Newcastle-upon-Tyne

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

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

Maldron Hotel Newcastle
Maldron Hotel Newcastle
4 out of 5
The price is AU$101 per night from 19 Dec. to 19 Dec.
Located in Newcastle City Center, this hotel is steps away from Chinatown and St. James' Park. Castle Keep and Tyne Bridge are also within 1 mi (2 km). Central ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (640 reviews)
"The location was good and service was OK but had difficulty trying to prebook breakfast."

Reviewed on 1 Nov. 2021

Maldron Hotel Newcastle
County Hotel
County Hotel
4 out of 5
The price is AU$109 per night from 8 Dec. to 8 Dec.
Located in Newcastle City Center, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of O2 Academy Newcastle, St. James' Park and University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Sage ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (735 reviews)
"Great hotel. Spotless clean and very central."

Reviewed on 15 Nov. 2021

County Hotel
Malmaison Newcastle
Malmaison Newcastle
4 out of 5
The price is AU$166 per night from 2 Dec. to 2 Dec.
Situated in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Quayside and Sage Gateshead. St. James' Park and University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (947 reviews)
"Enjoyed the breakfast & view to front. Did not enjoy being in a room on back of hotel where road ran by & emptying of bins early morning 5/6 am ."

Reviewed on 30 Nov. 2021

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.
The County Aparthotel
The County Aparthotel
4 out of 5
The price is AU$134 per night from 6 Dec. to 6 Dec.
Located in Newcastle City Center, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of O2 Academy Newcastle and St. James' Park. University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (102 reviews)
"Lovely apartment just checking in was a let down arrived at 11am and left luggage as we knew check in was not till 3. We were asked if possible could we give more time as they were really busy. We came back at 4 and still couldn’t check in. The girl on reception said she would call us when room ready ..."

Reviewed on 31 Aug. 2021

The County Aparthotel
Roomzzz Newcastle
Roomzzz Newcastle
4 out of 5
The price is AU$138 per night from 12 Dec. to 12 Dec.
Located in the heart of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Castle Keep, Sage Gateshead and St. James' Park. Quayside ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (238 reviews)
"Great place to stay for a few nights in Newcastle and the staff were amazing."

Reviewed on 2 Nov. 2021

Roomzzz Newcastle
PREMIER SUITES Newcastle
PREMIER SUITES Newcastle
4 out of 5
The price is AU$143 per night from 2 Dec. to 2 Dec.
Located in Newcastle City Center, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre and St. James' Park. University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (115 reviews)
Great staff
"Very nice place in a good location with excellent staff both friendly and helpful"

Reviewed on 26 Mar. 2021

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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