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Newcastle is the largest city in the north east of England. Located on the northern bank of the River Tyne a few miles upriver from the coast.  The city of Gateshead is located opposite Newcastle on the southern bank of the Tyne river

Recent years have seen extensive restoration and rejuvenation in the city centre. Just voted England's top short break destination, there has never been a better time to see Newcastle for yourself. Newcastle has an extremly lively & vibrant nightlife

Newcastle in one of the most vibrant and expanding cities in Europe, thousands of hotel rooms to suit all budgets are within the city.

Newcastle has countless historical and modern attractions and are within walking distance of famous name shops, theatres, art galleries and the hub of the vibrant exciting nightlife.

Newcastle Attractions

City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Tour of Newcastle Gateshead

Explore Newcastle Gateshead with this 24 hour ticket aboard an open top double decker bus. See all the main sights as you hop on and hop off 17 conveniently located stops around the city. Listen to the commentary and learn interesting facts. Spend as much or as little time at places of interest before jumping aboard for the next stop the choice is yours!




Arena Congress Centre




Bessie Surtees' House






Eldon Square Shopping Centre



Earl Grey's Monument



High Level Bridge


The High Level Bridge was the world's first combined 2 level road and railway bridge, the railway being carried above and the road on the lower level. The bridge was designed by Robert Stephenson.


Jesmond Dean Park


If you feel like a break from sightseeing take time for a stroll in the beautiful park in the heart of the city.


Life Centre / Life Interactive World


Life Interactive World is part of the International Centre for Life, a new and exciting interactive visitor attraction celebrating the advancement of life


Newcastle's 'New Castle'


The bridge by the Roman, now rebuilt as the swing bridge, was guarded by a fort, which was part of Hadrians wall. The Normans built a wooden 'New Castle' in 10 80 on the Roman site, being replaced by a stone castle. The keep of the castle , parts of which are still standing, was a brilliant example of Norman military fortifications was built around 100 years later.


Millennium Bridge


The Millennium Bridge, the world's first rotating bridge, was opened to the public at 3pm on Monday, 17 September 2001. The first opening bridge to be built across the River Tyne for more than 100 years after the Swing bridge.


St James Park


The home of Newcastle United Football Ground, only a 20 minute journey from Express by Holiday Inn Newcastle Metro Centre


St. Nicholas Cathedral



Swing Bridge


The Swing Bridge stands on the location of bridge built by the Romans, the first bridge to span the Tyne. The bridge also known as the Low level bridge is just upstream of the famous Tyne bridge. 


Telewest Arena


The Telewest Arena is a multi purpose venue for exhibitions, music concerts, opera, symphony and sporting. The elongated building has a stage at one end, and steep tiered seating around the other walls with the arena in the centre


Tyne Bridge


The Tyne Bridge is the best known of Newcastles 6 bridges, built in 1925 28


Newcastle / Gosforth Race Course



Kingston Park Rugby Ground



North East Attractions

North East Attractions

Newcastle Nightlife Vibrant & lively

Bigg Market is alive with bars and nightclubs and the Quayside is now one of the North's most sophisticated spots.


Local transport Traveling










Newcastle's Central station is located in Neville Street, south of the city centre and north of the river Tyne

Central Station Newcastle is located on Britain’s east coast main line linking England and Scotland, and is directly accessible from London King's Cross, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

London Journey time:       2hrs 45mins from
Edinburgh Journey time:  1hr 20mins from.

  Rail Transport Time tables and secure online booking

A Metro underground station  is located at Central Station giving access to the Airport and other parts of the City and Tyne side by Metro

Allow approximately 9 minutes to walk from Newcastle Central Station to the Metro underground station.





The Tyne and Wear Metro is the most convenient way to get from the centre of Newcastle to the airport and other towns in Tyne and Wear (Tyneside) such as Gateshead, Sunderland, Tynemouth and the coast, and other areas.


Ferries to Denmark, Holland & Scandanavia


DFDS Seaways Ferries

DFDS Seaways sail from Newcastle to Amsterdam, Kristiansand and Gothenburg,

DFDS Seaways Ferries Route Map
DFDS Seaways Ferries Route Map

More information DFDS Seaways Ferries


Tourist information offices

The main tourist information office:

132 Grainger Street, Newcastle.
Tel: 0191 277 8000 Minicom: 0191 277 8020
Fax: 0191 277 8009

Open: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9.30am 5.30pm
Thursday 9.30am 7.30pm, Saturday 9am 5.30pm.Closed Saturday 25th December to Tuesday 28th December. Re opening Wednesday 29th December to Friday 31st December. Closed Saturday 1st January to Monday 3rd January. Re opening Tuesday 4th January 2005.

Additional office:

The Main Concourse, Central Station.

Open: Monday Friday 9.30am 5pm
Saturday 9.00am 5pm.Closed from 1pm on Friday 24th December to 9.30am Tuesday 4th January 2005.


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