Newcastle-upon-Tyne is a vibrant, up-and-coming city set upon the banks of the Tyne estuary. It offers a heady mix of contemporary, cultural, stylish and historic attractions and activities. There is so much to see and do from the iconic Gateshead Millennium Bridge and the chic redeveloped Quayside to the breathtaking, classical architecture of Newcastle’s historic heart, Grainger Town.
There are exciting art galleries and museums, city walls, groundbreaking theatre, music and dance and sensational shops and restuarants. The city is surrounded by some of the most beautiful and unspoilt countryside and coastline in the UK, as well as an intriguing Celtic and Roman history including the remains of Hadrian’s Wall, a legacy of the Roman emperor who founded the city, part of which runs through the centre of Newcastle itself.
All this, combined with a unique northern spirit and friendliness makes Newcastle the perfect destination for either a city break or an extended stay.
We use the Caledonian Hotel, which is situated in the heart of Jesmond, a leafy suburb one mile from the city centre.
Offers cutting edge contemporary theatre and art in its numerous galleries and auditoriums. There is also world class shopping at Newcastle’s Eldon Square and the Metrocentre in Gateshead, one of the largest shopping centres in the country.
North east England is blessed with one of the most diverse and awe-inspiring coastlines in the country and a beach is never far away. Saltburn boasts a wide stretch of golden sand set against a backdrop of dramatic cliffs, whilst nearby Druridge Bay Country Park includes three miles of beautiful beach and sand dunes, as well as a 100 acre lake surrounded by meadows and woodlands.