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When it comes to city breaks laced with cultural events, stunning landscapes that mix modern structures with historic hidden gems, and sophisticated city living minutes from the coast - few destinations have what it takes to tick all the boxes for the perfect short-break. 

Fine dining, late night-shopping and year-round festivals and events make NewcastleGateshead more than just a party city. Linked by seven iconic bridges the two places form a cultural hub that is home to such wonders as BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Life Science Centre and of course, the iconic Angel of the North

The NewcastleGateshead quayside area is spectacular day and night with its mix of bars, restaurants and iconic landmarks such as the Gateshead Millennium Bridge and The Sage Gateshead.

The compact city is a great place to relax with friends, snuggle in a smart city hotel with someone special and create memories that last a lifetime. Every year we welcome visitors from across the world for the annual EAT! NewcastleGateshead food festival; Juice - NewcastleGateshead’s Festival for Children and Young People; and Evolution Weekender – the largest urban music festival in the country.

NewcastleGateshead is also a world-class destination for theatre with Live Theatre, Northern Stage and Theatre Royal Newcastle providing everything from new writing, contemporary classics and West End musicals.

Within minutes of the city is the stunning North East coast. Its award winning Blue Flag beaches boast the best surf outside of Cornwall and are the perfect location for more leisurely outdoor pursuits and traditional seaside attractions.

So whether you’re looking to soak up local history, relax on the city’s cosmopolitan quayside or take in some culture, NewcastleGateshead has it all.