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Holiday Inn Newcastle - Gosforth Park

Things to Do in Newcastle Upon Tyne

The hotel is on the border of Northumberland with all its beautiful coastlines and castles.

Explore Newcastle Upon Tyne

Explore Newcastle Upon Tyne

Northumbrian Coastline

With more than 30 miles of beaches the Northumberland Coast is simply spectacular. Promenade along piers, play at penny arcades and tuck into fish and chips whilst enjoying the sea view at retro-chic seaside towns such as Seahouses. Visit Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, a seaside village making artistic waves with The Couples, Britain’s first permanent coastal sculpture. Discover picturesque fishing communities, clustered around sandy coves, like Newton-by-the-Sea.

Metro Centre

intu Metrocentre is located 11 miles south west of the hotel on the A1 west of Gateshead. Travelling to intu Metrocentre could not be easier with almost 10,000 free car parking spaces, a Public Transport Interchange, a train station and a coach park which can accommodate up to 350 coaches. Visitors can reach intu Metrocentre with ease from a host of locations throughout the UK and Europe.

Hadrians Wall

Hadrian's Wall is a spectacular World Heritage Site, marching 73 miles from sea to sea across some of the wildest and most dramatic country in England. Experience Roman life and epic history in stunning locations.

Beamish Open Air Museum

Beamish is a world famous open air museum, telling the story of life in North East England during the 1820s, 1900s & 1940s.

Alnwick Castle & Gardens

Alnwick Castle is a castle and stately home in Alnwick in the English county of Northumberland. It is the seat of the Duke of Northumberland.When visitors to The Alnwick Garden step through the 16th century Venetian gates, they are wowed. Wowed by the space, the structure and the beauty of the landscape laid out before them. It is a view that’s appreciated every day, in every season. What is often unappreciated is the story of how The Alnwick Garden came to be the community backbone it is today.

Bamburgh Castle and Beach

Spanning nine acres of land on its rocky plateau high above the Northumberland coastline Bamburgh is one of the largest inhabited castles in the country.

Washington Wetland Centre

Get close to rare and exotic birds, mammals and different wetland habitats. Walk with a warden, bug hunt or tour the duckery. You’ll also see colourful flamingos and the rarest goose in the world

Newcastle Football Club

The sixth largest football stadium in the United Kingdom. Located in the centre of Newcastle, its white cantilever roof, the largest in Europe, is visible across the city.

Arcot Hall Golf Club

Magnificent James Braid designed 18 hole golf course, 200 year old Grade 2 listed clubhouse

Blue Reef Aquarium

Aquarium with display tanks for sharks and stingrays, plus daily seal shows, monkeys and a cafe.

Kielder Observatory and Dark Skies

Famed for having the darkest night skies in England thanks to minimal light pollution, Kielder Water & Forest Park is a star gazers' heaven and the Observatory offers exciting opportunities for those with an interest in learning more about the night sky.Like the deck of a ship sailing above the landscape, the Observatory provides astronomers with a permanent facility in the heart of Northumberland.

Chillingham Castle

This 12th century stronghold, just twenty minutes from the seaside and the home of Sir Humphry Wakefield and his family, became 'base-camp' for the 1298 conquering attack on William Wallace by “Hammer of the Scots”, King Edward 1st. Wallace had raided the previous year, burning the women and children to death in the local abbey.

Sage Music Centre

Culture centre with curving steel roof staging a varied arts programme in state-of-the-art halls.

Vue Cinema

Newly opened Vue Cinema just a short drive away showing all the latest box office releases

Newcastle Racecourse

Newcastle Racecourse, High Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE13 5HP

Newcastle Racecourse is located within the 812 acre estate of High Gosforth Park and only 3 miles from the hotel and it is one of the most popular tracks in the UK. It is a Grade 1 dual code track. Newcastle is a left-handed, oval shaped course of one mile six furlongs in circumference.

Discovery Museum

The Discovery Museum is a science museum and local history museum situated in Blandford Square in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. It displays many exhibits of local history, including the ship, Turbinia. It is managed by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.

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