Newcastle International Airport lies in the heart of the North East and is extremely accessible with the A1 north south road, by-passing the city centre and leading directly to the airport. The Tyne and Wear Metro system serves Newcastle city centre, Gateshead, Sunderland, North Tyneside and South Tyneside. With a Metro station located at Newcastle International Airport, travelling by Metro couldn’t be easier and there is also a direct Metro link from the airport to Newcastle Central Station.
In the last decade NewcastleGateshead has transformed itself into one of Europe‘s most exciting places. For four consecutive years (2002-2005), NewcastleGateshead was voted the nation’s favourite English city-break destination in The Guardian/Observer Travel Awards, but just what is it that puts this place into the 'world-class' bracket?
World-class events - There are events all year round in NewcastleGateshead; with music events and concerts, carnivals, festivals and performances, there’s always something going on in this vibrant city.
World-class arts facilities - The Sage Gateshead is the latest addition to the burgeoning quayside area of NewcastleGateshead and this centre for music has swiftly established itself as one of the ‘must play’ venues for musicians and singers from across the globe. The visual arts are also extremely well catered for with the likes of BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (the biggest gallery of its kind in the world) and The Laing hosting exhibitions that cater for every taste.
Attractions - From Europe's largest indoor fair to the fun-filled Centre for Life; from the 2,000 years worth of history found in and around the city streets to the stunning new buildings along the quayside, NewcastleGateshead has something to suit every taste.
Shopping - In NewcastleGateshead, shopping is not just for Christmas, it‘s for life! The area rivals anywhere else in the country and in the MetroCentre has the biggest shopping and leisure complex in Europe.
Nightlife - Whether it's dining out, visiting a theatre or calling into one of the many bars and clubs situated within the city centre, your options are almost limitless!
Where to stay
NewcastleGateshead is packed full of accommodation options to suit all tastes and budgets. There is a huge choice both in the city centre and the surrounding area and whether you are looking for 4-star luxury, a traditional Bed and Breakfast or to rent your own apartment - it's all here.