Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Travel Guide
Newcastle-upon-Tyne showing a city, a bridge and a sunset

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
3.5 out of 5
The price is RM265 per night from 10 Oct to 10 Oct
Located in Newcastle City Center, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, O2 Academy Newcastle and University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. ...
4.1/5Very Good! (933 reviews)
"Very clean and spacious but we were on 2nd floor facing main road which was very loud on night"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2021

Jurys Inn Newcastle
Sandman Signature Newcastle Hotel
Sandman Signature Newcastle Hotel
4 out of 5
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM362 per night from 17 Oct to 17 Oct
Located in Newcastle City Center, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. James' Park and O2 Academy Newcastle. University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Quayside ...
4.2/5Very Good! (959 reviews)
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Reviewed on 18 Sep 2021

Sandman Signature Newcastle Hotel
Malmaison Newcastle
Malmaison Newcastle
4 out of 5
The price is RM454 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Situated in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, this spa hotel is steps away from Quayside and Gateshead Millennium Bridge. O2 Academy Newcastle and University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (934 reviews)
"The Malmaison is a a lovely hotel right on the river. The staff were universally wonderful. The hotel has a great location and is clean and fresh. The people serving breakfast were incredibly warm and friendly. My only complaint would be the actual breakfast. We were served crazily small vegan breakfasts ..."

Reviewed on 11 Sep 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.
Alexander Gateshead
Alexander Gateshead
3 out of 5
Marmion Court, Worsdell Drive, Gateshead, England
The price is RM204 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Situated in Gateshead, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Sage Gateshead and Gateshead Millennium Bridge. St. James' Park and Quayside are ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
"Several lights didn’t work which made the kitchen quite dark at night. Overall it was great value for money and was exactly what we needed."

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2020

Alexander Gateshead
Eslington Villa
Eslington Villa
3 out of 5
8 Station Road, Low Fell, Gateshead, England
The price is RM560 per night from 7 Oct to 7 Oct
Situated in Gateshead, this apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Saltwell Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of Gateshead Millennium Bridge and O2 Academy ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (158 reviews)
"Fabulous building with lots of interest features with fantastic views from the dining room / bar"

Reviewed on 27 May 2021

Eslington Villa
Bentinck Apartments
Bentinck Apartments
4 out of 5
The price is RM297 per night from 26 Oct to 26 Oct
Located in Elswick, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre and O2 Academy Newcastle. University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (36 reviews)
"I like the property, really nice and clean, free netflix 👍"

Reviewed on 21 Apr 2021

Bentinck Apartments
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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