City Breaks

Newcastle upon Tyne offers the authentic, unadulterated city break experience. Combining breath-taking urban architecture with award-winning cuisine and sensational shopping options, there’s a lot more to the city than our famous Geordie spirit - although that’s certainly a welcome bonus.

When it comes to short breaks, Newcastle has all the ingredients for an unforgettable adventure in the beating heart of the North East. Whether you’re considering a long weekend in Newcastle or a longer holiday in this diverse and characterful corner of the country, it’s time to find out more about what makes the Northern hotspot such a popular destination.

Retail therapy

Ideal for weekend breaks, Newcastle is home to some of the best shopping experiences you’ll find anywhere in the UK. Take on the bustling high street - bursting with Britain’s favourite brands - or explore Newcastle’s backstreets to find boutiques, independents and speciality stores galore.

From affordable essentials to unique treasures you won’t find anywhere else, shopping in Newcastle offers something for everyone - and for those with the stamina, it pays to investigate every nook and cranny of this retail mecca.

World-class culture

When you’re in Newcastle, weekend breaks give you a chance to sink your teeth into North East culture - and the city’s creative credentials are undeniable. From New Bridge Street’s Laing Art Gallery to the Quayside’s BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, visitors interested in art and design will find their paradise in this city - with everything from 18th century treasures to postmodern masterpieces to be found.

It doesn’t stop there, either - music aficionados are sure to find their sanctuary at the world-famous Sage Gateshead, while theatre lovers can enjoy a calendar full of incredible shows at the magnificent Theatre Royal.

Rich heritage

Contrasting beautifully with the city’s metropolitan appeal, Newcastle is also home to a broad spectrum of historical landmarks and signs of its rich local heritage - giving visitors plenty of incentive to explore the area on foot during an extended weekend break in Newcastle.

Feast your eyes on the beautifully restored Newcastle Castle and journey through the Ouseburn’s Victoria Tunnel - which runs beneath the city of Newcastle, from the Town Moor down to the Tyne.

Fine dining

When you spend a long weekend in Newcastle, you’ll have first-class cuisine handed to you on a silver platter. Whether you’re looking for a light bite at lunchtime or a night of decadence in a Michelin-starred eatery, you’ll find just the thing to satisfy your appetite.

Dining options range from the elegant two-floor bistro that is Cafe Royal to gourmet British restaurant House of Tides, where impeccable service meets one-of-a-kind menus - so it’s safe to say you won’t struggle to find places to eat in Newcastle.

Vibrant nightlife

After the lights go out, the city of Newcastle comes alive - and whether you’re on the hunt for an authentic British pub or an offbeat bar in the heart of the city, you’re sure to find a watering hole with your name on it. In Newcastle, weekends combine the best of both worlds - with a broad selection of relaxed, intimate drinking spots and an electrifying lineup of clubs found throughout the city.

First-rate accommodation

The only way to complete your city break in the North East is to find somewhere great to stay that’ll get you as close to all the action as possible. In and around the city of Newcastle, apartments, cottages and holiday homes offer a diverse range of accommodation options for visitors from far and wide - whether you’re embarking on a long weekend away with friends or a week-long stay in the city with the whole family.

As every self-catering property is beautifully furnished and filled with all the amenities of home, you can experience the delights of this wonderful city without compromising on comfort.

Newcastle breaks are the ideal way to explore the North East’s lively capital at your own pace - and if you’re ready to visit, we’d love to take care of your accommodation. Give us a call on 0191 231 3021 if you’d like some inside information from the locals before you take the next step. Alternatively, find a property that’s perfect for you and book your city break today if you’re ready to take on this spectacular city.