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

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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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  • Whitley Bay
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    £23
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    Stylishly presented Whitley Bay Bed & Breakfast with family rooms available, Sky TV, free wifi and free parking nearby. Quiet residential location close to attractions.
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    Budget Newcastle Airport Hotel with comfortable ensuite rooms, free parking, early check in/ late check out service & adjacent Toby Carvery restaurant. Wi-Fi service.
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  • Cullercoats, nr. Tynemouth
    Sleeps 4
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    £297
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    Within yards of the seafront where views towards the Priory can be admired, this terraced, 1850’s former fisherman’s cottage is in an ideal location for a relaxing holiday and f...
     
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  • Tynemouth
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    £357
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    Self-catering holiday cottage in Tynemouth providing comfortable accommodation for a family with pets also welcome. Close to the beach and popular attractions.
     
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  • Newcastle upon Tyne
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    £45
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    On the banks of the River Tyne, tucked away in Newcastle's vibrant Quayside, this stunning 4-star boutique hotel offers stylish rooms, superb views, a gym, a luxurious spa and f...
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  • Newcastle upon Tyne
    Sleeps 6
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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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    £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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    Premier Inn South Shields Port Of Tyne is about 2 miles from the town centre, which is easily accessed by road or Metro. On-site Taybarns buffet-style restaurant. Parking. Wi-Fi
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    In the Royal Quays Retail Park, just off the A19, less than 8 miles (12.9 km) from the heart of Newcastle's city centre. Adjacent to cruise and ferry terminal. Parking, Wi-Fi.
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