Welcome to Newcastle
Infamously one of the liveliest cities in the UK, with a feast of attractions on your doorstep.
Newcastle could be up there with one of the best places for a UK city break. With so many different areas each offering new sights, sounds and experiences, you’ll be amazed at how much there is to see or do. Conveniently, YHA Newcastle Central sits in at the heart of all the action- the perfect location for exploring.
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Angel of the North
The Angel of the North has been welcoming visitors to Gateshead since 1998. The sculpture is taller than four double deckers and its wingspan is as big as a jumbo jet. It is one of the most famous sculptures in the UK so it's definitely a must-see when visiting Newcastle.
Cycle along the Tyne
Cycling along the Tyne is perfect for seeing all the amazing sites Newcastle has to offer. If you’re feeling energetic, you can peddle your way to the town of Tynemouth on the coast.
Walk the seven bridges
The Tyne Bridge is an iconic part of the city of Newcastle. Did you know there are six other bridges across the Tyne that offer pretty views of the river? Wander along the Swing Bridge as it gets dark for a pretty view of the Millennium Bridge’s vibrant, coloured lights.
Escape the city at Jesmond Dene
Jesmond Dene is a short stroll from the heart of the city and is a relaxing mood of woodland walks. Pack a picnic and take some time out by the waterfall where you can enjoy the tranquil surroundings without spending a penny.
Walk the Walk of Fame
Newcastle’s Walk of Fame is located at Quayside, which is probably the most iconic area of Newcastle. Featuring the likes of Alan Shearer and Ant & Dec, how many names can you spot?
There's nowhere quite like Newcastle
From it's vibrant city centre to the stunning coastline which stretches for miles into Northumberland into the North, and down towards the famous River Tyne, there's nowhere quite like Newcastle. Whether you're planning a city break what is packed with culture and heritage or you simply want to find out where to find the best must-see attractions in the North East, we can help you to explore the stunning city of Newcastle.
The Angel of the North has been welcoming visitors to Gateshead since 1998. The sculpture is huge, you won’t miss it! It is taller than four double deckers and its wingspan is as big as a jumbo jet.
Immerse yourself in the history of Newcastle and Tyneside told through permanent displays and temporary exhibitions over three floors focusing on the area's maritime, scientific and technological impo
If you’re wanting to escape the buzz of the city life take a twenty minute trip to the North East coastline.
The Metro centre is the largest indoor shopping and leisure centre in Europe and has a vast variety of shops, restaurants and leisurely activities, including an IMAX cinema.
This medieval fortified castle holds hundreds of years of Newcastle's history among its walls.
The Geordie capital is known for a wild night out as Newcastle city centre draws large crowds every night, including students, locals, tourists, celebs and stag and hen dos.
St. James’ Park is home to Newcastle’s own football club, Newcastle United and is one of the most visited attractions within the region.
Enjoy a variety of live shows and events in this beautiful landmark building.
Probably the most famous sight to see in Newcastle, the Tyne Bridge links Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead.