Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Travel Guide
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
The price is AU$72 per night from 16 Feb. to 17 Feb.
Located in Newcastle City Center, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Newcastle-upon-Tyne Discovery Museum, Utilita Arena Newcastle and St. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (922 reviews)
"Pleasant stay and breakfast included, ideal location for shopping trip"

Reviewed on 24 Nov. 2021

Jurys Inn Newcastle
Copthorne Hotel Newcastle
Copthorne Hotel Newcastle
4 out of 5
The price is AU$105 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
Located in the heart of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Newcastle-upon-Tyne Central Library and Sage Gateshead. Quayside and Utilita ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (880 reviews)
"The Location is great. Value for money. easy parking, clean is excellent and staff are ok but need refurbishment the toilet and main entrance and reception."

Reviewed on 13 Jan. 2022

Copthorne Hotel Newcastle
Crowne Plaza Newcastle - Stephenson Quarter, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Newcastle - Stephenson Quarter, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
Hawthorne Square, Forth Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
The price is AU$137 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Situated in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Castle Keep and Chinatown. Sage Gateshead and Tyne Bridge are also within 1 mi ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (908 reviews)
"We stayed in a junior suite, with club lounge access. The room was large and comfortable albeit could do with some additional soft furnishings etc. Toiletries were a mix of various brands, and I'm not sure if this relates to supplier issues or cost cutting. Free prosecco on arrival was appreciated. ..."

Reviewed on 26 Nov. 2021

Crowne Plaza Newcastle - Stephenson Quarter, an IHG Hotel
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 New Mill Apartments
The New Mill Apartments
3 out of 5
The price is AU$98 per night from 19 Jan. to 20 Jan.
Located in Elswick, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, St. James' Park and University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Utilita ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (4 reviews)
"VERY CONVIENIENT"

Reviewed on 13 Oct. 2021

The New Mill Apartments
Roomzzz Newcastle
Roomzzz Newcastle
4 out of 5
The price is AU$133 per night from 18 Jan. to 19 Jan.
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 ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (246 reviews)
"This is a nice aparthotel in Newcastle. It is in a very quiet and somewhat secluded location. The room looks great. One kitchen stool was broken and the TV is very outdated. The bathroom is the best I've seen in any hotel. The living room/kitchen space is very enthralling. The furniture throughout ..."

Reviewed on 5 Jan. 2022

Roomzzz Newcastle
Games and Movies Lounge 7 Bed City Centre Apartment
Games and Movies Lounge 7 Bed City Centre Apartment
Clayton St, Hampton Gardens, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, ENG
The price is AU$286 per night from 18 Jan. to 19 Jan.
Located in Newcastle City Center, this holiday home is within a 10-minute walk of O2 Academy Newcastle, St. James' Park and University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. ...
1/5 (1 review)
THIS IS A SCAM
"Do not pay for this property. arrived at the vague address given (blocks of flats with no specific number or building) in a dodgy area and no host was around. Please note - There was no instructions sent to us for check in either. The phone number went straight to voicemail (we called multiple times ..."

Reviewed on 13 Jun. 2021

Games and Movies Lounge 7 Bed City Centre Apartment
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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