Newcastle Upon Tyne is a vibrant and exciting city located on the north bank of the River Tyne. Those staying in self catering accommodation in the vicinity will not only have access to the beautiful countryside of the region but also easy access to a city with excellent nightlife, shopping and cultural experiences.
Newcastle Upon Tyne has no less than six bridges, the oldest of which dates back to 1876. Just north of one of these bridges lies Castle Keep, which has several artefacts from archaeological finds on display. The Black Gate, which once formed part of Castle Keep, was built around the same time as St Nicholas Cathedral, an architecturally inspiring building that dates back to the 14th and 15th centuries.
There are several museums and galleries here, including the Discovery Museum that illustrates the town’s history of ship building, the Centre for Life, which hosts a Science Village, Newburn Hall Motor Museum, Great North Museum and the Seven Stories Museum, dedicated to historical children’s books. For those with a passion for art, get along to the Baltic Centre to see the latest contemporary art.
The memorial of Queen Victoria, Earl Greys Monument, Customs House and Trinity House are all places of great historical interest and a section of Newcastle’s medieval stone walls can be viewed in one of the town''s charming side streets.
There are plenty of outdoor attractions, including Jesmonde Dene, a most attractive park. Consider taking a walk or a cycle ride to the old Mill, or wander through the forest garden at Gibside.
Whether you come to the city for its shopping, culture or the renowned nightlife, for accommodation in the area see holiday cottages in Newcastle Upon Tyne.