Newcastle and Gateshead

Where urban cool meets Geordie warmth.

Gateshead Millennium Bridge


  • 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

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