Book flights to Newcastle for a brilliant weekend in England’s northeast. Newcastle is a great city that’s absolutely bursting with Geordie spirit - you can’t help but have a great time here! It’s well known as a top party destination, and it’s a favoured stag and hen-party town, but it’s got a lot more to offer tourists than just the madness of the club scene. In Newcastle you’ll enjoy superb shopping, a wealth of excellent museums and galleries, and great pubs, bars and restaurants. Best of all, you’re just a quick jaunt from the lovely countryside, the Angel of The North, and the beautiful beach and lighthouse at Whitley Bay! Book flights to Newcastle with Ryanair.
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Newcastle: 277,800 Newcastle-Gateshead Area: 480,000
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Newcastle is the perfect destination for a weekend holiday. Here you will find beautiful historical architecture in a modern mix of contemporary art and museums telling the story of this intriguing city. With so many different areas each offering new sights, sounds and experiences, you will be amazed how much is on offer whatever your taste is. World-class culture, vibrant nightlife, award-winning dining, inspiring heritage, fantastic shopping and acclaimed architecture are all linked here as nowhere else. The famous Geordie spirit which flows throughout NewcastleGateshead is symbolised by Antony Gormley’s iconic Angel of the North as it welcomes travellers to the area. The Quayside is a spectacular area day and night with the iconic Gateshead Millennium Bridge, the world’s first and only tilting bridge, linking Newcastle and Gateshead for pedestrians and cyclists. Gateshead’s BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art is an art-lover’s dream, whilst Newcastle’s array of riverside bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants, paired with The Sage Gateshead’s diverse programme of musical events, ensure you will be well catered for through daylight to nightlife.
The Castle Keep

The Castle Keep is one of the finest Norman stone castle keeps surviving in Britain today. It is a scheduled ancient monument and a Grade 1 listed building. It sits upon ground previously occupied by the Roman fort Pons Aelius, an Anglo-Saxon cemetery and a Norman Motte and Bailey Castle from which the City takes its name.

​Address: Castle Garth, St Nicolas’ Street, Newcastle​Phone: +44 191 232 7938​Website: www.castlekeep-newcastle.org.uk​Opening hours: Open Mon-Sat 10am. Sun 12pm. Last admission 4.15pm, closing time 5pm
Angel of The North

One of the most famous attractions in North East England is the majestic 20 metres tall Angel of the North. The statue was created by Antony Gormley from 200 tons of steel and is seen by millions of people every year.

​Address: Durham Road, Eighton Banks, Gateshead​Phone: +44 191 433 3000​Website: www.gateshead.gov.uk/angel
Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum

The Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum is an impressive, reconstructed Roman fort with jewels, coins, pottery, weapons and armour that have been excavated at the location shown.

​Address: Baring Street, South Shields, South Tyneside​Phone: +44 191 456 1369​Website: www.twmuseums.org.uk​Opening hours: Closed between September and March​More info: Free entry
The Tyne Bridge

As a world-famous sight, the Tyne Bridge was the world’s largest single-span bridge when it was opened by George V in 1928. Spanning the river Tyne, it connects Newcastle with Gateshead.

​Address: The Tyne Bridge, Newcastle
BALTIC Centre of Contemporary Art

BALTIC is a major international centre for contemporary visual art. This renovated flour mill is one of the biggest temporary art spaces in Europe with over 3,000 square metres of art space, a cinema/lecture space and a library and archive for the study of contemporary art. The centre presents a dynamic and ambitious programme of changing exhibitions, events and projects, offering something new with every visit. In addition to its four galleries, the building boasts three different food and drink spaces and a shop, making it a place to eat, drink and relax, as well as somewhere to discover new art.

​Address: South Shore Road, Gateshead​Phone: +44 191 478 1810​Website: www.balticmill.com​Opening hours: Open Wed-Mon 10am-6pm. Tue 10.30am-6pm. Last entry 15 minutes before closing time
Great North Museum

This is one of the regions’ major attractions. The museum houses major displays exploring the wonder and diversity of the natural world, a planetarium, a large-scale, interactive model of Hadrian’s Wall, spectacular archaeological finds from Ancient Greece, mummies from Ancient Egypt and a life-size T-Rex dinosaur skeleton.

