This excellent Top Secret Hotel is our top pick for your upcoming visit, situated in a superb location 10 min from Newcastle metrocentre. Whether you are planning to visit for business or pleasure, this 4 star property guarantees a relaxing and peaceful stay with all the modern amenities you could possibly need. If you’re travelling into the city with private transport, the hotel provides secure onsite parking for your convenience and safety. Otherwise, there are superb public transport links nearby, which can whisk you to any corner of the city in no time at all. Facilities made available to guests during their stay include room service, high speed internet connection and daily housekeeping. Each of the spacious and sleek guest rooms are fitted with air conditioning, television and telephone, and boast an en-suite bathroom with bathtub and complimentary toiletries.
Newcastle’s namesake can be discovered on the site of Castle Garth Keep, where visitors can see one of the few remaining fragments of the original stronghold – the square Norman keep. Upon stepping inside, you are able to explore the beautiful chapel and an extensive exhibition of architectural models, including buildings and landmarks spanning centuries. For unparalleled panoramic views of the city’s skyline, head up to the rooftop – arguably the best viewing platform in town!
There’s a variety of ways you can tour the city in order to familiarise yourself with the area and get to see many of the important landmarks and attractions at a glance. So whether you prefer to take a tailor-made walking tour through the streets or cruise along the Tyne on a River Cruise Tour, you’ll be able to see much of the city from different viewpoints, before you visit each sight individually and in more detail. There is also a popular ‘Hop-on Hop-off’ tour on an open-top, double-decker bus which passes the main hotspots and allows travellers to get on and off at any one of the 17 strategically placed stops.
Finding entertainment for young kids can sometimes be tricky amongst the castle, galleries and museums, but Newcastle has plenty to offer that will ensure children will have just as much fun as the adults on holiday! The Seven Stories museum is housed in an original Victorian mill, which was recently converted to host a series of delightful, hands-on exhibits dedicated to children’s literature. The magical world of storybooks is spread over 7 floors and covered in intricate illustrations and artwork, manuscripts and applied activities. Budding authors and illustrators should not miss a trip to this charming spot!