The North East

Whether you’re looking for lively nightlife, great shopping experiences or stunning coastlines, a stay in the North East is truly unforgettable. Revel in the hustle and bustle of city centres or amble around quiet historic streets. Enjoy trendy suburbs or discover golden sandy shores in seaside towns.

Voted the best place to visit in 2018, Newcastle upon Tyne is one of the most iconic cities in Britain. A prominent social hub within the North East, the university city is well known for its popular nightlife and shopping scene. Boasting theatres, museums, events and festivals, there is always something going on.

Opposite Newcastle on the other side of the River Tyne, you’ll find the town of Gateshead. Connected by seven bridges, including the Millennium Bridge, both Newcastle and Gateshead can be easily explored. Known for its architecture, it is home to the Angel of the North, the Sage and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art so you won’t be short of things to uncover.

Just a few miles from Newcastle city centre is the upscale suburb of Jesmond. Packed with trendy pubs, cocktail bars and eclectic restaurants, this area is ideal if you prefer to escape the norm. Take your pick of independent cafes and boutique shops. Take a long walk through Jesmond Dene and you’ll instantly feel relaxed in the lush, green space.

Eight miles from Newcastle upon Tyne is the beautiful village of Tynemouth. Popular for its tranquil seafront and sandy shores, it’s the perfect place to relax. Amble along the promenade or take to the waves on your surfboard. Throughout the village, you’ll come across fascinating attractions and interesting buildings – many of which feature a Blue Plaque.

The historic city of Durham is filled with charm. There is a reason why The Independent named it one of the best cities to visit in 2020. With restaurants, bars, pubs and shops in abundance, there is always something new to try. Durham is steeped in history and boasts a Norman cathedral as well as an 11th-century castle.

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