Newcastle Quayside and Gateshead Quays are well known for their history of the heavy industries of coal mining, shipbuilding and engineering. The Quayside has been transformed into a cosmopolitan suburb over the last two decades, and has become a top tourist attraction for visitors in the region.
The Quayside is now a thriving area of regeneration focused on retail, services, and tourism, but it also serves the local people by connecting Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead with seven bridges over the River Tyne including the Tyne Bridge and the ‘blinking eye’ that is the Millennium Bridge.
Tourist visitors and locals are both attracted by a wonderful selection of restaurants, bars and hotels, that allows you to enjoy a luxury afternoon or evening in an upmarket atmosphere.
Visitors can also enjoy themselves by strolling along the Quayside, relaxing and gazing at the bridges of the River Tyne. Art enthusiasts will be interested in the Baltic art centre, which allows free public access to view their latest contemporary art exhibitions. Grab a ticket for a classical music performance at the new £70m music centre at the The Sage Gateshead.
The Quayside is also a great place to stay with accommodation ranging from budget hotel rooms to swanky rental apartments. For those seeking a cheap room for the weekend there are hotels such as the Premier Inn Newcastle Quayside and the Jurys Inn Newcastle Gateshead Quays on either side of the River Tyne. You can enjoy fantastic views of The Quayside in style with 4-star hotel accommodation such as the Hilton Newcastle Gateshea or Staybridge Suites.
|Hotel Name||Rating||No. Rooms|
|Hilton Newcastle Gateshead||146|
|The Vermont Hotel||101|
|Copthorne Hotel Newcastle||156|
|Staybridge Suites Newcastle||128|
|Hotel Du Vin Newcastle||42|
|Jurys Inn Newcastle||274|
|Jurys Inn Gateshead Quays||203|
|Ramada Encore Newcastle-Gateshead||200|
|Premier Inn Newcastle Quayside||152|
|Premier Inn Newcastle Millennium Bridge||82|