​Address: Barras Bridge, Newcastle​Phone: +44 191 222 6765​Website: www.twmuseums.org.uk​Opening hours: Open Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Sun 1pm-5pm
Tyneside Cinema

Inside this lush building you will find not only a cinema, but also The Tyneside Coffee Rooms and a bar. Tyneside Cinema offers a unique cinema experience with three different screens called The Classic, The Electra and The Roxy. The space can also be used for conferences and meetings.

​Address: 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle​Phone: +44 845 217 9909​Website: www.tynesidecinema.co.uk​Opening hours: Open Mon-Sat 10am-11pm. Sun 11am-11pm​More info: The bar and cafés have similar opening hours
Longsands Beach

Regardless of the weather, this beautiful beach is just perfect for a walk in the sand. Longsands beach is located on the coast near Tynemouth. If you fancy a trip to the beach, it is not far from Newcastle. This place is also popular for surfing, swimming and kayaking.

​Address: Longsands Beach, Tynemouth
Jesmond Dene Park

This park is located along the Ouseburn River and stretches all the way to the outskirts of Newcastle. Jesmond Dene is perfect for picnics, walking, running or for just relaxing. Come here for a family day out and enjoy this scenic park.

​Address: Jesmond Dene Park, Newcastle
The Quayside

People watching, eating, drinking and strolling along the river side is what The Quayside is all about. This place is where it all happens, day and night. From here you can also see some of the major attractions in Newcastle like BALTIC and The Tyne Bridge.

​Address: The Quayside, Newcastle
Grey Street and Grainger Town

This area of Newcastle is full of magnificent, old buildings. Beautiful Grey Street is particularly popular with its restaurants and cafés. You can also visit the Grainger Market in Grainger Town for some good quality food.

​Address: Grey Street, Newcastle
Seven Stories

Dedicated to children’s books, Seven Stories invite the whole family to enjoy the passion for reading. This place opened in 2005 and has ever since attracted numerous visitors. Here you will find performances, exhibitions, a book café and much more.

​Address: 30 Lime Street, Newcastle​Phone: +44 845 271 0777​Website: www.sevenstories.org.uk​Opening hours: Open Mon-Sat 10am–5pm. Sun and holidays 10am-4pm​More info: Free admission for children under 4 years
Victoria Tunnel

This tunnel was built to transport coal and later converted into a shelter during World War II. The Victoria Tunnel runs under Newcastle down to the Tyne and today you can visit this old tunnel and learn some interesting facts about the town’s history.

​Address: Lime Street, Newcastle​Phone: +44 191 261 6596​Website: www.ouseburntrust.org.uk​More info: Booking a tour in advance is essential
The Stand Comedy Club

This intimate, cosy comedy club can be found on High Bridge and is considered to be one of the best venues for comedy in the North East. The Stand Bistro provides food at reasonable prices like sandwiches, burgers and chips.

​Address: 31 High Bridge, Newcastle​Phone: +44 844 693 3336​Website: www.thestand.co.uk
Genting Casino Newcastle

A visit to Genting Casino Newcastle can come in handy if you feel like a night of Blackjack, Roulette and other games. You will find it conveniently located just behind the Central Station. The bar and restaurant onsite will keep your energy levels high all night.

​Address: Forth Street, Newcastle​Phone: +44 191 232 0900​Website: www.gentingcasinos.co.uk​Opening hours: Open every day 12 noon-7am
From the trendy restaurants on the Quayside to the hustle and bustle of Chinatown, NewcastleGateshead has always something on offer for everyone. Whether you are looking for a romantic meal with your partner, for some pub grub with your mates, or to celebrate a real special moment with some amazing food, you will most surely find a great place to spend your evening.
Fisherman’s Lodge

As one of Newcastle’s most famous culinary treats, the Fisherman’s Lodge serves exquisite traditional and modern seafood dishes, together with an extensive wine list, in stylish and spacious surroundings.

