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NewcastleGateshead at a glance
- The cities of Newcastle and Gateshead face each other across the River Tyne, in North East England, coming together at the dazzling Quayside.
- Awash with restaurants, bars, cafes, hotels and must-see tourist attractions including the award-winning Gateshead Millennium Bridge and the Angel of the North, a steel sculpture by Sir Antony Gormley.
- Learn about the city's past at the Discovery Museum or head across the river to the BALTIC gallery, a hotspot for modern art lovers.
- It’s a great starting point for exploring the Roman remains of Hadrian’s Wall, the ancient defensive barrier that in its entirety once ran 73 miles from coast to coast.
- Newcastle and Gateshead are en route to Scotland. By train, it’s just a 1-hour 30-minute journey north to Edinburgh.
- You can reach Newcastle from London by train in under 3 hours
Things to do in NewcastleGateshead
- Exclusively available on the VisitBritain Shop. Free entry to over 300 historic properties – a great value way to explore British heritageFrom $64.00
- Unlimited access to more than 100 of the most important places in English history!From $68.00
- Low-cost WiFi access wherever you are - avoid mobile data charges and fees for hotel WiFiFrom $11.00
Where is NewcastleGateshead?
Located in Northumberland, in north-east England, NewcastleGateshead is just under a three-and-a-half-hour train journey from London. The city is served by Newcastle International Airport, the largest in the north east, with routes to over 80 destinations.
Getting around NewcastleGateshead
- With trains, buses and metro connections, it’s easy to explore Newcastle – although the city is equally accessible by foot
- The city is also well served by 24-hour taxi ranks including those at major hubs including Central Station and Grey Street
- The city is criss-crossed with traffic-free cycle trails too, making it easy and convenient to explore by bike