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

Jurys Inn Newcastle
Jurys Inn Newcastle
4 out of 5
Scotswood Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, NE1 4AD
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$81 per night from 11 Aug. to 12 Aug.
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,002 reviews)
Great stay with Jury's Inn
"Really comfortable beds and clean room. Staff were really helpful and well mannered."

Reviewed on 28 Jul. 2022

Jurys Inn Newcastle
Sandman Signature Newcastle Hotel
Sandman Signature Newcastle Hotel
4 out of 5
Gallowgate, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, NE1 4SD
The price is AU$104 per night from 25 Aug. to 26 Aug.
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,001 reviews)
Good Stay
"Ideally located for City centre and St.James Park, good check in , good service, would come again."

Reviewed on 31 Jul. 2022

Sandman Signature Newcastle Hotel
Malmaison Newcastle
Malmaison Newcastle
4 out of 5
104 Quayside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, NE1 3DX
The price is AU$135 per night from 30 Aug. to 31 Aug.
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,004 reviews)
"Excellent service, nice staff, particularly at Breakfast in the restaurant."

Reviewed on 5 Aug. 2022

Malmaison Newcastle
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Roomzzz Newcastle
Roomzzz Newcastle
4 out of 5
FRIAR HOUSE, CLAVERING PLACE, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, NE1 3NG
The price is AU$105 per night from 21 Aug. to 22 Aug.
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the WiFi and the convenient ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (279 reviews)
"Lovely location, very comfortable, incredibly clean space. Really enjoyed having a small kitchenette."

Reviewed on 25 Jul. 2022

Roomzzz Newcastle
Eslington Villa
Eslington Villa
3 out of 5
8 Station Road, Low Fell, Gateshead, England, NE9 6DR
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Gateshead. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Popular attractions Utilita Arena Newcastle and Sage Gateshead are located ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (178 reviews)
Comfy and Quality
"Quiet, Confortable Hotel with helpful and courteous staff. The Breakfast was amazing - hot and quickly served. The room was comfortable and a good size."

Reviewed on 31 Jul. 2022

Eslington Villa
The County Aparthotel
The County Aparthotel
4 out of 5
83 Westgate Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, Ne1 1SQ
The price is AU$139 per night from 11 Aug. to 12 Aug.
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Enjoy free WiFi, 24-hour room service and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (143 reviews)
"Have stayed several times at the county apart hotel and i am always very happy. I visit newcastle regularly to see my son and always try to book here first. The apartments vary in size and style but all are very clean, well equipped and very comfortable. 2 minutes walk from station and a 5-10 minute ..."

Reviewed on 19 Jul. 2022

The County Aparthotel
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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