Angel of the North, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear

Angel of the North, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear

Mixing world class urban centres with a family fun seaside coast, Tyne & Wear is home to the North East’s great cultural capital and centre for art and design, NewcastleGateshead flanking the River Tyne quayside. Iconic public art and heritage sites are here in Tyne & Wear, the North East’s heart, including the Angel of the North statue and the Wearmouth – Jarrow Anglo Saxon monasteries.

NewcastleGateshead Riverscape

NewcastleGateshead Riverscape

Newcastle-upon-Tyne is a best European city break for art and music, family fun interactive museums, dazzling modern architecture, funky bars and nightlife, and a chic shopping scene. Highlights in the arts are southside of the Tyne on the Gateshead waterfront, including the mighty converted mill, BALTIC contemporary art gallery and the unique domed Sage concert hall. From family fun museums like the Life Science Centre and Discovery Museum to best art galleries the Laing Art Gallery and famous independent cinema The Tyneside Cinema - Newcastle is a city break catering for all tastes.

South Shields Beaches & Watersports

South Shields Beaches & Watersports

More great nightlife, family theme parks and fantastic beaches for watersports feature on Newcastle’s seaside coast at South Shields and Tynemouth. From beautiful lighthouses and coastal walks at Whitley Bay and Whitburn to award-winning watersports beaches at South Shields and Tynemouth, Tyne & Wear’s coastline offers a great mix of scenic coastline, bustling seaside resorts and award-winning beach bays. Tour the dramatically sited headland ruins of Tynemouth Priory or if shopping is more your scene, discover hundreds of favourite high street shops, a cinema, restaurants and play centres all under one shopping village roof at Britain’s largest shopping centre – MetroCentre.

National Glass Centre Sunderland

National Glass Centre Sunderland

Boosted by world class universities (and football teams), Tyne & Wear’s urban centres are stylish modern cities with a proud industrial heritage. Visit Sunderland’s National Glass Centre on the banks of the River Wear, home to the UK’s largest glass collection or take in a match or tour of the Stadium of Light football stadium. Sunderland’s beautiful coastline around Roker and Seaburn featuring more iconic lighthouses and family friendly beach bays is within easy reach of the city centre.

Souter Lighthouse (NT), Whitburn

Souter Lighthouse (NT), Whitburn

Base yourself in the heart of the North East and choose from stylish seaside guests houses to country house hotels and luxury city centre apartments. Tyne & Wear is the region’s major transport hub, with ferry services from Europe running regularly from North Shields and Newcastle International Airport situated just 6 miles north west of the city.

Accommodation in Tyne and Wear

  • Whitley Bay
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    Fun family holiday park in Whitley Bay near Newcastle, close to the beach with indoor pool, restaurant, bar and family entertainment. Superfast WiFi available.
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    £385
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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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    £364
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    12 luxury cottages in Cramlington sleeping up to 8 people, self-catering accommodation in tranquil area with easy access for Newcastle, parking & Wi-Fi access.
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    £525
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    Luxury cottage at Rowlands Gill, set within 100 acres of grounds. Opposite Gibside and adjacent to the Derwent Walk. Ideal for families. 14th century chapel on-site.
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  • Heddon on the Wall
    Sleeps 6
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    £300
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 6
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    Sleeping up to six people in two bedrooms, this single storey cottage is on a working farm with stunning views, in the village of Heddon-on-the-Wall near Hexham.
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    £79
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    Modern self catering apartments in Newcastle just a five minute walk from Central Station. Our apartments sleep 2 or 4 people, ideal for couples or families.
     
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    £25
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    Travelodge Gateshead budget hotel just 0.75 miles from Newcastle Arena & 3 miles from other Newcastle amenities. Great rates from £29 available!
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    With free parking and modern rooms with luxury power showers, the hotel is just off the A1(M), a short drive from Newcastle, Sunderland and Washington's business parks.
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  • Whitley Bay
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    £96
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    With a stay at The Chedburgh B&B in Whitley Bay, you'll be close to Blue Reef Aquarium and Tynemouth Castle. This bed & breakfast is within the vicinity of St Paul's Monastery a...
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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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