Stay at a brand new, 4* hotel in the very centre of Newcastle with fantastic excursions too!
Exploring some of the North East’s finest destinations, we take a journey into the past in this fascinating part of Britain. If you have never been to Northumberland before you don’t know what you’re missing. England’s most northern county is a charming corner of the country which you will immediately fall in love with.
Stretching from the unspoilt wilds of the Northumberland National Park, to the outstanding natural beauty of the Heritage Coast, in the Kingdom of Northumbria has some of Britain's most imposing natural scenery. Lush rolling countryside, spectacular forests, glorious sandy beaches, quaint villages and historic market towns mingle with mighty castles and ancient monuments that bear testament to the bloody battles and warring clans of a bygone era.
Sparkling cities like Newcastle, Gateshead and Durham are thriving, with lots of shopping and plenty of nightlife. Bustling market towns and pretty villages are scattered around the region which can lay claim to being ‘The Cradle of English Christianity’, particularly mystic Lindisfarne. There’s also Durham, with ‘the finest Norman Cathedral in the world’. The area has been home to pioneers across the centuries; the world’s first public railway steamed into life here, and the award-winning Gateshead Millennium Bridge, which links Newcastle & Gateshead is one of the world’s most celebrated pieces of architecture.
Newcastle and Gateshead face each other across the River Tyne, coming together at the dazzling Quayside. The area is awash with restaurants, bars, cafes, hotels and must-see attractions. Rich in culture, architecture and history, with a great reputation for style and shopping, the breadth and scope of things to see and do in Newcastle surprises even the most well-travelled visitor. Enjoy wonderful food, and relax in pavement cafes, traditional pubs and contemporary bars. Find a spot by the riverside and while away a few hours soaking up the Newcastle atmosphere. There are boat trips too, going both up-river and down-river and some amazing walks. We've been, and we loved it!
If you haven't explored this part of Britain, please do it, at least once...and we guarantee you won't do it better than on a Leisuretime holiday!