What to See on a Trip to Newcastle


People who have watched the documentary about hen and stag weekends or an episode of Geordie Shore may have a wrong impression of Newcastle. Whether you have visited the city for a sporting event, a business trip, or just on a holiday, you should know that there is a seriously sophisticated side to Newcastle. You will be really impressed with what this vibrant city has to offer. Find the best hotel deals in Newcastle and make the most of your visit.

  1. Kensington House

Kensington House is a luxurious aparthotel that’s conveniently located in the cosmopolitan suburb of Jesmond – a couple of miles from the city center. These service apartments consist of sumptuous soft furnishings and elegant interiors to offer you a home away from home. Kensington House offers a multitude of chic bars and restaurants with exuberant nightlife and is situated on Osborne Road that’s famous for its luxurious hotels. In fact, it’s a great base from which you can explore the entire city.

newcastle upon tyne
newcastle upon tyne
  1. Sandman Signature Hotel

This stylish and sleek hotel is located directly across from St. James’s Park. In fact, it’s a great place to stay if you happen to visit Newcastle for a Premiership football match. It’s quite convenient for visiting China Town, city center shopping, the Center of Life, the University, the Quayside, the Theatre Royal, and a host of bars and restaurants. 

  1. The Jesmond Dene Hotel

The Jesmond Dene Hotel is a boutique-style country house hotel set against the idyllic woodland backdrop of Jesmond Dene. It offers a haven of peace and relaxation – just minutes from the city center.

  1. The Broad Chare

Are you looking for a proper pub, with proper beer & proper food? Then you should try out the Broad Chare. It’s the kind of place you won’t want to leave in a hurry with its buzzing vibe and cozy feel. In fact, it is worth going there just for the bar snacks including deep-fried monkfish cheeks, Lindisfarne oysters, as well as the delicious Scotch eggs with the runny middle.

  1. House of Tides

The House of Tides is located in a recently restored Grade 1 listed building on the historic quayside. It creates a memorable dining experience in a more casual and relaxed atmosphere. You will really dine at its finest with the Michelin star celebrity chef, faultless service, and fantastic food offered by the place. 

  1. Tynemouth

The Northumberland coast is popular for its outstanding natural beauty, and no one would deny that it’s simply spectacular. Tynemouth is an easily accessible beach from the city center with its own Metro Station. The sophisticated and charming seaside town boasts an aquarium, three blue flag beaches, a wide range of restaurants, pubs, and bars, as well as a priory and castle. 

  1. Shopping

Newcastle boasts a great combination of high street favorites in both The Metrocentre and Eldon Square. You will also find an astonishing array of independent boutiques in the city center as well as the nearby affluent suburbs of Jesmond & Gosforth. 

  1. The Bridge Tavern

This unique tavern is located between the stanchions of the North East’s most iconic landmark – The Tyne Bridge. It gives the place a slightly edgy-urban feel. You would be forgiven for imagining yourself to be in New York and not Newcastle when you stand outside on the heated terrace. You can also experience the delights of seasonal British comfort foods with a local twist.


by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.