A wise man once said ‘home is where the heart is’ and Newcastle captured our hearts the moment we stepped foot into the city. How could you not fall in love with everything that ‘the Toon’ has to offer? From shopping and eating to sports, music, theatre and art: Newcastle is the place to be for everyone and anyone.

Let’s start at the heart of the city: The Quayside. It is dripping with culture from the unique art displayed in the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art to the new writing performed at Live Theatre. The works will leave your imagination hungry for more, but don’t worry, there is a variety of restaurants that can solve that issue. Fancy a coffee? Why not pop into CatPawCino Cat Café and snack while you pet? Or if you’re fancying something a little less furry there is always the Pitcher and Piano located right by the river for dinner with those gorgeous Geordie views.

However, if nothing on the Quayside fulfils your needs, you are only a 10-minute walk away from the city centre! Packed with the finest Northern cuisine (such as 29 Greggs outlets) as well as foods from hundreds of other cultures.

Newcastle can entertain more than just your stomach. We are home to the North East’s largest inner-city music festival ‘Hit the North’ that has hosted many of the country’s newest stars such as Tom Grennan, RatBoy and Newcastle’s very own Sam Fender. The festival takes place in a range of different music venues around the city including the O2 Academy, Think Tank Underground, The Boilershop and many more.

Alternatively, we are also home to the theatres such as the Theatre Royal and Northern Stage. The current hit musical ‘Kinky Boots’ is running at the Theatre Royal after its successes on London’s West End and Broadway and Northern Stage host events such as Shakespeare Schools Festival alongside plays such as Dylan Thomas’ ‘Under Milk Wood’.

This city is an all singing, all dancing phenomenon. No matter your age, gender, religion or ethnicity, Newcastle manages to cater for all people, guaranteeing a good time for everybody.

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Booked a one night dinner bed and breakfast rate here as a staycation. Check in was amazing, Claire was exceptionally friendly and welcoming, room was spotless and we got a nice upgrade. Dinner in Marco Pierre White was great as part of the offer, Trina the Manager in the restaurant was amazing and so hospitable. She was hilarious, efficient and professional all at the same time. Both her and Claire are exemplary hosts. Parking attached and easy accessed. I will come back to this little hotel!
Andrew N, London

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