Weekend breaks in Newcastle

From famous art galleries and theatres to historic bridges along the River Tyne, there’s so much to discover on weekend breaks in Newcastle. Book a great-value getaway in one of our Newcastle hotels and explore the city’s highlights throughout your stay, including the Angel of the North, the Life Science Centre and cultural Quayside. Top it all off with our super-comfy beds and all you can eat breakfasts and you’ve got an unbeatable city break to enjoy. 

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Best things to do in Newcastle

Best things to do in Newcastle

This vibrant Tyne and Wear city is ideal for weekend breaks thanks to its exciting mix of cultural and architectural attractions. Take the kids to the Tyneside Cinema and the Life Science Centre on family breaks, or treat someone special to a romantic trip to the Quayside or Theatre Royal. Best of all, our central hotels in Newcastle are an ideal base for getting more out of your stay.

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Our Newcastle city guide includes:

Attractions in Newcastle

From iconic sights like the Gateshead Millennium Bridge and The Glasshouse to scenic spots like Heaton Park, Newcastle city breaks have plenty for sightseers.

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Shopping in Newcastle

Visit all your favourite stores at Eldon Square, take the kids to the massive Metrocentre, or explore the most popular shops along Northumberland Street.

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Activities in Newcastle

Whether you’re enjoying the rides at The Hoppings travelling funfair or taking a stroll along Newcastle Quayside, there’s something for everyone!

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Places to eat in Newcastle

Don’t miss out on the best fresh produce from Grainger Market and Newcastle Farmers’ Market, plus many local coffee shops and bakeries if you fancy a pit stop. 

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Nightlife in Newcastle

Nights out in Newcastle have plenty to please thanks to lively areas throughout the city including the Diamond Strip, Bigg Market and Quayside.

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Culture in Newcastle

Don’t miss out on visiting the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, The Biscuit Factory and the Life Science Centre throughout Newcastle short breaks. 

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Entertainment in Newcastle

Experience all the best live shows at venues like the Utilita Arena, the O2 Academy and the Tyne Theatre & Opera House, plus matches at St James’ Park

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Getting around Newcastle

From easy Newcastle Airport transfers to tips about the city’s handy Metro system, our travel guide will help you understand public transport in Newcastle. 

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Places to visit near Newcastle

Places to visit near Newcastle

Why not extend your city breaks in Newcastle by visiting nearby areas like Middlesborough and Durham? Our Middlesborough hotels are close to attractions like like Ormesby Hall and North York Moors National Park, and we have great places to stay in Durham near Crook Hall Gardens and the Bowes Museum.

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Ways to stay on weekend breaks in Newcastle

Premier Inn

Thanks to our family-friendly roomsgreat-value restaurants and free Wi-Fi, a Newcastle Premier Inn is perfect for getting the most out of your city break. Plus, when an adult orders a full Premier Inn Breakfast or Meal Deal at one of our hotels, up to two kids eat breakfast for free!

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Premier Plus rooms

Get even more out of Newcastle city breaks by booking one of our Premier Plus rooms! Our enhanced room type offers all the comfort you know and love plus added perks like Ultimate Wi-Fi, a mini-fridge and snacks, a rainfall shower with luxury toiletries and more.  

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FAQs about Newcastle weekend breaks

What is there to do in Newcastle?

So much to do, so little time – that’s why we’d recommend a weekend away in Newcastle rather than a day! Start your short breaks in Newcastle off with a trip to the Discovery Museum and Life Science Centre, before catching a live performance at the Glasshouse International Centre for Music or Utilita Arena. Eldon Square is a must for shoppers too! 

 

Where are the best places to visit in Newcastle?

Cultural Quayside and the iconic Gateshead Millennium Bridge are unmissable on days out in Newcastle. Art lovers looking for fun things to do in Newcastle can head straight for the Baltic centre and the Biscuit Factory. Plus, Tyne and Wear breaks wouldn’t be complete without visiting the Angel of the North, one of the UK’s most famous sculptures. 

 

Where should I stay in Newcastle?

When you’re looking for great places to stay in Newcastle, you can take your pick from our great-value Tyne and Wear hotels. Book cosy rooms at our Newcastle City Centre (Millennium Bridge) hotel, our Newcastle Airport (South) hotel, our Newcastle City Centre (Quayside) hotel, our Newcastle Airport hotel, our Newcastle (Team Valley) hotel, our Newcastle (Holystone) hotel, our Newcastle Gosforth/Cramlington hotel, our Newcastle (Washington) hotel, our Newcastle (Metro Centre) hotel and more. 

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