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United by seven bridges across a spectacular riverscape, Newcastle (on the north bank of the River Tyne) and Gateshead (on the south bank) form a single diverse and extremely vibrant visitor destination. Culture, nightlife, award-winning dining, inspiring heritage, fantastic shopping and acclaimed architecture are linked here, as nowhere else, by the famous Geordie spirit which flows throughout NewcastleGateshead and is symbolised by Antony Gormley’s iconic Angel of the North as it welcomes travellers to the area.

Things to do

Sage Gateshead

Sage Gateshead

Fully accessible Sage Gateshead is one of the world's foremost venues for all types of music.

Hilton Newcastle Gateshead

Hilton Newcastle Gateshead

With striking views of the River Tyne and its landmark bridges, the Hilton boasts an excellent location on Gateshead Quays.

Fat Buddha

Fat Buddha

Fat Buddha’s ‘Asian Fusion’ menu brings together ingredients and flavours from China, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, Korea and Hong Kong.

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

BALTIC is a major international centre for contemporary art but it’s also a day out in itself – don’t miss BALTIC Shop, the spectacular views of the quayside, and treat yourself at SIX, the fabulous rooftop restaurant.

intu Eldon Square

intu Eldon Square

intu Eldon Square is the heart of shopping in Newcastle featuring an impressive list of over 150 high street names including Debenhams, Fenwick, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer and Topshop.

intu Metrocentre

intu Metrocentre is Europe's largest shopping and leisure centre, and with over 330 shops from major department stores to niche boutiques, intu Metrocentre has something for everyone.

Angel of the North

What to see

See our angel, our castle, our bridges and our museums and galleries.

A group of people on a night out in NewcastleGateshead


NewcastleGateshead is considered to offer one of the best nights out in the world!

Festivals and events

Not sure when to visit? Find out what’s going on when.

Planning your visit

Download your NewcastleGateshead city break guide

Enjoy an accessible break in NewcastleGateshead with our free guide.

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