance and drama the Theatre Royal has it all, and even a good old pantomime!
Bang in the city centre it is a great place to stay and makes a fantastic base for a city break in Newcastle upon Tyne.   Only a short walk from the train stations, with a metro station at Grey’s Monument and plenty of buses and taxis nearby.
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The Quayside – Accommodation on the Quayside in Newcastle

newcastle quayside

The Quayside is the area along the banks of the River Tyne, with Newcastle north of the river and Gateshead to the south.  The area was once a busy industrial and commercial dockside serving the city.  In recent years the area has been heavily redeveloped to provide an environment for the modern arts, music and culture.

The Gateshead side of the river is now referred to as the Gateshead Quays and is the site of both the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and The Sage Gateshead performing arts and conference centre. The iconic Tyne Bridge is known throughout the world, linking Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead.  There are actually ten bridges connecting the two.  The Tyne Bridge, relatively new Millennium footbridge, the Swing Bridge, the High Level Bridge, the Queen Elizabeth Bridge, the King Edward rail bridge, the Redheugh Bridge, Scotswood Bridge, the A1 western bypass, and the Newburn Bridge.

Quayside is Newcastle’s bar-hopping hotspot.  Every weekend, the evening brings revellers in their droves, all looking to let their hair down in the various bars and clubs. Brewdog serves up craft beer for the discerning pub-goer, Aveika is Quayside’s cocktail capital and Pitcher & Piano is a high-end gastrobar overlooking the Tyne.  After closing hours, head to Riverside Club for beats and treats.

 

The Gate Complex – Accommodation near The Gate Newcastle

the gate newcastle

The Gate is Newcastle’s premier leisure and entertainment centre.

Jam packed with a wide range of restaurants and cafes, pubs, bars and clubs as well as the North East’s most exciting casino, Aspers.

After dark, this leisure complex swaps shoppers for revellers.

On rainy nights, the succession of bars under one roof is a real godsend – no wet hair, no running makeup and no soaked trousers. Take your pick from Tiger Tiger, Opera Piano Bar, Players, Beyond and more.

st james park

St James’ Park has been home to football in Newcastle since 1880.  The city’s football stadium is a star player in Newcastle’s line up.

Follow the crowds of black and white football strips on match day as they stream from the city centre towards the stadium.  A popular choice with visiting fans it is a great part of town as a base for your trip to Newcastle.

If you’re not around to see the team play you can still take a peek behind the scenes, with stadium tours available daily.

 

Gateshead – Accommodation in Gateshead

gateshead

Gateshead is a town in Tyne and Wear, England, on the southern bank of the River Tyne opposite Newcastle upon Tyne.

The Gateshead side of the river is now referred to as the Gateshead Quays and is the site of both the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and The Sage Gateshead performing arts and conference centre.

The iconic Tyne Bridge is known throughout the world, linking Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead.  There are actually ten bridges connecting the two.  The Tyne Bridge, relatively new Millennium footbridge, the Swing Bridge, the High Level Bridge, the Queen Elizabeth Bridge, the King Edward rail bridge, the Redheugh Bridge, Scotswood Bridge, the A1 western bypass, and the Newburn Bridge.

 Accommodation in Gateshead

 

Central Station – Accommodation near Newcastle Central Station

Newcastle Central Station is as the name suggests, in the centre of the city.  With a host of pubs, bars and restaurants nearby it is a hub for travellers, tourists and locals alike.

There are some great options for accommodation is this area of town.

Transport links area great with buses, taxis, trains and its own Tyne & Wear Metro Station.

Accommodation near Central Station

 

Jesmond – Accommodation in Jesmond

This fashionable area is located just a few miles outside of the city centre and is easy to get to via taxi, buses and Metro.

Jemond is home to some of the best bars and restaurants in the region, as well as a range of independent shops and cafes.

It has some very conveniently located hotels along the beautiful rows of Victorian terraced houses.

 

gosforthGosforth is an affluent, well established area of Newcastle upon Tyne, situated just a few miles to the north of the city centre and is easy to get to via taxi, buses and Metro.

Gosforth high street has some good pubs, bars and restaurants.

Newcastle Racecourse is located within High Gosforth Park and is home to the historic Northumberland Plate.  It is one of Britain’s busiest racecourses, hosting over 60 all-weather and jumps fixtures a year.

 

Newcastle Airport – Accommodation near Newcastle Airport

Newcastle International Airport is an international airport 5 miles north-west of the city centre.  It has great transport links with buses, taxi and the Metro service.

There are hotels located next to the airport as you might expect as well as a host of accommodation in the surrounding areas.

Nearby Ponteland is a popular area for nights out, dinning and accommodation. An affluent and leafy village it has a thriving pub and nightlife scene.

Newcastle Airport – Accommodation near Newcastle Airport

 

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