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Destination guide

Experience Newcastle upon Tyne in holiday lettings

With its dramatic backdrop of Victorian elegance and industrial heritage, Newcastle upon Tyne is a vibrant, independent city with a unique mix of urban sophistication and history. From magnificent art galleries and entertainment venues to gourmet restaurants and exciting bars, you’ll find no shortage of options for how to spend your holiday in Newcastle upon Tyne. Holiday lettings put you right in the centre of the action.

History

Heritage sites near Newcastle upon Tyne holiday homes

With its long industrial history and heritage, Newcastle upon Tyne has plenty of historic sites and museums to explore. Holiday homes are available near such heritage sites as Jarrow Hall: Anglo-Saxon Farm, Village, and Bede Museum, a museum honouring the life of Venerable Bede, a monk and author. You could also visit the National Trust Washington Old Hall, a stone-built mansion with serene gardens that was once George Washington’s manor house. North East Land, Sea and Air Museums, an aviation and military history museum dedicated to England’s history, and the Stephenson Railway Museum, a museum with a collection of vintage locomotives and steam train rides, are interesting for history buffs.

Things to do

Things to do near Newcastle upon Tyne holiday homes

With so much to do in Newcastle upon Tyne, you’ll be spoilt for choice of how to spend your holiday. You could visit Beamish, the Living Museum of the North, an open-air museum of Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian life with costumed staff, or Gateshead Millennium Bridge, an iconic bridge over the River Tyne with spectacular views. Holiday homes can also be found near Angel of the North, a beautiful statue of an angel looking out over the countryside, or the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, a converted mill that now holds an international art gallery. Hadrian’s Wall Path, a long-distance footpath with views of notable landmarks and the English countryside, is also a great attraction.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Do you want to discover top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that Newcastle-upon-Tyne has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Blue Reef Aquarium (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
  • The Gate (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • City of Newcastle Golf Club (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Birtley Golf Club (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • Wet 'n' Wild Water Park (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Beamish Adventure Park (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens (13.6 mi / 21.9 km)
  • Exhibition Park (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Saltwell Park (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • WWT Washington Wetland Centre (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Herrington Country Park (7.9 mi / 12.8 km)
  • Longsands Beach (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Fly into Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.), the closest airport, located 6.3 mi (10.1 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Durham (MME-Tees Valley), which is 32.3 mi (52 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, make your way to Manors Station or Newcastle Central Station and explore the city from there. Walk to nearby metro transport at South Gosforth Station or Newcastle Airport Station if you're interested in seeing more of the city.

How to get around

Transport to Newcastle upon Tyne holiday homes

Newcastle upon Tyne is serviced by direct flights to and from many European cities. You could also take the local or regional buses or trains into the area. Upon arrival at your holiday rental, public transport and taxis are available for travel around the city. Hire cars give you the flexibility to travel throughout the area and enjoy the scenery and landmarks on your travels.

Food & drink 

Sample regional delicacies in Newcastle upon Tyne

The cuisine in Newcastle upon Tyne reflects the Viking legacy of the region and the more recent industrial heritage with practical, traditional regional dishes. Chicken Parmo, a chicken dish with breadcrumbs and white bechamel sauce, and pease pudding, yellow pea soup mixed with ham or bacon, are two of its staple meals. Panackelty, a slow-baked casserole of corned beef and root vegetables, is also a delicious dish that can be found in local restaurants and eateries near your holiday rental.

Family friendly

Family fun near Newcastle upon Tyne holiday cottages

Newcastle upon Tyne has endless options for family fun and excitement. Holiday homes are available near kid-friendly destinations like the Discovery Museum, a local maritime history museum with science exhibits, and the Great North Museum, a natural history museum with a variety of exhibits and a planetarium. The Life Science Centre, an interactive science village with a planetarium, themed showed and a 4-D motion ride, and the Wet ‘n’ Wild UK Water Park, a water park with slides, runs, soft-play areas and snacks, are also fun locations for kids.

How many holiday rentals are available around Newcastle upon Tyne?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 907 holiday lettings around Newcastle upon Tyne. From 285 flats & apartments to 436 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a rural property in Newcastle upon Tyne?

There's something inherently pleasant about escaping to the country. If you're a born-and-bred city slicker hoping for a slice of the rural life, we can help you find what you've been searching for. HomeAway has 116 countryside getaway rentals in this destination. Of course, that might not be for everyone. Luckily, HomeAway has oodles more options, including:

  • 60 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 49 riverside holiday accommodation options.
  • 48 town holiday accommodation options.

Can I stay in Newcastle upon Tyne in a large group?

Getting together with your loved ones can be a lot of fun, especially when you're sleeping under the same roof in an awesome new place! If you're travelling with a large group, HomeAway can help you out. House holiday rentals are the favoured choice for large groups of visitors, with 71 listed here. The lodging options that are perfect for large numbers here include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we've got 404 properties to rent suited to that size. Spend a night for as little as £51.
  • Looking for a place for 5 guests? We have 182 that will suit. The starting price is £54 a night.
  • Seeking properties for rent to suit 8 guests? You'll be glad to hear we have 112 that will fit the bill. You can score one from just £51 per night.

So don't fear! When you book with us you can bring your uncle, your cousin and all your mates to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Newcastle upon Tyne?

Those narrow hotel hallways are no place to spend those precious holiday moments! Look through our affordable holiday rentals now and ensure everybody in your group has room to spread out. Booking a holiday rental in City Centre is an easy way to avoid breaking the bank. We have 16 options and the average cost is £87 a night.

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