​Address: Jesmond Dene, Jesmond, Newcastle​Phone: +44 191 680 4350​Website: www.fishermanslodge.co.uk
Fujiyama

The Japanese-style decor, the extensive menu and the long tables make this teppan-yaki inspired restaurant an ideal location for big parties. The Japanese food here is claimed to be just lovely.

​Address: 35-39 Bath Lane, Newcastle​Phone: +44 191 233 0189​Website: www.fujiyamarestaurant.co.uk​Opening hours: Open Mon-Sat 12pm-2pm and 6pm-11pm. Sun 12pm-3pm and 6pm-11pm
Paradiso

This great Italian restaurant is located close to the city centre and serves food from an imaginative menu in stylish surroundings. Paradiso also has a beautiful private dining room with space for up to 50 guests which makes this restaurant perfect for parties.

​Address: 1 Market Lane, Newcastle​Phone: +44 191 221 1240​Website: www.paradiso.co.uk​Opening hours: Open Mon-Thu 11am-2.30pm and 5pm-10.30pm. Fri and Sat 11am-10.45pm
RAVAL Luxury Restaurant and Bar

Nestled in the heart of the prestigious Gateshead Quays, Raval uses only the freshest of ingredients prepared by a team of culinary masters to challenge the stereotypical view of Indian food in the United Kingdom. Top chefs, handpicked from the cream of India’s crop bring to Raval an unparalleled understanding and knowledge of the art of Indian cooking resulting in classic cuisine with a contemporary twist.

​Address: Church Street, on-Tyne Bridge, Gateshead​Phone: +44 191 477 1700​Website: www.ravaluk.com​Opening hours: Open Mon-Sat 6pm-11pm
Eslington Villa Hotel and Restaurant

This is an oasis of calm in a family run, country house style restaurant just ten minutes by taxi from the city centre. The British cuisine menu is superb and comes from a highly rated chef, yet this restaurant is reasonably priced.

​Address: 8 Station Road, Low Fell, Gateshead​Phone: +44 191 487 6017​Website: www.eslingtonvilla.co.uk
Blackfriars Restaurant

Blackfriars Restaurant is the oldest dining room in the United Kingdom. The main restaurant was originally built to house the refectory for the ‘Black Friars’ and as a working inner-city former monastery, it is unique.

​Address: Friars Street, Newcastle​Phone: +44 191 261 5945​Website: www.blackfriarsrestaurant.co.uk​Opening hours: Open Mon-Sat lunch 12pm-2.30pm and dinner 5.30pm-late. Sun lunch 12pm-4pm
Cal's Own

How about a pizza made with passion or a pie made to Neapolitan standard? Cal’s Own is highly recommended by its guests and will certainly bring you some great dishes to the table.

​Address: 207 Chillingham Road, Heaton, Newcastle​Phone: +44 191 276 5298​Website: www.calsown.co.uk​Opening hours: Open Sun-Thu 5pm-9pm. Fri-Sat 12am-9pm
Shiraz Indian Cuisine

This restaurant serves food from the authentic Indian cuisine in the centre of Newcastle. Shiraz is highly recommended by its customers and the food is claimed to be delicious.

​Address: 39b Groat Market, Newcastle​Phone: +44 191 222 1363​Website: www.shirazcuisine.co.uk​Opening hours: Open every day 6pm-late
Food Social

In The Biscuit Factory, Britain's biggest commercial art gallery, you will find both art and the restaurant Food Social, a great venue for most occasions. Come here to enjoy a delicious meal made of only fresh ingredients in a creative and relaxed atmosphere.

​Address: The Biscuit Factory, Stoddart St, Shieldfield, Newcastle​Phone: +44 191 260 5411​Website: www.foodsocial.co.uk​Opening hours: Open Mon-Fri 12pm-2pm and 5.30pm-9pm. Sat 12pm-3pm and 5.30-10pm. Sun 12pm-3pm
Istanbul Cafe & Bistro

A little piece of Turkey can be found in the heart of Newcastle. Istanbul Cafe & Bistro serves authentic Turkish food at reasonable prices. Choose between the popular kebabs, delicious lamb, sweet baklavas and many other specialties.

