Newcastle. It’s a great place to visit really. Now, you may not have been there, but once you’ve read this we hope you’ll want to. There is loads to do in Newcastle, and there’s also plenty of places for you stay while you’re there, so let’s take a look at what makes for a good holiday in Newcastle.

So, what’s fun in Newcastle?

To kick off our selection of the best things you can do in new castle, we’ll be heading to the Beamish Museum. This delightful place takes you back in time to give you a taste of what life was like in the Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian life. You’ll be able to see what was really going on back then with the help of costumed staff who can teach you about the good old days, so it’s definitely worth checking out. Alternatively, if you’re looking for more in the way of local history, why not head over to the castle? This castle has stood the test of time, having been built sometime between 1168 and 1178, and has a very rich background for people to take a look at.

On the other hand, if you’re looking for something which is a little more old fashioned, then it is worth having a look at Saltwell Park. This stunning manor house has a boating lake, bowling greens, and some stunning gardens to explore, and is definitely a good idea for people who want something a little quieter and more relaxed when it comes to a day out.

The Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

So, where can I stay in Newcastle?

If you’re interested in the sights of Newcastle, then you might as well find somewhere to stay and make a proper adventure of it. There’s plenty of places to stay. Of course, you’ll find things like Travelodges and Premier Inns, but there are many other decent places to stay too. For example, there is the Vermont Hotel, which is a place of luxury and comfort for its guests. Alternatively, there are other places like the Sandman Signature Hotel, which boasts a sports bar alongside the luxury suites for guests, and there’s also the County Hotel, which is a much more old fashioned place to stay, combining a Victorian lodging with modern comforts, and there are also dining facilities available.

Overall, if you’re going to Newcastle, then you’re in for a treat. The population of just under 300,000 for the city makes it the largest city in the North East, and a with a mix of culture, entertainment, sports, restaurants and museums, Newcastle is a great place to visit for a city break. There’s so much history in the city to explore, with plenty of other historical buildings and museums available to have a look in. And with places like Saltwell Park available for you to visit as well, you’ll be able to do something which satisfies both families and people visiting without little ones. Plus, there’s plenty of hotels and accommodation for you to stay in while you’re in the city, so you can really take the time to explore properly, and see all the rich history, culture and broad entertainment options that this charming city has to offer people who come to visit.

On Stay In Britain, we now also list some of the best student accommodation in Newcastle, for those studying at Newcastle University.