Overshadowed by the iconic St James’ Park football stadium, home of Newcastle United FC, the sought after postcode of Leazes is located just beyond elegant Grainger Town. City breakers and those in the northeast for business are free to browse Hotwire’s exclusive selection of luxury Hot Rate hotels for unbelievable deals. Travellers have previously enjoyed savings on a stay in highly regarded 4* hotels in the area, including the Hotel Indigo, the Copthorne Hotel and the Vermont Hotel. Such hotels commonly offer free high speed Wi-Fi internet, access to deluxe fitness centres and exemplary onsite restaurants boasting a range of a la carte dishes. In addition to being within walking distance of St james’ Park, this 4* Hot Rate hotel is also in close proximity to historic Bigg Market, Leazes Park and Newcastle’s main train station.
Located just northeast of Newcastle’s city centre, the vast St James’ Park stadium dominates the skyline of Leazes. With its distinctive, lop-sided architectural style, the stadium is one of the city’s most well-loved landmarks and features a capacity of 52,000 spectators. As well as hosting major Premier League matches, St James’ has also hosted Olympic 2012 games, Rugby World Cup fixtures and a variety of pop concerts.
After catching a Sunday game at the stadium, tourists can head to the adjacent Leazes Park to relax. Established in 1873, Leazes is the oldest public park in the city and as well as offering an abundance of green open space, the park also features a large boating lake and typical Victorian bandstand.
Tourists seeking to experience some culture during their city break have an inspiring selection of museums, theatres and historical monuments to choose from. Just a stone’s throw from the hotel is the acclaimed International Centre for Life, located in Times Square. One of Newcastle’s most popular family attractions, the centre boasts a Science Theatre, a planetarium and an exciting 4D Motion Ride; guaranteeing both a fun and educational day out for children. Also within walking distance is the must-see Laing Art Gallery and Newcastle’s prestigious Theatre Royal.
In addition to boasting some of the country’s most celebrated Georgian architecture, the city’s Bigg Market area is also known for its lively nightlife scene. Newcastle’s Collingwood Street is particularly famed for its number of upmarket clubs and bars which has led locals to rename it the ‘Diamond Strip’. The nearby complex of The Gate is also home to various sophisticated restaurants and cocktail lounges which overlook the entire city, giving stunning panoramic views.