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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

Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, United Kingdom

Gosforth

Travellers 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

Top hotels in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Malmaison Newcastle
Malmaison Newcastle
4 out of 5
The price is AU$136 per night

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

4.5/5Wonderful! (985 reviews)

"Great stay, room was massive and staff really attentive and helpful, despite the current restrictions. Parts of the room could do with a lick of paint but overall very good. Location is perfect for local independent restaurants and bars. Plenty of large chains also around."…"

Reviewed on 4 Aug. 2020

Malmaison Newcastle
Copthorne Hotel Newcastle
Copthorne Hotel Newcastle
4 out of 5
The price is AU$81 per night

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! (990 reviews)

"Location perfect, staff brilliant, room excellent. What more do you need, no hesitation in recommending this hotel to anybody."…"

Reviewed on 3 Aug. 2020

Copthorne Hotel Newcastle
Maldron Hotel Newcastle
Maldron Hotel Newcastle
4 out of 5
The price is AU$67 per night

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

4.6/5Wonderful! (557 reviews)

"The hotel and staff were lovely, only stayed over for evening and will definitely will be returning"…"

Reviewed on 9 Jul. 2020

Maldron Hotel Newcastle

Popular places to visit in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

St. James' Park
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St. James' Park

4.5/5(7 reviews)

Attend an intense soccer game at one of the United Kingdom’s largest and oldest stadiums. See it perched on a hill in the city center.

Northumbria University
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Northumbria University

The gleaming silver campus in central Newcastle is one of the U.K.’s newest universities. Its students have voted the city the country’s best for students.

Quayside
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Quayside

4.5/5(24 reviews)

Cross a futuristic tilting bridge, peruse artistic centers and relax with a drink in this modern part of the city.

Sage Gateshead
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Sage Gateshead

4/5(4 reviews)

This riverside concert hall of futuristic design is among Europe’s leading venues. Enjoy its spectacular acoustics, divine auditoriums and international acts.

Gateshead Millennium Bridge
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Gateshead Millennium Bridge

4.5/5(23 reviews)

Marvel at the impressive architectural feat of the tilting of this curved bridge and its tall arch allowing boats to pass.

Northumberland National Park
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Northumberland National Park

4.5/5(11 reviews)

Follow in the footsteps of Roman settlers, hike amid breathtaking landscapes and gaze at a starlit sky in England’s least populated national park.

Top activities in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Hadrian's Wall Half Day Tour
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Hadrian's Wall Half Day Tour

AU$189
Per adult
Gory Talking Tour of Newcastle
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Gory Talking Tour of Newcastle

AU$63
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Newcastle Half-Day tour
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Newcastle Half-Day tour

AU$19
Per adult
Multi-Venue, Bar & Nightclub VIP Party Pass in Newcastle
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Multi-Venue, Bar & Nightclub VIP Party Pass in Newcastle

AU$18
Per adult
Historical Tour of Newcastle
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Historical Tour of Newcastle

AU$63
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Christmas Party Bus Sparkle Tour
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Christmas Party Bus Sparkle Tour

AU$45
Per adult

Reviews of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

24 Oct. 2019

Gorgeous place!!

4/5 - Good

Colleen

6 Oct. 2019

Slightly expensive, everywhere we ate was great, we found a fantastic bar called Trillians where we were made to feel welcomed. Positive vibes all through Geordie town

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

17 Jul. 2019

Go while you are still young or young at heart

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

4 Jul. 2019

Very good to walk around, up and down the river. Just be aware of all the roosting spots for the seagulls, as most places you will need to walk underneath into the firing zone

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

11 Jun. 2019

Nice clean place.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

12 Dec. 2018

Newcastle has reinvented itself into a safe and upbeat city

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