Newcastle Tourist Information

Newcastle & Gateshead riverscape

Newcastle & Gateshead riverscape

The complete world class city break package, Newcastle is Britain’s great riverside city jewel, a modern architectural marvel with a spectacular Quayside showcasing some of the world’s most famous bridges and landmark arts venues, backed up by a weighty history in innovation, design and engineering. Newcastle excels in favourite city break themes from a fantastic central shopping and legendary nightlife scene to internationally acclaimed theatres, sports venues, free museums and art galleries, a range of tours and a mix of themed quarters from leafy fashionable Jesmond to culture rich Ouseburn on the riverside.

Enjoy a year round programme of festivals and events across  Newcastle’s world class sports, leisure, entertainment, live music and arts venues. This North East capital is one of Britain’s best cities for theatre and film, home to the Royal Shakespeare Company’s regional hub at the Theatre Royal and the Art Deco Tyneside Cinema. 

Easy to explore either on foot or via the city’s Metro light railway system, Newcastle is served by a busy international airport situated just 6 miles north of the city centre. Central station is on the fast East Coast mainline route, under 4 hours by train from London! A range of tours are available to visitors, from sightseeing open top bus tours to football stadium tours and river cruises. Experience the North East’s great riverside centre for the arts, architecture, design, shopping, nightlife and sports – book Newcastle city breaks online now with Iknow.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.