Things to do in Newcastle

Prepare yourself for a fascinating mix of the old and the new. The hotel is a Victorian listed building, which has been sympathetically restored and brought right up to date. The city itself boasts a rich industrial heritage and a thriving modern nightlife. All this in a region where unique accents and warm welcomes can be found as easily amongst the unspoiled beauty of Northumberland as they are in the largest indoor shopping centre in Europe.

Arts & Culture

  • The Literary & Philosophical Society - 0.2 Miles

    The Lit & Phil, as it more affectionately known, is the largest independent library outside London, housing over 150,000 books. A must-see for anyone interested in arts, music and science.

  • Laing Art Gallery - 0.6 Miles

    The Laing is home to an impressive collection of art and sculpture and its exhibition programme is renowned for bringing the biggest names in historic, modern and contemporary art to the North East. The gallery and most of the events are free of charge.

  • Life Science Centre - 0.3 Miles

    An award-winning attraction with exhibitions, events, theatre shows and the biggest planetarium in the North of England - all included in the price of admission! The programme changes regularly so there’s always a new reason to visit.

  • Seven Stories - 1.8 Miles

    The national centre for children’s books is housed on the seven floors of a former Victorian mill. The exhibitions, events and learning programmes include original artwork and manuscripts - from first scribbles to finished work. Enlightening!

  • Baltic Mill - 1.3 Miles

    Housed in a landmark industrial building on the south bank of the River Tyne in Gateshead, BALTIC is a major international centre for contemporary art. Explore the inner meanings of the latest exhibitions or take in the panoramic views of the quayside and cityscape.

  • Sage Gateshead - 1.1 Miles

    An international home for music and musical discovery, The Sage - on the south bank of the River Tyne - is a creative inspiration. Visit to discover how it promotes the long-term enrichment of the musical life of the North East of England.

  • The Metro Radio Centre - 0.6 Miles

    You can’t miss it! It’s the largest concert and exhibition venue in the North East of England. The 11,000+ seater venue has hosted sports, shows and some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry.

Local Attractions

  • Tyne and Wear Coast - 13.6 Miles

    Newcastle is less than seven miles from the coast, and from Whitley Bay north of the River Tyne to Sunderland at the mouth of the Wear. The seaside offers unspoilt beauty, wide sandy beaches, industrial trails and heritage walks.

Outside of the city

  • Tynemouth Village - 14.0 Miles

    The ‘jewel in the crown’ of North Tyneside, Tynemouth is home to a market, held in the local rail station, a priory and castle, great beaches and a wonderful selection of shops and bars.

  • Beamish - 6.8 Miles

    This award-winning “living museum”, near the town of Stanley in County Durham, is an open air reincarnation of everyday life in urban and rural North East England at the climax of industrialisation in the early 20th century. An absolute treat.

  • Alnwick - 31.4 Miles

    A picturesque town in the Heart of Northumberland where Alnwick Castle takes pride of place. One of Europe’s most iconic castles, Alnwick has been the family home for the Duke of Northumberland for over 700 years.


  • Exhibition Park - 1.1 Miles

    Situated right in the heart of Newcastle, Exhibition Park has something for everyone, from the swing park for the toddlers, to the putting range for the parents. Stroll around, relax, read, have a picnic, whatever you desire.


  • Blackfriars Restraunt - 0.2 Miles

    A 13th century friary transformed into a 21st century restaurant and a local institution in the heart of historic Newcastle. Visit to sample local food and fresh produce in the oldest dining room in the UK.

  • Cafe 21 - 0.9 Miles

    In the heart of Newcastle's quayside, Café 21 is a classic, modern bistro offering skilful cooking, sassy service and a good-time feel. It’s about eating handsome food in comfortably stylish surroundings. Chic, sharp, fun and owned by celebrity chef, Terry Leybourne.

  • Stowell Street - 0.3 Miles

    Enjoy authentic Eastern cuisine in our very own China Town - one of only five in the UK. A large number of great Chinese restaurants to choose from by our own Great Wall, the old city wall.

  • Six at the Baltic - 1.3 Miles

    Six is the stunning rooftop restaurant at The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art on the south bank of the River Tyne. Great food, great service and great views combine for a great night out. British modern cuisine at its best.

  • Grey Street - 0.5 Miles

    Not just one of the most attractive streets in Newcastle - Grey Street was voted by Radio 4’s Today listeners as one of the best in the UK. Lined with a succession of top-quality restaurants to fulfil every niche it is one of the places to be seen.


  • The MetroCentre - 3.6 Miles

    The Metrocentre in Newcastle is the largest shopping and leisure centre in the UK - and in Europe. With over 340 stores and restaurants, from High Street favourites to quirky boutiques, there is something for everyone.

  • Eldon Square - 0.3 Miles

    Relax and enjoy over 150 stores in this famous shopping centre. Close to the city centre, it is home to such leading brands as Fenwicks, John Lewis and Debenhams and an exciting choice of cafes and restaurants.


  • St. James Park, Newcastle - 0.5 Miles

    An all-seater stadium, close to the city centre, where over 50,000 come to worship Newcastle United in the English Premier League. The stadium played host to international football during the 2012 Olympics and will also be used as a rugby venue for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

  • Kingston Park - 5.2 Miles

    Home to the Newcastle Falcons, the modern incarnation of 150 years’ worth of rugby union in the area, is just 4 miles from the city centre and serves up a feast of dynamic, full-on professional sport in the RFU Championship.

Tourist Spot

  • BALTIC Centre of Contemporary Art - 1.9 Miles

    Housed in a landmark industrial building on the south bank of the River Tyne in Gateshead, BALTIC is the biggest gallery of its kind in the world – presenting a dynamic, diverse and international programme of contemporary visual art.

  • Centre for Life - 0.3 Miles

    The Centre for Life is a bold and colourful science centre where you can dive in and feel science come alive.

  • Discovery Museum - 0.5 Miles

    The region’s free Discovery museum. Find out all about life in Newcastle & Tyneside, from maritime history and world-changing science and technology through to fashion through the eras and military history. The museum is bursting with interactive displays, the perfect place to learn and have fun.

  • Hadrian’s Wall - 3.2 Miles

    A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hadrian’s Wall is one of the UK’s most iconic landmarks. Whether you want to walk the wall, cycle the wall or simply admire the rolling hills, the paths provide spectacular views over a landscape largely unchanged since the days of the Roman legions.

  • The Sage Gateshead - 1.1 Miles

    The Sage Gateshead, provides unrivalled facilities for people of all ages to make music, hear music and learn music. A glass fronted public concourse and foyers links all the areas - offering spectacular views across the River Tyne. Housing a 1,650-seat concert hall, designed for acoustic superiority, it is the permanent home for the Northern Sinfonia classical orchestra and Folkworks - the folk and dance organisation.

  • Newcastle Quayside - 0.5 Miles

    Explore this amazing square mile of riverside, packed with proud history and modern life. Stroll over the iconic bridges over the Tyne and take in the energy of the bars, restaurants and clubs.

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