- Historic Quayside, Newcastle City Centre.
- Beamish Open Air Museum.
- Gateshead Quays. Baltic Contemporary Art Centre.
- Angel of the North.
- Eldon Square, Newcastle City Centre.
- Life Science Centre, Newcastle City Centre.
- Newcastle United Football Stadium.
- Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle City Centre.
- Intu Metrocentre
- Sage Gateshead
City Name: NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Direction from City Center to Hotel: East
Distance from Hotel: 3 MI/ 4.83 KM
Closest Convention Center: Sage Newcastle
Distance from Hotel: 3.5 MI/ 5.63 KM East
Yes, the city of Newcastle has a castle. Half an hour’s bus ride from the hotel, the recently renovated Black Gate and Castle Keep of the 12th-century Newcastle Castle were the sites of some pretty grim history, serving originally as a fortress, then as a prison, before becoming surrounded by 19th-century slums. Climb the Keep’s 99 steps for sweeping views of the city’s quayside.
A 20-minute drive from the hotel, Jesmond Dene is a wooded valley enclosing the River Ouseburn and a haven for wildlife such as kingfishers and red squirrels. This verdant parkland area offers scenic walks beneath mature trees and past a series of cascades. If you’re travelling with kids, pay a visit to Pets Corner where they can see rabbits, ducks and parrots.
TGI Friday's American Restaurant and Bar is open for lunch and dinner
Location: 0.1 MI/ 0.16 KM West
Serves: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Family run restaurant serving a wide selection of dishes including Traditional British and Authentic Italian.
Location: 0.1 MI/ 0.16 KM North
Serves: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Don't Go Home Without
Eerie, romantic Lindisfarne Castle sits on Holy Island, off the Northumberland coast, just over an hour's drive from the hotel. Preserved rooms with period furniture, narrow staircases and passageways lead up to sweeping views from the Upper Battery. Perhaps the most intriguing thing about this 16th-century castle is that it becomes inaccessible at high tide. Plan your visit accordingly.
Newcastle Brown Ale is the local brew that conquered the world, but for craft beer fans there are plenty of city centre pubs in which to sample them. The Bridge Tavern brews under the Tyne bridge, and you can sip pale ale in full view of its gleaming copper equipment. Nearby, the Broad Chare serves local and guest ales behind its oak bar, as well as traditional British dishes in its dining room.