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Newcastle

Welcome to Newcastle, or ‘The Toon’ to locals. The vibrant party capital of North East England is packed with the perfect ingredients for an unforgettable city break.

Must-see attractions? You’ll find everything from 11th century castles to cutting-edge art galleries. Culture? Newcastle has more theatres per person than anywhere in the UK. Shopping? You’ll be spoiled for choice, but you can start at Europe’s largest indoor shopping and leisure complex. Natural beauty? Newcastle boasts miles and miles of stunning coastline and award-winning beaches. And the nightlife? Well, it won’t take you long to discover why it was named one of the top three party cities in Europe. Book your flight to Newcastle today and you’ll soon be enjoying the perfect city break in The Toon.

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Indulge the little scientists

Indulge the little scientists

In Newcastle with the family? Take the kids to the Life Science Centre. This is no ordinary boring museum for grown ups – the Life Science Centre is packed full of hands-on exhibitions, events, a Science Theatre and the biggest planetarium in the North of England. But the kids don’t get to have all the fun, there’s plenty for adults too, including lectures and late-night events.

Discover an oasis in the city

Discover an oasis in the city

If you feel like escaping the hubbub of Newcastle's city centre, head to Jesmond Dene, a park hidden in a wooded valley and a natural oasis in the city. Follow the nature trail and you’ll soon forget you’re in one of the UK’s biggest cities as you discover waterfalls, exotic trees and local wildlife. It’s the perfect place to clear your mind and relax.

Relax on an award-winning beach

Relax on an award-winning beach

With Newcastle so close to the coast, you’re never far from the stunning scenery of the North East’s coastline. Head to Tynemouth, a small seaside town where all of the beaches have been awarded prestigious Blue Flag status (a guarantee of the highest safety and cleanliness standards). The beaches are perfect for a family day out in the summer sun, or a wrapped-up stroll in the colder months.

Not your average guided tour

Not your average guided tour

Step back in time to wartime Newcastle with a trip to the Victoria Tunnel. Running beneath the city to the River Tyne, the Victoria Tunnel was originally built to transport coal. But during World War II it was converted to an air raid shelter. A tour of the tunnel transports you back to this time, where you can listen for the air-raid warning, the sound of planes passing overhead dropping their bombs and hear memories of people who lived through this turbulent period in the city’s history.

Discover BALTIC

Discover BALTIC

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Arts is one of Newcastle's top attractions, and a must-see for art lovers. Perched on the south bank of the River Tyne, this free art gallery has no permanent collection, but houses a changing programme of exhibitions and events. Expect to see anything from blockbuster exhibitions by internationally renowned artists to smaller scale displays by emerging local artists.

Newcastle guide

Get the best out of Newcastle with our handy guides

Unmissable experiences

Unmissable experiences

Be dazzled by the many things to see and do while on holiday in Newcastle. From shopping to seeing the Angel of the North, Newcastle offers a wealth of activities that are sure to amaze and inspire.

Newcastle’s nightlife

Newcastle’s nightlife

Nightlife options can be found in abundance in Newcastle. From Newcastle’s many bars and restaurants to lively nightclubs and other venues, there’s something to please all.

Top 5 Newcastle events

Top 5 Newcastle events

Read our pick to top 5 events taking place in Newcastle. From the Bupa’s Great North run to the annual EAT! Festival, Newcastle has plenty of events all year round.

Newcastle Gateshead and beyond

Newcastle, Gateshead and beyond

Head north from Newcastle and you’ll find yourself in the glorious Northumberland countryside with many things to see and do. Escaping the city, you’ll delight at the possibilities to be had, from seeing Hadrian’s Wall or in venturing south to Durham, home to the iconic Durham Cathedral and Castle.

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