Newcastle Breaks

Newcastle upon Tyne is renowned UK-wide for its cultural assets - from galleries and museums to gourmet dining and must-visit pubs and bars. Any local will tell you Newcastle is an exciting place to live - but above all else, it’s the ideal destination for a British city break.

Whether you’re travelling to the North East for a business trip or family holiday, our guide to Newcastle city breaks includes everything from tips on must-see local attractions to our top restaurant recommendations and much more. After all that, we’ll give you some insight on the wide variety of serviced apartments in Newcastle and the surrounding area - because no break is complete without an amazing night’s sleep.

Things to do in Newcastle

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Theatre Royal is located on Newcastle’s beautiful Grey Street and is home to a broad selection of plays, musicals, ballet performances and other incredible live shows. If you’re ever wondering what’s on in Newcastle, look no further than the Theatre Royal’s event calendar.

The BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art can be found inside an iconic industrial building on the south bank of the River Tyne, and houses some of the latest and greatest contemporary art from across the globe. From brave new projects to internationally celebrated works, BALTIC’s ever-changing programme is simply unmissable.

The Discovery Museum is located on the edge of Newcastle’s bustling city centre, and offers an opportunity to explore the area’s rich history. Families looking for things to do in Newcastle will find no shortage of entertainment here - with tours, workshops and live performances galore, guaranteeing each visitor an experience they won’t forget.

Restaurants in Newcastle

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Luigikhan’s promises “relaxed Punjabi cuisine” in the heart of Newcastle - with authentic Indian dishes, unparalleled service and a stunning interior to boot. Newcastle restaurants don’t get much better than Luigikhan’s, where mouth-watering meals are matched only by its lively local atmosphere.

House of Tides is a Michelin-starred restaurant located on Newcastle’s picturesque Quayside, which combines rustic chic with a constantly changing menu of seasonal local produce. Sourcing only the best quality ingredients, House of Tides is renowned across the UK for its innovative approach to contemporary dining.

Old Siam is a stone’s throw away from the iconic Tyne Bridge - delivering authentic Thai cuisine to locals and visitors alike. Cooking real Thai recipes to perfection for affordable prices, Old Siam is one of the most homely restaurants in Newcastle - whilst never compromising on quality.

Pubs in Newcastle

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The Free Trade Inn is renowned far and wide for offering the best, most unobstructed view of the Quayside. When it comes to weekends in Newcastle, the breath-taking panorama visible from the pub’s beer garden is just one of the Free Trade’s many assets - with a huge selection of real ales, continental beers and whiskies sweetening the deal.

The Town Wall is one of many popular Newcastle pubs, housed inside a beautiful Georgian building - where a lively bar, striking interior and wide range of draught, hand-pulled and bottled beers are all a part of the package. Better yet, the Town Wall is less than 100 yards from Newcastle’s Central Station - making this a rather convenient rest stop during your Newcastle holiday.

The Cumberland Arms is without doubt one of the finest pubs in Newcastle - home to live folk sessions, a rotating selection of real ales and views of the superb Ouseburn Valley. Nestled in the the heart of this creative hub, the award-winning pub is the ideal place to catch an intimate gig and grab one of the best drinks you’ll find anywhere in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Getting to Newcastle

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Whether you’re travelling by plane, train or automobile, finding Newcastle won’t be hard.

By car: if you’re travelling to Newcastle in a car, you’ll be pleased to know it’s a simple journey. Accessible via the A1 (running north/south) and the A69 (running east/west), follow the appropriate motorway until you arrive in the North East’s vibrant hub.

By train: the East Coast Main Line service from London to Edinburgh stops at Newcastle’s Central Station. Jump off here and you’ll find yourself right in the bustling city centre.

By plane: Newcastle International Airport is situated just seven miles north-west of the city centre - with a Metro train station connected directly to the terminal. Buses run from the airport into the centre of Newcastle, making it easy to get where you need to be.

Serviced apartments in Newcastle

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During a wonderful weekend of culture in the North East’s lively epicentre, you’ll need somewhere equally wonderful to spend your evenings. When it comes to places to stay in Newcastle, the options are virtually endless - but our diverse range of Newcastle apartments offer the stylish city experience combined with all the comforts of home.

With Cottages in Northumberland, you can find beautifully furnished serviced apartments in Newcastle and nearby - sure to take your holiday to the next level. If you’re looking for the picturesque views found in Quayside apartments, Newcastle is your oyster - and we’re in the perfect position to help.

Explore our Newcastle apartments online today to find self catering accommodation that suits you.