Newcastle City guide, including Newcastle Hotels

Posted by Nick Niesen on October 29th, 2010

Newcastle is often referred to as Newcastle upon the Tyne and situated in Northern England. Newcastle?s climate is moderate, making it an ideal place to visit any time of year. Established in the Roman Era by the Emperor Hadrian and formerly named Pons, Aelius, Newcastle upon the Tyne is a place rich with historical sites to see and recreational activities to engage in. Whether you are seeking fine dining or interesting activities to enjoy, there is no finer place to visit that Newcastle.

Places of interest:

The cultural enthusiast will find no end to the historical sites of interest situated in Newcastle. One of England?s most incredible cities, tourists find themselves longing to return to Newcastle time and time again. Not only is Newcastle full of exciting sites to see, it is conveniently situated near many of England?s popular cities and attractions. Nearby cities surrounding Newcastle includes Bath, Belfast, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, London, Nottingham, Oxford, and York. Further, tourists will find Newcastle filled with galleries, museums and historical sites to visit during their stay.

ALDERMANS FENWICKS HOUSE: located at 98 Pilgrim Street, is a historical mercantile town house in the North of England. Its origins are found in the medieval era and prove completely entertaining for the history enthusiast. The Aldermans Fenwicks House is open during regular office hours and tourist can book night time tours if they call in advance.

BESSIE SURTEES HOUSE: situated at 41-44 Sandhill in Newcastle is open to tourists all year round and were originally the homes of wealthy merchants. Existing since the 17th century, the Bessie Surtees House currently stands as the as the site for the North East Regional Office of English Heritage.

DISCOVERY MUSEUM: the Discovery museum at Blandford Square is situated near the Central station, so transportation is available. This museum offers free entrance and shares with tourists England?s rich maritime history in addition to its scientific and technological advances.

MILITARY VEHICLE MUSEUM: found at the Exhibition Park Pavilion, just off of Claremont Road, holds well over 50 wartime vehicles, from WWII and after, as well as antique bicycles, armour, and historical documents on exhibit.

MUSEUM OF ANTIQUITIES: located at The Quadrangle, just off of Kings Walk in Newcastle, has a number collections, including collections from the Palaeolithic period through the 1600?s. Entry into the Museum of Antiquities is free for both children and adults.

BROWN?S ART GALLERY: Browns Art Gallery at 15 Acorn Road, Jesmond, is filled with gorgeous paintings and pottery, sure to please any tourist. The gallery holds limited editions and offers a picture framing service to the public.

Things to do:
Along with all the terrific historical sites, museums and galleries to visit, tourists will find that Newcastle is chockfull of recreational activities. From theatres to comedy clubs, from cinemas to casinos, tourists travelling thorough Newcastle are bound to find many enjoyable recreational pursuits.

BUDDLE ARTS CENTRE: Buddles Art Centre at 258B Station Road, Wallsend, was established in 1981. Tourists will find a number of events, workshops, and exhibits being hosted at the theatre and should call for a schedule before visiting. The Buddle Arts Centre is open during the hours of their events and other offerings.

THEATRE ROYAL: Theatre Royal at Grey Street, is the perfect stop for all fans of Shakespeare as the theatre frequently hosts the Royal Shakespeare Company.

THE HYENA CAFÉ: is located at Leazes Arcade, Leazes Lane, Haymarket in Newcastle, and tourists will find that this comedy club is loaded with visitors every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. If you?re looking for some comic relief while staying in Newcastle, the Hyena Café is the place to be.

ODEON: located at The Gate Complex, Newgate Street in Newcastle is an excellent site to stop in and catch your favourite film.

THE SIDE CINEMA: is located at 5 - 9 The Side, Next to Side Café in Newcastle and is open from Tuesday until Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm.

ASPERS CASINO: is located at The Gate, Newgate Street in Newcastle, and is a Las Vegas style casino and bar that consists of well over 40,000 square feet of gambling entertainment.

Food & Drink:

After a fun filled day of site seeing and enjoying your favourite recreational activities, you are bound to stir up an appetite. Not to worry, Newcastle is filled with fantastic dining locations and you?ll have no trouble pleasing your palate.

KUBLAI KHAN: 22 The Side in Newcastle, is a Mongolian Restaurant offers visitors a banquet. No reservations are required, so the Kublai Khan is an excellent choice if you?re looking to simply walk into a location and grab an excellent bite to eat.

CHIQUITOS: Chiquitos is located at Warner Brothers Complex in Newcastle and serves Mexican delights. Just opposite the Manors Metro station, Chiquitos serves salsa, nachos, salads, chilli, enchiladas, fajitas, and chimmichangas.

HOT BOX CAFÉ: located at St Mary's Place in Newcastle, offers some of your favourites from burgers and fries to kebabs and pizza. The Hot Box Café is an excellent place to visit if you?re looking for fresh, cooked to order dining.

BIMBI?S: located on Nelson Street, is one of the best fish and chips locations in Newcastle. Offering an array of fish entrees, and a variety of pies for dessert, BIMBI?s serves your craving for seafood while visiting Newcastle.

NEWCASTLE PIZZA BEACH: is situated on the waterfront, and serves as a fantastic place to grab a slice of pizza while on the water.

Newcastle Hotels & Accommodation:

Newcastle offers visitors a number of different accommodations to choose from. With over 25 gorgeous hotels to choose from finding a place to stay in Newcastle is a breeze. What?s more, every hotel offers its visitors and array of amenities to make their visit both enjoyable and memorable.

Percy Arms Hotel
Express by Holiday Inn Newcastle Metro Centre
Holiday Inn Newcastle
Copthorne Hotel Newcastle
Waterside Hotel
Royal Station Hotel.
The Vermont Hotel
Hadrian Lodge Hotel
Cairn Hotel
Whites Hotel
Jesmond Hotel
Swallow Imperial Hotel
Best Western New Kent Hotel
Britannia Hotel Newcastle Airport
Gibside Hotel
Caledonian Hotel
Carlton Hotel
Village hotel and Leisure Club Newcastle
Jurys Inn Newcastle
Premier Apartments Newcastle
Express by Holiday Inn Newcastle City Centre
Horton Grange
Quality Hotel Newcastle Upon Tyne
George Washington Golf & Country Club
Thistle Newcastle
Grey Street Hotel


There is no question that tourists can easily find entertainment in Newcastle. When not touring historical sites or engaging in recreational pursuits, visitors to Newcastle will find that the nightlife in Newcastle is equally inviting. Casinos, bars and nightclubs are readily open and accessible in Newcastle and visitors will never be without something to do in this fine English city.

Newcastle: it?s one of the most splendid places in England. Fine dining, entertainment and a rich history make Newcastle particularly inviting to tourists and visitors return every year to enjoy all that Newcastle has to offer.

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