Newcastle is a hugely popular destination with those looking for a fun-packed break with friends and city breaks in Newcastle attract a wide range of tourists.
Many people choose Newcastle holidays for a stag or hen party and with plenty of bars, pubs and clubs to choose from, it is an ideal location for a wild weekend.
Newcastle has won numerous awards for its fantastic nightlife and with plenty of nightspots and a friendly welcoming atmosphere, it is ideal for an exciting night out. One of the most popular places in the city is The Gate Complex, which has restaurants, up-market clubs and a 12 screen cinema.
There are also plenty of bars and clubs in the Bigg Market and Quayside areas of the city, while Collingwood Street (known locally as the 'Diamond Strip') has a number of chic, high-end bars and is a great place to grab a few cocktails.
Newcastle has fantastic shopping facilities so Newcastle holidays don't always have to be about wild nights out! If you're seeking great shops and are hoping to indulge in a bit of retail therapy when you visit Newcastle, you will not be disappointed. The city centre has plenty of shops offering everything from designer labels to high street fashion, and with plenty of independent traders and markets to choose from, you're sure to find something that appeals.
If you want to explore the city and soak up some culture, there are plenty of things to see and do on a holiday in Newcastle. The city's football team, Newcastle United, play their home games at the huge St James' Park stadium and you may wish to time your trip to Newcastle to catch a match and experience the fantastic atmosphere created by the 'Toon Army'.
Art lovers will simply adore Newcastle as the city boasts a number of impressive galleries, including the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and the Laing Art Gallery. There are also public works of art spread across the city and the surrounding region, the most famous of which being the huge Angel of the North sculpture, located nearby on the outskirts of Gateshead.