Newcastle upon Tyne is an area that is as modern as it is rich in history. Those who love art and exploring museums will find plenty to do as will travellers hoping for a bit of the nightlife. Taking a holiday rental in Newcastle upon Tyne is a great choice for families, groups of young people and anyone else who wants a holiday with plenty to do.
While a holiday to Newcastle upon Tyne can be relaxing if you choose, there is also plenty to keep you busy. You can take a walk along the famous River Tyne and view the Tyne Bridge, a “suspended deck” bridge that is admired by engineers all over the world. Travellers who enjoy European history will want to make a stop to the remains of the Castle Keep, parts of which were built in the 1200’s. The area is teeming with theatre, music and sports venues to fit the taste and style of just about every traveller. Those on holiday with children may consider a visit to the Centre for Life, a science museum and research facility. Children can take part in one of the many interactive exhibits while the whole family learns about DNA, stem cell research and more. If you holiday to Newcastle upon Tyne in June, you will be fortunate enough take part in The Hoppings. This is the most elaborate of all of the travelling fairs in Europe.
Art lovers must stop by Opus Art, a contemporary museum featuring works by some of the biggest names in the genre including Andy Warhol, Dan Baldwin and many others. The Metro Centre is just a short ride to nearby Gateshead. The Metro Centre is Europe’s largest shopping centre. Whatever you seek can likely be found at this most contemporary marketplace.
The amount of rainfall in Newcastle upon Tyne is pretty steady throughout the year. Each month brings between 5 and 6 cm of rain. No matter when you choose to holiday to Newcastle upon Tyne, you will need to bring your umbrella. The temperatures in this area are a bit milder than in some other parts of the country. The coldest temperatures occur between December and February when the average high is around 7 to 8 degrees.
The summer months are significantly warmer, but with average highs of just 17 to 20 degrees, it does not get overly warm.
For travellers wishing to fly to Newcastle upon Tyne, the most obvious choice would be to use the Newcastle Airport (NCL). If you want to try and find the best bargain, however, you may choose to try other airports such as Tees Side (MME) which is 54 km away or Carlisle (CAX) which a 76 km drive. Those who prefer rail travel can arrive to Newcastle Central Station which is served by three major operators: East Coast, Transpennine Express and Cross Country Trains.
Newcastle-upon-Tyne will be hosting events during the London Olympics, and with accommodation in Newcastle for the Olympic Games, you're right next to the sporting action.