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Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Travel Guide

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

Royal Station Hotel
Royal Station Hotel
3 out of 5
Neville Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
The price is ¥6,906 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
Located in Newcastle City Center, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Bigg Market and O2 Academy Newcastle. St. James' Park and Newcastle-upon-Tyne ...
4.1/5Very Good! (991 reviews)
"It had a good restaurant where vegan options were available."

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Royal Station Hotel
The Vermont Hotel
The Vermont Hotel
4 out of 5
Castle Garth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
The price is ¥9,961 per night from Jun 23 to Jun 23
Located in the heart of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Castle Keep, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Theatre Royal, and Sage Gateshead. St. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (988 reviews)
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"Our favourite hotel in Newcastle. Thank you"

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2020

The Vermont Hotel
Malmaison Newcastle
Malmaison Newcastle
4 out of 5
104 Quayside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
The price is ¥11,659 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
Situated in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, this spa hotel is steps from Quayside and Gateshead Millennium Bridge. Sage Gateshead and Newcastle-upon-Tyne Theatre Royal ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (988 reviews)
"I’ve stayed at the MalMaison many times over the years and I think the Newcastle Hotel has maintained the same high standards. I think it’s a great hotel, the staff were really friendly, the room was spacious and comfortable. Overall I’d always come back and stay here!"

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

Malmaison Newcastle
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Stunning 1-bed Annex in Hawick
Stunning 1-bed Annex in Hawick
3.5 out of 5
Minto View, Westcote Farm, Hawick, Scotland
The price is ¥10,777 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 1
Situated in Hawick, this vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Drumlanrigs Tower, Hawick Museum & Scott Art Gallery, and Cross Borders Drove Road. Jedburgh ...
Stunning 1-bed Annex in Hawick
North Bridge Apartment
North Bridge Apartment
3 out of 5
24A North Bridge Street, Hawick, Scotland
Situated in Hawick, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Drumlanrigs Tower and Hawick Museum & Scott Art Gallery. Cross Borders Drove Road is 2.5 ...
North Bridge Apartment
Abbeyside Holiday Cottage
Abbeyside Holiday Cottage
3.5 out of 5
Abbeyside The Knowes, Kelso, Scotland
Situated in Kelso, this property is steps from Borders Abbeys Way and Kelso Abbey. Kelso Racecourse and Floors Castle are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Abbeyside Holiday Cottage
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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