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Crowne Plaza Newcastle - Stephenson Quarter

Explore Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Local Tips

Must See

A must-see in Newcastle upon Tyne is the historic Newcastle Castle, just a five-minute walk from the hotel. Explore the 12th-century fortress, Castle Keep, and Black Gate, discovering royal chambers and centuries-old history displays. It's a captivating journey through Newcastle's rich heritage from Roman times to the present day.

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For a fun and challenging activity, grab your friends, family and colleagues and head to Escape Newcastle, three minutes' drive from the hotel. The aim of the game is to escape a locked room by finding clues and solving puzzles together, while racing against the clock. It's a creative spin on corporate team-building, perfect for groups of 2 to 5 people – but groups of up to 24 can be accommodated.


Should you have approached from the southern direction, you might have encountered an imposing statue next to the A1 motorway or glimpsed it through your train window. Known as the "Angel of the North," this colossal sculpture towers 20 meters above the landscape, boasting an expansive 54-meter wingspan. Positioned atop a hill, this monumental work of public art is the creation of Antony Gormley.

Must Do

Discovering Newcastle upon Tyne offers a plethora of must-do activities. Wander through the historic streets of Grainger Town, where you'll find charming architecture and unique shops. Embrace the vibrant atmosphere of the Quayside, lined with pubs, restaurants, and the Millennium Bridge. Indulge in the city's football fervor with a visit to St. James' Park, the home of Newcastle United.

Don't Go Home Without

Don't go home without experiencing the vibrant energy of the Quayside in Newcastle. Along the River Tyne, you'll find an array of pubs, restaurants, and cultural hotspots. Take a stroll across the iconic Millennium Bridge, enjoy the lively atmosphere. This dynamic waterfront area truly encapsulates the spirit of Newcastle and is a must-visit for an unforgettable taste of the city's charm.

Things To Do

Things To Do

The Sage, Gateshead

St Mary's Square, Gateshead, NE8 2JR

Sage Gateshead is a concert venue and also a centre for musical education, located in Gateshead on the south bank of the River Tyne, in the North East of England. It opened in 2004 and is tenanted by the North Music Trust.

The Quayside and the Tyne River Bridges

The Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1

The Quayside, with its landmark buildings, bars and restaurants, and the seven bridges that span the River Tyne have become the iconic image of Newcastle. Highlights include the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, the only tilting bridge in the world, the famous Tyne Bridge and the Swing Bridge, which revolves to allow ships to pass on either side.

The Boiler Shop

20 South Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3PE

In 2016, owner-custodians, Clouston Group, completed a major restoration and enhancement programme, introducing state of the art facilities to create an exceptional, dynamic space. Hosting some of the city’s most prestigious and exciting gatherings, from live performances, club nights and exhibitions, to food and drink festivals. Boiler Shop is perfect for ambitious, memorable events and a broad spectrum of cultural uses.

The Centre for Life

Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4EP

The International Centre for Life is a pioneering science village based in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne where scientists, clinicians, educationalists and business people work to promote the advancement of the life sciences

St James’ Park Football Stadium

Barrack Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4ST

St James' Park is an all-seater stadium in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. It is the home of Premier League club Newcastle United F.C. and has a seating capacity of 52,405

The Metro Centre

intu Metro Centre, Gateshead, NE11 9YG

Europe's largest indoor shopping and leisure centre is quite simply retail heaven, with everything from high street favourites to one-off stores and boutiques. And when you've shopped 'til you drop, there's an IMAX cinema, a champagne bar and over 50 great places to eat.

Eldon Square shopping centre

Eldon Court, Percy Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7 JB

Eldon Square is at the heart of shopping in Newcastle featuring leading high street names, specialist stores and four department stores.

Beamish Open Air Museum

Beamish, County Durham, DH9 0RG

Beamish is a world famous open air museum telling the story of the people of North East England during the Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian periods.

Alnwick Castle and Gardens

Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1NQ

Alnwick Castle is a castle and stately home in the town of the same name in the English county of Northumberland. It is the seat of the Duke of Northumberland, built following the Norman conquest, and renovated and remodelled a number of times.

The Angel of the North

Durham Road, Low Eighton, Gateshead, NE9 6AA

Standing tall and watching over Newcastle/Gateshead, this iconic work of public art by Antony Gormley is admired by 150,000 visitors a year. At 54m wide and 20m high, it dominates the Newcastle/Gateshead skyline and is an awe-inspiring symbol of North East pride and culture

The Castle and Keep

Castle Garth, Newastle upon Tyne, NE1 1RQ

Dating back to 1178, Newcastle Castle Keep is one of the finest examples of Norman stone in Britain. The site itself was previously occupied by a Roman fort, an Anglo-Saxon cemetery and the original ‘New Castle' from which the city takes its name. From the top, the castle also boasts an outstanding view of Newcastle/Gateshead

The Northumbrian Coastline

The Northumberland Coast is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covering 100 miles of coastline from Berwick-Upon-Tweed to the River Coquet estuary in the Northeast of England. Features include: Alnmouth, Bamburgh, Beadnell, Budle Bay, Craster, Dunstanburgh Castle, the Farne Islands, Lindisfarne, Seahouses and Amble.