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Your Newcastle guide

The vibrant party capital of North East England, Newcastle, is packed with the perfect ingredients for an unforgettable city break. From must-see attractions and fantastic shopping, to top-notch restaurants and renowned nightlife.

Culture vultures can satisfy their appetite in Newcastle with everything from 11th century castles to cutting-edge art galleries. While shopaholics will be in heaven at Europe’s largest indoor shopping and leisure complex. If it’s cocktails and dancing you’re looking for – discover why Newcastle was named one of the top three party cities in Europe. Or hire a car with us and explore the stunning coastline that awaits beyond the city.

Unmissable Newcastle attractions.

Unmissable Newcastle attractions.

Gaze in awe upon Antony Gormley’s iconic, 20m high Angel of the North. Or peruse the ground-breaking works of the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. Venture into the subterranean depths of the 19th-century Victoria Tunnel. Or explore Tyneside’s history at the excellent Discovery Museum.

The Newcastle shopping scene.

The Newcastle shopping scene

Shop to your heart’s content at one of the UK’s largest department stores, Eldon Square. Or pick up high street branded clothing at bargain prices at the Dalton Park Outlet Shopping Centre. Browse in hundreds of stores, catch a movie or enjoy a game of ten-pin bowling at the intu Metrocentre. Or step into the past at bustling Grainger Market, which has been trading since 1835.

Newcastle restaurants for all tastes.

Newcastle restaurants for all tastes

In the atmospheric setting of a 12th-century friary, feast on medieval fare with a modern twist at the award-winning Blackfriars. Dine on exotic creations washed down with Champagne, at the chic Silk Room. Or choose from delicious vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes at the Scrumpy Willow & the Singing Kettle.

Renowned Newcastle nightlife.

Renowned Newcastle nightlife

If gin is your thing, then be sure to stop by Pleased To Meet You, which stocks 50 different types at its historic premises. Housed in a former bank, Revolution’s soaring ceilings and marble pillars lend a refined setting to this popular bar. Indoor waterfalls and Eastern finery adorn the Tup Tup Palace club. While a state-of-the-art light and sound system makes Digital one of the hottest Newcastle nightspots.

Newcastle weather

Prepare for the weather before your holiday

Average seasonal temperatures°C/°F
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • 10°Apr
  • 14°May
  • 17°Jun
  • 19°Jul
  • 19°Aug
  • 17°Sep
  • 13°Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
  • 63
  • 42
  • 52
  • 47
  • 53
  • 52
  • 56
  • 71
  • 59
  • 54
  • 65
  • 56
Average daily sunshine (hours)
  • 2
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 6
  • 6
  • 5
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2

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