​Address: 19a Ridley Place, Newcastle​Phone: +44 191 261 0605​Website: www.istanbulrestaurantuk.com​Opening hours: Open every day from 9am-9pm
The Old Siam

The great service, nice food and great value are some of the things guests like about Old Siam. This restaurant is located close to Tyne bridge and serves a wide range of Thai food including fish, meat and vegetarian dishes.

​Address: 1-3 Side, Newcastle​Phone: +44 191 261 5590​Website: www.theoldsiam.co.uk
Moulin Rouge Cafe & Grill

The corner of 233 Westgate Road is a popular venue among the locals. The reason is called Moulin Rouge Cafe & Grill, a place serving authentic Persian food at its best. Choose between yogurt dips, grilled meats, flat bread, rice and much more from the exciting Persian cuisine.

​Address: 233 Westgate Road, Newcastle​Phone: +44 191 232 0276
LuigiKhan's

This restaurant offers Indian dishes in a cosy, stylish and oriental atmosphere. LuigiKhan’s opened in 2010 and has ever since delighted its guests with its authentic Indian food. Choose between the famous Chicken Tikka Masala or try something completely different.

​Address: 358 Westgate Road, Newcastle​Phone: +44 191 272 4937​Website: www.luigikhans.com
Sapori Cafe

The food at Sapori Café is claimed to be just fantastic and also, appreciated by its customers, affordable. Sit down at this restaurant and enjoy the Italian food, like pasta and wine, in a relaxed atmosphere.

​Address: 21 Starbeck Av, Newcastle​Phone: +44 191 230 3190
Red Mezze

If you are looking for a gourmet dinner, Turkish style, this is definitely a restaurant to keep an eye on. This fine Turkish food restaurant is located on Leazes Square in Newcastle. It is recommended to order a mezze plate here, a great way to try different dishes at the same time.

​Address: 34-36 Leazes Park Road, Newcastle​Phone: +44 191 261 9646​Website: www.restaurantturkish.co.uk​Opening hours: Open every day 12pm-11pm
After a long day of strolling and shopping there are many lovely cafés to rest your feet and get the kick you need for the rest of the evening. Have a coffee at Kafeneon or some snacks and tea at cosy Tyneside Coffee Rooms.
Kafeneon

This is a small friendly café in the heart of Newcastle, serving coffee, pastries, breakfast and vegetarian dishes from a Mediterranean-style menu. If the sun is shining and the weather is warm, customers can sit outside and watch the world go by.

​Address: 8 Bigg Market, Newcastle​Phone: +44 191 260 2577​Website: www.kafeneon.co.uk
Blake’s

If you are looking for excellent food and coffee and a lively atmosphere, head to Blake’s. Here you will find a wide selection of home-made food and a vast selection of coffees, beers and teas!

​Address: 53 Grey Street, Newcastle​Phone: +44 191 261 5463
Costa

When walking around Newcastle you will probably run in to one of the Costa cafés located around town. This Italian coffee shop chain is the place to indulge in an Italian-style coffee, tasty cakes and snacks.

​Address: 19 Market Street, Newcastle​Phone: +44 191 233 0544​Website: www.costa.co.uk​Opening hours: Open Mon-Fri 7am-8pm. Sat 7am-7pm. Sun 9am-5pm
Tyneside Coffee Rooms

As a part of the art-deco Tyneside Cinema, the Tyneside Coffee Rooms are located on the second floor where they have been since the late 1930's. The coffee rooms serve delicious food in nostalgic and cosy surroundings.

​Address: 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle​Phone: +44 191 227 5520​Website: www.tynesidecinema.co.uk​Opening hours: Open Mon-Sat 10am-10pm. Sun 11am-11pm
Central Bean

The Central Bean is a place that takes pride in keeping the highest quality in their coffee. The espresso beans from Brazil, Mexico and Indonesia are freshly ground right before your eyes.

​Address: Times Central, Gallowgate, Newcastle​Phone: +44 191 233 1887​Website: www.centralbean.co.uk​Opening hours: Open Mon-Fri 7.30am-6pm. Sat 9am-4pm. Sun 10am-3pm
With an abundance of great clubs and described by locals as one of the best and most vibrant cities for clubbing in the entire United Kingdom, party animals do not need to worry about not having a great time when going clubbing in NewcastleGateshead! The club scene has literally exploded in the last ten years, and the city has become a favourite destination for the big name DJ's.
Digital

The speaker system at this club is second to none and they have got the club nights to do it justice. The nights have different themes ranging from breakbeat, digital, electro, hip-hop, r’n’b and indie.

