Welcome to Newcastle Upon Tyne
Called "Newcastle" for short, Newcastle upon Tyne was founded more than 2,000 years ago. Originally built as a defensive fort along Hadrian's Wall, today's Newcastle upon Tyne is considered one of the UK's cities of influence. Located in the north-east of England, Newcastle has one of the fastest growing tourism industries in the world. If you love history and culture, than this is the city for you!
There is a range of hotels located near the city centre, and a wide selection of cheap hotels in Newcastle upon Tyne can be found on the south side, near the river.
Top Things about Newcastle
There is no better place to check out the city's history than at the Castle. Built by Henry II back in the 1100's, the Castle has been preserved so that it still looks the same today. If you climb all the way to the top, you will find cannons that guarded against intruders - and a magnificent view of the city. Inside, you will find plenty of archaeological finds that have been discovered over the years.
Back in Newcastle upon Tyne's city centre, you will find City Pool. But this isn't your average public pool! The facility includes a Turkish Bath where you can spend hours lounging in various steam rooms.
A short walk from city centre, you will find Belsey Hall and its surrounding gardens. After a brief tour of the home, you can head outside and enjoy the tranquillity of the gardens. You'll be amazed that you can find such peace so close to the middle of the city!
Wallington Hall is an exquisitely furnished National Trust property with extensive walking grounds, gardens, lakes, a small farm shop, a gift shop and a cafe.
Due to its cafe and bar, Tyneside Cinema is a favourite place to visit, even for those not seeing a film. It also features small, intimate screening rooms for small parties.
In addition to providing a great place to walk with wonderful views, the Newcastle Quayside is dotted with bars, restaurants and other interesting places, including galleries and an open-air Sunday market.
Newcastle's Night Scene
If you are looking for something unique to do in the evening, head to Newcastle Wine School. Offered a few evenings throughout the week, Wine School lets you sample a variety of wines and educates you about them.
Known as Bigg Market, this area of Newcastle has put the city on the map as one of the top party cities in the world. There are many popular bars and pubs in which to drink, and the award-winning Blu Bam Bu nightclub, located at the top end of the Bigg Market, is not to be missed. In addition to drinks-only venues, there are also several popular Indian and Italian restaurants that are located nearby.
Newcastle upon Tyne Accommodation
Newcastle upon Tyne accommodation runs from four-star suites to mid-range inns, as well as a selection of cheap hotels in Newcastle. For those whose trips are centred on an event at the Metro City Arena, there are several types of accommodation located nearby. For others, hotels and suites located within easy access to Newcastle centre, Bigg Market, Metro Centre or along the Quayside put a wide variety of activities within walking distance.
Getting around by car
Newcastle Airport to Newcastle Upon Tyne: 11 min (6 mi) (10kms) via A696
Manchester Airport to Newcastle Upon Tyne: 2 h 44 min (155 mi) (250kms) via A1 (M)
Edinburgh to Newcastle Upon Tyne: 2 h 19 min (120 mi) (193kms) via A1
London to Newcastle Upon Tyne: 5 h 3 min (293 mi) (471kms) via A1
Accommodation, driving and car rental
At Cheaperthanhotels and Cheaperthancars we have a wide range of car rental discounts at convenient locations and accommodation to meet all budgets and taste. We really do believe that the less you spend, the more you will have to do when you get there.
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