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Things to Do in Newcastle Upon Tyne Near Holiday Inn Express Newcastle Gateshead

Newcastle is busy all-year round but typically busier in summer months. The weather starts to improve from March/April.

EXPLORE Newcastle Upon Tyne

Don't Go Home Without

The Northumberland coast features Blyth Beach, which boasts clear blue waters and a wide expanse of golden sand. Visitors can walk along the promenade, enjoy a picnic, or try their hand at water sports like kitesurfing and paddleboarding. Blyth Beach is 25-minutes from the hotel and offers plenty of amenities, making it an ideal destination for a day out.

Must See

Newcastle has a castle situated within a half-hour bus ride from the hotel. The 12th-century Newcastle Castle comprises of the recently renovated Black Gate and Castle Keep, which were once a fortress and a prison before being surrounded by 19th-century slums. Visitors can climb the Keep's 99 steps to enjoy sweeping views of the city's quayside, making for a memorable experience.

Must Do

A 20-minute drive from the hotel - Jesmond Dene is a serene parkland nestled in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, enclosing the River Ouseburn. The beautiful woodland valley features streams, waterfalls, and wildlife, making it a perfect escape from city life. The winding paths, play area and petting zoo are great for family fun. The park also has a visitor centre and a café for refreshments.

Local Tips

Although Newcastle Brown Ale has gained global popularity, there are several city centre pubs for craft beer enthusiasts to explore. The Bridge Tavern, situated under the Tyne Bridge, brews its own beer, and provides a glimpse of its gleaming copper equipment as you sip on a pale ale. Additionally, the Broad Chare, located nearby, offers a variety of local and guest ales behind its oak bar.

Nearby Attractions

  • Metrocentre Shopping - 0.6mi
  • IKEA - 1mi
  • Vertu Motors Arena - Newcastle Eagles - 3mi
  • Life Science Centre - 3.8mi
  • Metro Radio Arena - 4mi
  • Newcastle City Centre - 4.8mi
  • Gateshead - 5mi
  • St James Park - Newcastle United FC - 5.4mi
  • Eldon Square - 5.5mi
  • Team Valley Business Park - 5.6mi
  • Sage Gateshead - 6.1mi
  • Angel of the North - 6.7mi
  • Beamish Open Air Museum - 8.7mi
  • Blyth Beach - 17.1mi

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