Newcastle-upon-Tyne

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

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
Scotswood Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
The price is ¥6,913 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in Newcastle City Center, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (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 Sep 22, 2021

Jurys Inn Newcastle
Sandman Signature Newcastle Hotel
Sandman Signature Newcastle Hotel
4 out of 5
Gallowgate, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
The price is ¥9,452 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
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! (957 reviews)
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Reviewed on Sep 18, 2021

Sandman Signature Newcastle Hotel
Malmaison Newcastle
Malmaison Newcastle
4 out of 5
104 Quayside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
The price is ¥11,831 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Situated in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, this spa hotel is steps from Quayside and Gateshead Millennium Bridge. O2 Academy Newcastle and University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (932 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 Sep 11, 2021

Malmaison Newcastle
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Alexander Gateshead
Alexander Gateshead
3 out of 5
Marmion Court, Worsdell Drive, Gateshead, England
The price is ¥7,834 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
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 Oct 20, 2020

Alexander Gateshead
Eslington Villa
Eslington Villa
3 out of 5
8 Station Road, Low Fell, Gateshead, England
The price is ¥14,589 per night from Oct 8 to Oct 8
Situated in Gateshead, this apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Saltwell Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Gateshead Millennium Bridge and O2 Academy Newcastle. ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (158 reviews)
"Fabulous building with lots of interest features with fantastic views from the dining room / bar"

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

Eslington Villa
Bentinck Apartments
Bentinck Apartments
4 out of 5
4 Bentinck Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
The price is ¥8,614 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 6
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 Apr 21, 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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