A castle aficionado’s fantasy, Newcastle Upon Tyne has a historic attraction for every visitor.
Tour Ainwick Castle, the medieval castle where the Harry Potter movies were filmed, or visit a 2,000-year-old Norman stone castle at the city’s Castle Keep. Only a short drive from our Newcastle upon Tyne accommodations, spend a day exploring Hadrian’s Wall, or tour the Vindolanda Roman Fort and check out the Vindolanda writing tablets. For slightly more modern attractions, take in the stunning neoclassical architecture at Grainger Town, and get a sampling of 19th century North England daily life at the open-air Beamish Museum.
Try some traditional British pub fare at a local public house during your stay at our hotel in Newcastle upon Tyne. Go window-shopping at Eldon Square, or take in a concert at the The Sage Gateshead. There are 18th and 19th century paintings on display at Laing Art Gallery, and antiques, fossils, and live animals at the Great North Museum.
In nearby Gateshead, wander woodlands and meadows at Watergate Forest Park, horseback ride at Stepney Bank Stables, and go birdwatching at the Washington Waterfowl Park. Golfers can tee-off at Northumberland Golf Club, less than a mile from our Newcastle upon Tyne hotel.
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