Newcastle City Guide

Perched on the edge of the River Tyne, Newcastle has a proud industrial heritage, cutting edge contemporary art, superb shopping and legendary nightlife. Take a tour around the city’s hotspots with this handy guide. And rest assured that whatever Newcastle attractions you decide to visit, there’ll always be a friendly team waiting to look after you at a Premier Inn hotel in Newcastle.

What's on

Packed full of great venues, bustling markets and spectacular stadiums, you’ll find plenty to see and do in Newcastle. Here’s our lowdown of the best entertainment, shopping and events you’ll find on your visit.

Music and comedy

Boasting some of the northeast’s landmark venues, it’s no wonder Newcastle attracts the biggest and brightest stars.


Whether you enjoy hitting the high street or scouring market stalls for a bargain, every taste and budget is catered for in Newcastle.

Events and festivals

From marathons to music festivals, you’ll find plenty to see, do and celebrate whatever time of year you visit Newcastle.


Join the rugby scrum or have a day at the races. Kick off with a football match or hit the bullseye with championship darts. Newcastle is top of the league for sport.

Conferences and exhibitions

With everything from bridal bonanzas and festive fairs to engineering events and skills seminars, Newcastle has conventions covered.

Things to do

Whether you want to take in the city’s heritage and culture, explore the great outdoors or have a fun family day out, you’ll find plenty of activities and attractions to keep you busy. Check out our guide to the top places to visit in Newcastle.

Museums and galleries

Step back in time or explore the galaxy, Newcastle’s museums and galleries will take you on a journey of discovery.

Parks and buildings

Take a trip to the farmyard, explore some Victorian tunnels, or hit the bowling lanes, no one day out is the same in Newcastle.


From a medieval castle to the Millennium Bridge, and with plenty of great green spaces in between, you’ll find lots to explore.

Near Newcastle

Head out in the countryside surrounding Newcastle and you’ll find everything from medieval manors to angelic sculptures.


Attracting students from all over the country with its friendly culture, rich history, sporting passion and diverse nightlife, it’s no wonder one in every six people in Newcastle is a student. Here’s our guide to visiting the city’s best universities.

Newcastle University

With its warm welcome, sporting success and buzzing nightlife, Newcastle attracts students from all over the country. If you’re heading to the city for an open day or a graduation, check out our guide to the best places to study.

Eating, drinking and nightlife

Newcastle’s centre has plenty of places to eat, drink, dance and experience that great Geordie hospitality. Get the lowdown on the best cafés, restaurants, bars and dance floors in the city.

Eating out

Not best known for its cuisine, Newcastle is a real foodie find. With international eateries, Michelin-starred fine dining and artisan markets, the city has all the ingredients for great dining out.

Drinking and nightlife

Newcastle’s choice of cosy pubs, buzzing bars and world class clubs makes for the ultimate night on the Toon. Are you ready to experience the best nightlife the northeast has to offer?

Plan your visit

With a compact city centre and great transport links, Newcastle and its surrounding areas are easy to explore. Take a quick tour of the city’s different areas and how best to get around them with our guide.

Getting around

A relatively small city, Newcastle is easy to get around by foot, bike or public transport.

Where to stay

Each of Newcastle’s different areas offer new sights, sounds and experiences.

Getting to Newcastle from the airport

If you’re flying into Newcastle, you’ll have no trouble getting into the city and checking in to your Premier Inn ready to start your stay in style.

Looking for a hotel in Newcastle?

We have a huge range of hotels in the North East for the business and leisure traveller. If you're on business, check into our airport hotels. We also have a range of hotels ideally located for a weekend break away. There are hotels near Newcastle University plus a collection of budget hotels for the price conscious  Whichever part of Newcastle you’re planning to visit, you’ll find comfortable Premier Inn hotels nearby.