Newcastle International Airport Race Day is ideal to enjoy some twilight racing with friends at Newcastle Racecourse with several admission packages to choose from.
Nickelback will be playing at the Metro Radio Arena as part of their 10th world tour.
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 hotel in Newcastle offers the perfect weekend getaway for those who want a little bit of everything.
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.
The Gate is Newcastle’s all-accommodating entertainment and leisure centre, offering everything from a cinema, a kids club, and a casino to a range of restaurants, clubs, and bars. Just a 13 minute walk from Jurys Inn Newcastle, it’s the perfect place for a spot of dinner with the family or a night out to remember!
Metro Radio Arena Newcastle
Catch a show at the largest concert and exhibition venue in the North East of England. Metro Radio Arena offers range of events from music, family shows, and comedy to sport, conferences, and exhibitions, making it a thriving hub of entertainment and hospitality.
Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena is just a six minute walk from Jurys Inn Newcastle.
St James’ Park
St James’ Park is home to Newcastle United Football Club and offers a great day out for supporters and visitors alike. Enjoy their fantastic ‘Roof Top Tour’ offering magnificent views of the city and beyond, as well as a bird’s eye view of the pitch. For a sneak peek behind the scenes, the ‘Stadium Tour’ is a great opportunity to see the backstage aspects of the stadium, with the added bonus of their ‘virtual assistant’ enhancing the tour experience.
Just a 26 minute drive from Jurys Inn Newcastle, Tynemouth offers a fantastic day out for all. The coastline offers great beaches to explore, enjoying a little bit of sun, sea, and sand. There’s also plenty of heritage to discover with the Tynemouth Castle and Priory, and in true seaside charm, Tynemouth has a lighthouse and pier - ideal for visitors wanting to take a stroll and soak up the beautiful views.
Offering a day out to remember for families and groups alike, this iconic castle is an enjoyable 48 minute drive from our Newcastle hotel. Alnwick Castle offers interesting architecture ranging from the 14th century up to the 19th century, as well as beautiful surrounding parkland including Hulne Abbey, a semi- ruined 13th century monastery. The castle has been used for location filming in many famous films, most notably the first two Harry Potter films!
There are plenty of tours and events to immerse in, from a ‘Dragon Quest’ to ‘Broomstick Training’, making it an ideal family attraction. Tickets are priced separately for the castle and garden, however you can save money by buying a combo ticket online. Combination tickets cost £23.10 for adults and £9.83 for children aged 5-16. Opening times range between 10am and 5/5.30pm daily.
Centre for Life
Offering a fun filled day, Newcastle’s Centre for Life is an exciting museum bursting with engaging science activities for all ages. There’s a range of exhibitions and things to do, from the ‘BODY WORLDS Vital’ journey to ‘Space: a beginners guide’, giving you plenty to explore on life sciences and the world we live in.
Tickets cost £14 for adults and £8 for children (ages 2-17). The centre is open 10am-6pm daily, opening an hour later on Sunday. The Centre for Life is conveniently located just three minute walk from our hotel in Newcastle.
Newcastle's Discovery Museum
Enjoy a unique day of discovery and exploration at Newcastle’s Discovery Museum. A brief six minute walk from Jurys Inn Newcastle, the museum offers a fantastic collection of maritime history, social history, science and technical material, as well as regimental militaria and costume.
The museum offers free entry and is open 10am -4pm on weekdays, opening an hour later on weekends.
Discover a slice of Tyneside heritage with a trip to Newcastle Castle, combining Castle Keep with its 13th century gatehouse ‘the Black Gate’ to make the perfect historical attraction. Built by Henry the II between 1168 and 1178 and known as ‘one of the finest surviving examples of a Norman keep’, it offers a fun and educational experience for all ages.
The Castle Keep is open 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday. Adult admission is £6.50, with children aged 5-15 years entering for £3.90. This Newcastle attraction is a leisurely 13 minute walk from our hotel.
Great North Museum: Hancock
This fantastic Newcastle attraction offers visitors a journey of discovery through natural science, world cultures, geology and archaeology collections and exhibits. The Great North Museum: Hancock offers a range of exciting displays such as a life- size T-Rex replica skeleton, an interactive model of Hadrian’s Wall, Mummies from Ancient Egypt, and a planetarium.
Entry is free. The museum is open 10am -5pm Monday to Friday, closing an hour earlier on Saturday and opening 11am -4pm Sunday. The Great North museum is a 12 minute drive or 20 minute bus journey from Jurys Inn Newcastle.
Intu Eldon Square
Immerse in some retail therapy at Newcastle’s intu Eldon Square. Offering all the High Street favourites, intu Eldon Square has a plethora of shops to peruse, as well as plenty of great restaurants to grab a bite to eat.
Intu Eldon Square is an enjoyable 18 minute walk through Newcastle City Centre from our hotel.