Venture outside of Newcastle and you’ll find a whole lot of history, great views and plenty of wildlife. Here’s our guide to the best sights and attractions near the city.
Made from 200 tonnes of steel, 20 metres tall and with wings measuring 54 metres across, the Angel of the North dominates the skyline as you enter Newcastle. One of the most talked about pieces of public art ever made, Antony Gormley’s sculpture is a must see.
St. Mary's Lighthouse sits on the tiny St Mary's Island, just 30 minutes’ northeast of Newcastle. Linked to the mainland by a short causeway which is submerged at high tide, this island offers spectacular views of the coastline.
Opened in 1871, the iconic red and white painted Souter building was the world's first lighthouse powered by electricity. If you’re a nature lover, head out into the surrounding area to see limestone cliffs, coastal grassland and lots of wildlife.
Located at the heart of a picture postcard village, Washington Old Hall is a seventeenth century stone manor house. The medieval ancestral home of US President George Washington, this hall has plenty of history as well as a beautiful country garden to explore.
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.