When it comes to contemporary art, partying, bridges and student life, you’ll be hard-pushed to find anywhere quite like the darling of the North East: Newcastle. Balancing Victorian splendour and reminders of an industrial past with successful regeneration and cutting-edge culture, there’s way more to Newcastle than meets the eye. So howay man, pack a bag and come stay in one our Newcastle-upon-Tyne hotels! We’ve created a handy Newcastle city guide to help you make the most of your stay.
Hotels in Newcastle
Newcastle City Centre (The Gate)
Newcastle City Centre (Millennium Bridge)
Newcastle (Team Valley)
Newcastle (Metro Centre)
Newcastle Airport (South)
North Shields (Ferry Terminal)
What to do in Newcastle
Feast your eyes on The BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. This one-time flour mill has been transformed into an incredible centre for contemporary visual arts and a generally amazing place to while away a few hours. The building itself is a must-see.
Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books showcases original manuscripts and illustrations of childhood classics from the 1930s up to today. It’s a nostalgia fix for grown-ups and a source of inspiration for the little’uns.
Life Science Centre
Get the kids excited about science, technology, engineering and maths at the Life Science Centre. Stand face-to-face with prehistoric skeletons, get involved with scientific experiments, pop into the planetarium, watch some science theatre and lots more. You might learn a thing or two yourself.
What was once a commercial dock is now a modern, trendy place to eat, drink and soak up the city’s culture. Views of the River Tyne and the Gateshead Millennium Bridge are spectacular - especially at night. One of our most popular Newcastle business hotels is on the Quayside too.
There’s no shortage of places to spend a few bob in Newcastle. Intu Metrocentre is the biggest shopping centre in the UK; you’ll find just about every high street shop under the sun on Northumberland Avenue and in Intu Eldon Square. And if you like a traditional and local shopping experience, head to Grainger Market and Central Arcade.