The north-east of England is an area of breathtaking beauty and landscapes. Tyne and wear is a metropolitan county situated in exactly this part of the country. It consists of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, the city of Sunderland, South Tyneside and North Tyneside. Tyne and wear is situated to the south of the historic Northumberland county and above County Durham. This is a region crammed with interesting places and things to see and do and the self catering accommodation across the county will allow you to explore all you’d like to.
This county is surrounded by beautiful and unique landscapes and like in many other picturesque parts of the UK, hiking, cycling and exploring the region are popular activities. People enjoy visiting this beautiful part of England, and there is no dearth of guesthouses, rental self catering homes and cottages and other kinds of accommodation. Depending on what you want to do, it is possible to stay either in or near one of the cities. Visiting museums and art galleries, enjoying local activities and great food are also popular ways to spend time in Tyne and Wear. There are a number of guided tours on offer to choose from.
There are many attractions and places of interest in Tyne and Wear: from museums, art galleries, and other urban sights, to the beautiful countryside, the coast, and heritage sites such as old Roman ruins and medieval castles. Some places of historic interest include the Alnwick castle, often used as a film location; Bamburgh Castle, situated on the coast of Northumberland; as well as the Warkworth Castle. Some museums include The Discovery Museum, The Great North Museum as well as the Arbeia, which is a Roman fort and also has a museum.
The weather in Tyne and Wear is temperate. Expect relatively warm summers and quite cool winters. The highest average temperature occurs in July and peaks at a very pleasant 20 degrees Celsius. January sees the coolest average temperature at 7 degrees. The annual rainfall for this part of the UK is around 23 inches.
Newcastle International Airport (NCL) is a large airport with flights throughout the UK. The airport is situated about 10 km outside the city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne itself. The region is also well connected by train, with the Pennines express and Crosscountry trains connecting it to various parts of the UK. Fly to Newcastle from many other UK cities including London Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW), Plymouth (PLH), Southampton (SOU), Bristol (BRS) and Exeter (EXT).