Positioned on the banks of the River Tyne, the northeastern town of Gateshead is defined by the iconic silhouette of the Millennium Bridge and its stunning quayside architecture. Hotwire offers savvy travellers the chance to save on a city break or business trip by choosing from a selection of carefully handpicked 3.5* Hot Rate hotels in Gateshead, such as this one. Previous customers have been lucky enough to unlock deals on the Vermont Hotel, the Staybridge Suites and the Sheraton, amongst other prestigious brands. Guests have been impressed with the range of facilities offered by these hotels, including free unlimited Wi-Fi internet throughout, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, exclusive fitness suites, sophisticated a la carte restaurants and access to professional onsite business and conferencing centres. Enjoying a highly sought after location just a stone’s throw from the quayside, hotel guests are just a short walk from the town centre, Sage Centre and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.
Often overshadowed by the adjacent metropolis of Newcastle, Gateshead is an inspiring tourist attraction in its own right, with many historic and cultural gems to discover. Gateshead is most commonly associated with its many striking works of architecture which are dotted across the town. One such example is the unmistakable Gateshead Millennium Bridge which links the town to Newcastle across the River Tyne. Popularly nicknamed the ‘Blinking Eye Bridge’, the structure’s unique tilting oval shape dominates the waterfront and is symbolic of the town itself. The Sage Gateshead concert venue and the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art combine cultural significance with remarkable architecture, making them both must-see destinations for tourists.
Set just south of Gateshead on the A1 motorway is one of the country’s most enduring works of sculpture, the Angel of the North. Designed by Anthony Gormley to welcome motorists into Gateshead and to represent the legacy of industry in the area, the 66ft steel structure is regarded as an ‘Icon of England’.
A trip to the northeast is incomplete without a day spent exploring its most famous city, Newcastle. Brimming with its own unique heritage and culture, this exciting city offers an endless list of things to do and see. Sightseers seeking to explore Newcastle’s history can head to its Castle or the elegant Georgian area of Grainger Town, whilst those keen to experience the city’s famed nightlife scene are advised to head to the lively Bigg Market and Quayside areas for the most popular bars and clubs.