​Address: Times Square, Newcastle​Phone: +44 191 261 9755​Website: www.yourfutureisdigital.com​Opening hours: Open Mon-Thu 11pm-3am. Fri-Sat 11pm-3.30am
The Head of Steam

This fantastic pub venue is split over two levels with the basement bar being one of the best places in town to catch the hottest talents emerging from the thriving local scene. Gigs are staged throughout the week, with DJ's on Friday and Saturday nights.

​Address: 2 Neville Street, Newcastle​Phone: +44 191 230 4236​Website: www.theheadofsteam.co.uk​More info: newcastle@theheadofsteam.co.uk
Tokyo

With all its candles and chandeliers, Tokyo is firmly established on NewcastleGateshead’s classy bar circuit and exudes a chic air. Set over three floors, it has a superb beer garden with bricks coloured by beautiful little lilac flowers.

​Address: 17 Westgate Road, Newcastle​Phone: +44 191 232 1122​Website: www.tokyonewcastle.co.uk
Revolution

This luxurious bank conversion has kept all the original 30 feet ceilings, marble pillars and classic wood features. Revolution is situated just down the slope from the train station and has concreted itself into the Newcastle scene with a high reputation for great music, atmosphere, food and service.

​Address: Collingwood Chambers, 40 Collingwood Street, Newcastle​Phone: +44 191 261 8901​Website: www.revolution-bars.co.uk​Opening hours: Open Mon-Fri 11.30am-2am. Sat-Sun 10am-2am
Pitcher & Piano

This is surely one of the jewels in the crown of the Quayside scene. Pitcher & Piano takes full advantage of its location overlooking the Gateshead Millennium Bridge and BALTIC, having huge glass walls giving access to stunning views. Inside, it is laid-back, modern and offers a great menu.

​Address: 108 Quayside, Newcastle​Phone: +44 191 232 4110​Website: www.pitcherandpiano.com​Opening hours: Open Sun-Thu 10am-12am. Fri-Sat 10am-1am
NewcastleGateshead has built up a great reputation as a shopping destination, offering some of the best shopping facilities in the United Kingdom, with a compact city centre full of shopping arcades and elegant shops. Head to Eldon Square for one of Britain’s largest shopping centres featuring more than 140 shops as well as a wide range of restaurants and pubs, or to nearby Eldon Garden for designer brands and fashion labels. For a luxurious shopping experience, the beautiful Edwardian Central Arcade is a must. Nearby, shoppers also have Grey Street, and High Bridge, for great fashion brands where shoppers can check out the latest funky trends for NewcastleGateshead’s trendy youth. Opposite Grey Street is Newcastle’s latest shopping mall, Monument Mall, a beautiful shopping centre designed in classical style. Northumberland Street is Newcastle’s main shopping street, with an extensive range of high street brands. MetroCentre in Gateshead is another must, consisting of more than 360 shops and services and housing a multi-screen cinema. There are also a number of markets that are well worth a visit, including the traditional Grainger Market, the Quayside Market and Arts Market on Armstrong Bridge (both on Sundays).
Newcastle Airport

Newcastle airport is situated 11 kilometres from Newcastle city centre. Getting to and from the airport could not be easier, as there is a frequent Metro service that will take visitors to Newcastle Central train station in approximately 25 mins and to Gateshead in just 28 mins. www.nexus.org.uk There are several buses connecting the airport with Newcastle and surrounding towns like Ponteland. +44 871 200 22 33 www.traveline.info The airport taxis operate throughout the day and pick up and drop off passengers just outside the entrance. The taxi office can be found near domestic arrivals. +44 191 214 6969 www.airport-taxis.co.uk Several car hire companies can be found at the airport.

​Address: Newcastle International Airport, Newcastle​Phone: +44 871 882 1121​Website: www.newcastleairport.com

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