No holiday in Newcastle is complete without a visit to the iconic Cathedral Church of St Nicholas – its majestic tower will blow you away. Party animals should pencil in a visit to the pubs and bars located on Quayside and Bigg Market, while those after a more relaxing evening should go for a wander around the neoclassical centre of town. Seven Stories is the perfect place for families to visit – the museum is dedicated to children’s literature featuring works by famous authors and illustrators including Jacqueline Wilson and Quentin Blake.
British Airways, easyJet, Eastern Airways and Flybe are just a few of the airlines that offer direct flights to Newcastle. The good thing about the city is that you’ll be able to fly there from a variety of different airports around the UK. You’ll fly into Newcastle Airport which is located around nine kilometres away from the city centre. Of course, it may be far swifter and cheaper to simply take the train or coach instead, depending on where you\'re travelling from. Have a look online before embarking on your holiday in Newcastle to work out the best travel option for you.
Once you arrive at the airport you’ll be able to choose from a bus, train, metro or taxi to reach your final destination. If you plan on using a taxi, there’s a booking desk situated near the domestic arrivals area or you have the option of picking one up at the taxi rank. If you catch a metro it takes around 25 minutes to reach the city centre. If you wish to travel by bus keep in mind that they run every day except Sundays.
Finding cheap hotels in Newcastle isn’t hard and you’ll be spoilt for choice as long as you make sure that you book well in advance. This way you’ll find be sure to find some amazing deals!
The city is home to a very reliable public transport system but it can sometimes be costly if you’re planning on cramming in lots of sightseeing during your Newcastle holiday. But the city’s very compact and much of it is accessible via foot making it the perfect place to visit if you’re on a budget. Walking around doesn’t cost a penny! Keep a look out for city walks along the picturesque River Tyne – they run from from May to November. Information can be found at the Tourist Information Centre.
Updated 22nd May 2013
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posted by cwileThis is one of Newcastle's bigger clubs. Its dirt cheap and great fun. Those Geordie's sure know how to party.
posted by xweldyIf you're a bit of an architecture buff, like me, you should take the opportunity to visit this beautiful 19th century cathedral. It was designed by the architect of the Houses of Parliament and is a fine example of Victorian Neo Gothic architecture.