For a distinctly modern twist on a stay in merry old England, come to Gateshead––a city founded during the Roman Empire.
Combining the old and the new, there is something for every hotel guest in Gateshead. Visit Saltwell Towers for a tour of a fairy tale-inspired Victorian home, designed by William Wailes and filled with stained glass windows. For a great European postcard photo opportunity, check out the enormous steel “Angel of the North” sculpture watching over the town.
Our Gateshead accommodations are located right alongside the MetroCentre, recognized as Britain’s biggest shopping center. After a day of shopping and sightseeing, take in a show at the Sage Gateshead, a beautifully modern building that hosts exhibits, musical performances and lectures. In addition, the Baltic Center for Contemporary Art features ever-changing modern art displays and exhibits in a beautiful 1930s-era building.
The British are well-known for “pub crawls,” and there are plenty of opportunities for those here. While there are dozens of pubs in the city, The Aletaster is known for some especially good local brews. Afterwards, look into the timetable for the convenient Quaylink public transit system that can take you right back to your Gateshead hotel room.