Angel of the North, Gateshead

Angel of the North, Gateshead

Flanking the southern banks of the Tyne, Gateshead in Tyne & Wear faces Newcastle across the river and is home to a selection of the North East's top arts centres along its quayside including the landmark multi-purpose Sage Gateshead with two auditoria and the converted mighty mill contemporary art gallery - BALTIC. Move inland and more attraction gems are to be found in arts rich Gateshead including the acclaimed Shipley Art Gallery, home to the North East's most famous painting - the Blaydon Races by William Irving.

The Concourse, Sage Gateshead

The Concourse, Sage Gateshead

Two top attractions in Gateshead stand out as must visits on any tour of the North East. The iconic 'Angel of the North' statue by Antony Gormley, visible from and easily accessed off the A1, is a top 10 British landmark. Nothing prepares you for the huge scale of this giant landmark which you can get right up close to and view from any angle - parking is adjacent and entry is free! The site of the 'Angel of the North' is on what was the old Team Colliery and pit baths, but mining has taken place on this site right back to the 1500s.

Metrocentre Gateshead

Metrocentre Gateshead

Shopaholics won't want to miss a visit to Britain's largest shopping centre, Metrocentre in Gateshead, a shopping, dining and leisure village packed with top designer and high street fashion stores, cinemas, restaurants, a fantastic choice of discount stores and a fun play centre for children. Metrocentre is also easily accessed just off the A1. Just a few miles outside of the town you're in glorious countryside, home to great National Trust estates like the Georgian landscape gardens of Gibside.

Search a wide choice of Gateshead hotels, B&Bs and self-catering accommodation here on Iknow, all offering exceptional value prices and quality accommodation within easy reach of the Newcastle Gateshead quayside. Stay on the arts side of the Tyne and book Gateshead accommodation now.

Accommodation in Gateshead

  • Rowlands Gill   (6.7 miles from the centre of Gateshead)
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    Luxury holiday cottage Rowlands Gill, set within 100 acres, opposite Gibside and adjacent to the Derwent Walk. Open plan and family friendly. WiFi and gardens. 14thC chapel onsite.
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  • Newcastle upon Tyne   (0.2 miles from the centre of Gateshead)
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    £180
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    Award-winning luxury town house apartment in Newcastle/Gateshead just yards from the Quayside, Baltic and the Sage with free parking, WiFi, 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Sleeps 6.
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  • Gateshead   (1.8 miles from the centre of Gateshead)
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    Just off the A1 in Gateshead, this Premier Inn has free parking, family-friendly rooms and a Flaming Grill Pub Restaurant. Newcastle city centre is a 10-minute drive away.
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  • Gateshead   (0.3 miles from the centre of Gateshead)
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    £99
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    With a stay at Ramada Encore Newcastle-Gateshead in Gateshead, you'll be minutes from BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Quayside. This hotel is within close proximity of Ty...
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  • Gateshead   (1.6 miles from the centre of Gateshead)
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    With free parking and good-value en suite rooms. Stylish and modern hotel just off the A1(M) and only 2.5 miles (4 km) from Newcastle's city centre and quayside nightlife.
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  • Newcastle upon Tyne   (3.2 miles from the centre of Gateshead)
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    With a stay at Holiday Inn Express Newcastle Metrocentre in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, you'll be close to metrocentre and St. James' Park. This hotel is within close proximity of Newc...
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  • Washington   (3.8 miles from the centre of Gateshead)
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    £118
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    With a stay at Mercure Newcastle George Washington Hotel Golf and Spa in Washington, you'll be close to Washington Old Hall and Angel of the North. This golf hotel is within the...
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  • Gateshead   (0.6 miles from the centre of Gateshead)
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    With a stay at Jurys Inn Newcastle Gateshead Quays, you'll be centrally located in Gateshead, minutes from BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Quayside. This hotel is within ...
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