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A Monkey's Worth of Savings in NewcastleGateshead

25th March 2011

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Discover PassTHE 2011 NewcastleGateshead Discover Pass is now bigger and better than ever before with hundreds of ways to save money this holiday season.

The Discover Pass is a must-buy for any visitor wanting to get their hands on a fantastic range of discounts in the attractions in and around NewcastleGateshead, with up to 25% off on some deals. And new for this year the Pass also gives visitors some exciting discounts at a number of top bars, restaurants and hotels.

With more than 120 offers, double the number of last year, the pass can be used again and again giving you hundreds of pounds worth of savings on a trip to NewcastleGateshead this year.

Valid from April 1, visitors can take advantage of deals such as discounted tickets for performances at Dance City; 10% off your lunch bill at the stunning rooftop restaurant Six restaurant, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art , and meal deals at As You Like It, a trendy bar and restaurant in Jesmond on the outskirts of NewcastleGateshead.

There are also a number of “Buy One Get One Free” offers at attractions such as Blue Reef Aquarium, Tynemouth and Newcastle Racecourse as well as the Newcastle United Stadium Tours.

Families looking for somewhere new to go in the UK can also take advantage of the fantastic “Children Go Free” deals at Bede’s World; which celebrates the extraordinary life of the Venerable Bede, and the Centre for Life, an imaginative science centre with exciting and interactive displays including a planetarium.

And those planning a shopping trip to NewcastleGateshead can also get some great deals at the many retail centres in the area, including a free shopping and retail guide at the MetroCentre, Europe’s largest shopping centre, 10% off the Royal Quays Outlet Centre, in North Shields just outside NewcastleGateshead.

Hotels are also offering some great deals on stays in the city including: “Children Stay Free” at Jury’s Inn, 5% off the best rate at luxury city centre apartments Premier Apartment and 15% off at bespoke hostel EuroHostel, which is due to open in the heart of Newcastle at the end of March. 

You can also use the pass at a number of National Trust properties, including Gibside, Wallington and Washington Old Hall, as well as The Alnwick Castle and Garden and Beamish museum, so there is more for everyone to enjoy.

Sarah Stewart, chief executive at destination marketing agency,  NewcastleGateshead Initiative, the organisation behind the Discover Pass, said: “This year’s Discover Pass is bigger and better than ever before, with more than one hundred fantastic offers and discounts to help visitors and residents make the most of their time in NewcastleGateshead.

“We wanted to include a wider range of offers and for the first time this year we have got some great deals from restaurants and bars across NewcastleGateshead. This will allow visitors and residents to experience the full wealth and breadth of things on offer and is the city pass to have in your purse this year.

“The support we have received from businesses, all keen to get involved, has been fantastic and we look forward to welcoming many more people to the destination this year.”

Now in its fourth year the Discover Pass was used by almost 4,000 people last year and contributing to the £1.23bn tourism economy in NewcastleGateshead. 

The Discover Pass is available direct from which has information on the latest deals and top places to visit in NewcastleGateshead, or from Tourist Information Centres and costs just £10.

You can now also catch up on the latest Discover Pass news by following @DiscoverPass on Twitter and for more information on NewcastleGateshead go to  


PR Contact: Hayley Quarmby, PR Officer at NewcastleGateshead Initiative, 0191 440 5741,  or Shelley Staines, Media and PR Manager at NewcastleGateshead Initiative, 0191 440 5739,

Why 'NewcastleGateshead'?

You may wonder why the destination is described as NewcastleGateshead...

Newcastle (a city on the north bank of the River Tyne) and Gateshead (a town on the south bank of the River Tyne) have been transformed into a single cultural and cosmopolitan visitor destination: NewcastleGateshead (think Buda Pest). 

The two places are closely linked - by seven bridges across the river – and visitor attractions and events can be found on both sides.  Visitors to the area are drawn to sample attractions, galleries, live performances, sporting events, museums, restaurants, hotels and much more in both Newcastle and Gateshead - with easy pedestrian access from one to the other in a matter of minutes via the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.

Three of the area's most high-profile contemporary attractions (BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, international music centre The Sage Gateshead and world famous public art the Angel of the North) are all in Gateshead, while Newcastle brings a wealth of history and heritage (along with its world-class contemporary developments), plus an incredible choice of cosmopolitan nightlife, to the successful partnership: NewcastleGateshead.

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