Bursting at the seams with culture, heritage, and the beautiful River Tyne, Newcastle is a city full of gems for visitors to discover. With excellent entertainment, fantastic cultural attractions, picturesque parks, and just a 27 minute drive to the coast, a trip to our hotels in Newcastle offer the perfect weekend getaway for those who want a little bit of everything.

What's on in Newcastle

27 April
Seven Drunken Nights brings to life the music of Ireland's favorite sons - 'The Dubliners'. This celebration of the music of The Dubliners is a celebration of Irish music itself and a guaranteed evening of music, humor and ‘craic’.

27 April - 15 May
Don’t miss Dino Jaws, an amazing exhibition from the Natural History Museum, featuring life-size animatronic dinosaur heads – including the terrifying T. rex!

22 June - 9 September
The Great Exhibition of the North 2018 is free and family friendly! Featuring exhibits, vibrant street prerfomances, cutting edge culture and magical experiences, this event is a must see!

Staff Recommends

Best Bar: Sip your drink in piece of history at The Centurion, a former train station-turned-stylish bar where you'll find a range of drinks and a classy deli cafe.

Best Restaurant: The Big Mussel (The Quayside, Newcastle) has the finest selection of seafood in Newcastle.

Best Shopping: intu Metrocentre is filled with everything from unique brands to price conscious stores - there's something for everyone, and all under one roof.

Best Sight: Jesmond Dene Park is one of Newcastle's hidden gems located in an old wooded valley. Surrounded by waterfalls and a water mill, The Dene is ideal for a leisurely stroll.

36 Minute City Guide to Newcastle

Recent research we conducted found that guests who travel for business only get 36 minutes’ free time to explore a city they are visiting for work, despite over 90% saying they wished they knew more about the cities they visit!

Our hotel teams are experts when it comes to their cities and love to give our guests insider tips on their city’s hidden gems and the best things to see & do. So in response to this research, we asked our Newcastle team to create a short video on how to see the best of their city in just 36 minutes on foot or just a short car ride from the hotel!

Their top tips are:

The Gift: Visit Central Arcade - a beautiful Edwardian shopping arcade packed with unique boutique stores making it the ideal place to pick up a gift or souvenir. (10 min taxi, 16 min walk)

The Caffeine Fix: Boasting the best coffee and hot chocolate in the city, Blake’s Café is the ideal stop for a morning coffee accompanied with a scrumptious homemade cake. (10 min taxi, 16 min walk)

The View: Level four of the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts offers visitors unrivalled and breath-taking views of the River Tyne and Newcastle. (11 min taxi, 25 min walk)

The Stroll: The River Tyne offers the perfect place for a quick refreshing walk taking in the sites of Newcastle. (8 min taxi, 23 min walk)

The Best Real Ale: As one of the most famous pubs in Newcastle, the Crown Posada offers a lively laughter-filled atmosphere that’s as rare as the pub itself. (10 min taxi, 16 min walk)

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