Gateshead

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Sage Gateshead which includes theatre scenes and interior views

Feel the warm embrace of an angel as you enjoy the architectural wonders and modern art complexes of this northern town.

On the River Tyne’s southern bank, Gateshead is known for its stylish buildings and cultural exhibitions. The town shares the lively Quayside area near the river with its larger neighbor Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Explore innovative bridges and artistic hubs that make Gateshead among England’s most fascinating communes.

Admire the Angel of the North, an enormous structure 177 feet (54 meters) wide serving as a gentle embrace to town visitors. Capture photos of your family beside the statue to demonstrate its size.

Visit the town center on the River Tyne. Admire Quayside’s innovative architecture, with the Gateshead Millennium Bridge among the highlights. The structure joining the town to Newcastle has a state-of-the-art tilting feature to allow boats to pass underneath. Note the stunning architectural design of the curved footpath and grand arch.

Beside the bridge is the intriguing BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, which is housed in a former mill. Browse the temporary displays on modern works that encourage reflection. Fun tours catered to kids are available. Visit the extraordinary glass bubble domes of Sage Gateshead next door. The concert venue is designed with excellent acoustics and architectural designs for the best possible sound quality.

Dine at one of the traditional pubs around the Quayside area. Local cuisine includes Newcastle Brown Ale and the Singin’ Hinny, which is a type of baked scone.

Expect warm summers and fairly mild winters with occasional heavy snowfall. Bring an umbrella and warm clothing in case of rain and wind. On a sunny day, head to Saltwell Park for its play areas, woodland gardens and picturesque views.

The town is just south of Newcastle in the northernmost part of England. Drive south from Edinburgh for 2.5 hours or north from London for 5 hours to get here. Flights are available from the rest of the country to Newcastle International Airport, which is 10 miles (16 kilometers) north of the town.

Gateshead is a historic town that places an emphasis on modern, innovative architectural wonders.

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Jurys Inn Newcastle Quayside
4 out of 5
South Shore Road, Gateshead, England
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The price is AU$80 per night from 10 Feb. to 11 Feb.
Located in the heart of Gateshead, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Quayside, and Sage Gateshead. Gateshead ...
4/5 Very Good! (965 reviews)
Great location
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Newcastle Gateshead Marriott Hotel Metrocentre
Newcastle Gateshead Marriott Hotel Metrocentre
4 out of 5
Marconi Way, MetroCentre, Newcastle, Gateshead, England
The price is AU$127 per night from 21 Jan. to 22 Jan.
Located in Swalwell, this spa hotel is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Intu and within 6 miles (10 km) of Utilita Arena Newcastle and Sage Gateshead. St. James' Park and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (959 reviews)
"Great hotel with friendly staff. Love the free parking."

Reviewed on 24 Dec. 2021

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Hilton Newcastle Gateshead
Hilton Newcastle Gateshead
4 out of 5
Bottle Bank, Gateshead, England
The price is AU$129 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
Situated in Gateshead, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Sage Gateshead and Quayside. St. James' Park and University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne are also within ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (971 reviews)
"The location of the hotel is excellent and I’ve stayed before because I knew this was the case."

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Hilton Newcastle Gateshead
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AA Lets Gateshead
AA Lets Gateshead
3 out of 5
Kennilworth House,, Fletcher Road, Gateshead, England
The price is AU$76 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
Situated in Gateshead, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of High Level Bridge and Sage Gateshead. Quayside and St. James' Park are also within ...
3.6/5 Good! (25 reviews)
Filthy apartment
"This is one of the worst experiences I’ve had with accommodation. Firstly, the accommodation isn’t at the postcode on the listing. They let us know a few hours before our arrival of the actual address after multiple chasing. On the morning we were due to arrive, I received a text from an unknown ..."

Reviewed on 14 Aug. 2020

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AA Gateshead Quay
AA Gateshead Quay
3.5 out of 5
Baltic Quay, Gateshead, England
The price is AU$95 per night from 19 Jan. to 20 Jan.
Situated in Gateshead, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Quayside and Sage Gateshead. Gateshead Millennium ...
3.4/5 (13 reviews)
Not too far from the centre and peaceful
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Reviewed on 10 Jun. 2021

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Eslington Villa
Eslington Villa
3 out of 5
8 Station Road, Low Fell, Gateshead, England
The price is AU$187 per night from 19 Jan. to 20 Jan.
Situated in Gateshead, this apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Saltwell Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of Angel of the North and Sage Gateshead. Gateshead ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (162 reviews)
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Reviewed on 6 Aug. 2021

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