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The latest 2015 pocket guidebook for Newcastle upon Tyne is out. This 68 page guide to north East England is a great resource to use when planning a visit to Tyne & Wear. It includes maps and public transport information as well as comprehensive information about all the popular tourist attractions in the North East. We highly recommend that you download a copy of the guide for any visit to North East England. A free download link is beneath the brochure preview…

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Hilton Newcastle Gateshead Hotel Restaurant

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The Windows on The Tyne restaurant inside Hilton Newcastle Gateshead Hotel on the Gateshead (South) side of the river Tyne has a two-course meal offer at the moment. Two, four or six people can dine in their restaurant that overlooks the river Tyne and is just ten minutes from the city centre for £34 (two people), £68 (four people) or £102 (six people) – with a glass of bubbly each.

This is their current menu…

The full terms and conditions and how to get this deal are here: Hilton Newcastle Gateshead Hotel Restaurant Deal.


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Newcastle Gateshead Sightseeing Bus

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City Sightseeing runs a Newcastle Gateshead open top double-decker bus tour from Sunday 24th March until Saturday 14th December 2013. The tour is hop on and hop off so one ticket is valid all day and costs £8 for adults and £4 for children.

Newcastle Gateshead Sightseeing Bus Tour

From their literature…

Take a journey around the city and enjoy the view from the top of an open top double-decker bus. Take a full tour round or hop off at conveniently located stops at your leisure with your 24 hour ticket. Hop off at the Centre for Life to experience the largest planetarium in the North! This award-winning science centre full of exciting exhibitions, activities and events for all ages. Learn all about life on Tyneside, from the region’s shipbuilding heritage to inventions which changed the world, at the Discovery Museum. Visit Blackfriars Monastery, a restored 13th-century friary. Only the cloister buildings remain, which now house a range of craft workshops, a restaurant and an exhibition portraying the history of Blackfriars. Hop off at St Mary’s Cathedral, a gothic revival church built in 1844 designed by Augustus Welby Pugin, who worked on the Houses of Parliament. Admire the architecture, the many stained glass windows and the building’s five pipe organs. Discover the spellbinding history of Newcastle’s Castle Keep and Black Gate, built by Henry II in the twelfth century. The Grade 1 listed building is a heritage visitor attraction open to all.

Let City Sightseeing introduce you to Newcastle upon Tyne‘s rich history as you take a bus tour of the city. Newcastle’s Town Walls are protected by their Scheduled Ancient Monument classification. This medieval defensive wall was built during the 13th and 14th centuries to help protect the town from attack. Large amounts of the wall were demolished during the 18th and 19th centuries but some still remains, particularly on the western side of the city. The Great North Museum incorporates collections from the Hancock Museum and Newcastle University’s Museum of Antiquities, the Shefton Museum and the Hatton Gallery. See major displays showing the wonder of the animal kingdom, Ancient Egyptian mummies and a life-size T-Rex skeleton. Explore interactive exhibitions incorporating touch screen technology and an interactive model of Hadrian’s Wall. Admire the artworks in the Laing Art Gallery, home to an impressive collection of art and sculpture. The exhibition programme is renowned for bringing the biggest names in historic, modern and contemporary art to the North East. Baltic Square is home to The Centre for Contemporary Art where you will also find Gateshead Millennium Bridge, the world’s first and only tilting bridge! The bridge not only serves a practical purpose as the River Tyne’s only foot and cycle bridge, but its elegance and fine engineering make it one of the city’s main attractions. The river boasts seven bridges in all.

See the latest blockbuster, spend time in the casino or kick back and relax in one of a wide range of restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars and at the city’s entertainment complex, The Gate. For more restaurants and bars, visit China Town, Market Street and Mosley Street. For shopping opportunities, hop off at Grainger Market, Northumberland Street, Eldon Square Shopping Centre or Monument Mall Shopping Centre. Hop off at St. James’ Park for Newcastle United Football Club, Shearer’s Bar, Stadium Tours and Leazes Park. Take the bus tour to Quayside which has it all including the Historic Quayside Area and Bessie Surtees House, a rare example of 18th century domestic architecture. The magnificent Sage Gateshead Music Centre is the venue to head for, for a range of musical performances. The Quayside is also home to Newcastle’s vibrant nightlife including a range of restaurants, more than thirty pubs and a choice of clubs.

You can book your tour tickets online in advance here (opens in a new window) and see route, timetable and price information for the Newcastle Gateshead Sightseeing Bus Tour here…

More ideas of places to visit while staying with us can be found here: Places To Visit.


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River Tyne Sightseeing Cruise Discount Voucher

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River Tyne Cruise Newcastle upon Tyne

River Escapes based at NewcastleGateshead Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3DX offer sightseeing cruises along the river Tyne in Newcastle from just £6 per person and the voucher below will save you 10% on scheduled River Escapes sightseeing cruises.

The cruises on offer are: Quay to City where you can view Newcastle’s famous landmarks for £6.00; Quay to Countryside where you can view the North East’s countryside for £10.00 and Quay to Sea where you can taste the sea air for £12.00.

The Quay to City cruise is a one hour sightseeing cruise with a step on service and it operates on Saturday’s from June until September 2013 about the Coventina where you can view the landmarks of Newcastle upon Tyne from the river and enjoy the spectacular panorama of the Tyne Gorge including seven of the river Tyne’s bridges. The Quay to City cruise is complimented by a recorded commentary from one of our most experienced commentators. Refreshments of tea, coffee, bottled drinks, crisps and chocolate bars are available to purchase onboard. Sailing times are 12:00, 13:30 and 15:00 with boarding 15 minutes before sailing time. Normal, before using the discount voucher below, ticket prices are: adults £6; senior citizens £5, children age 2-12 years £4, under 2’s sail for free. A family ticket for two adults and two children aged (2-12 years) is £16.

Quay to Countryside is a two hour river Tyne sightseeing cruise which sails from Newcastle upon Tyne’s Quayside upriver to Ryton Willows Nature Reserve and Newburn Countryside Park. This cruise takes you under eleven of the river Tyne’s bridges, including the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Tyne Bridge, Swing Bridge and High Level Bridge as well as passing places associated with the world famous Blaydon Races. It is almost forty years since river trips have travelled so far up river and it is proving a popular return. The cruise, which turns at Ryton Willows for the return journey to Newcastle Quayside offers a unique opportunity to enjoy the upriver wildlife where seals, grey herons and many species of wading birds and ducks are regularly spotted. This cruise is complimented by a by a recorded commentary and this cruise operates every Sunday from March until the end of May 2013 then every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from June until the end of September 2013 then every Sunday in October 2013. Boarding time is 12.15 and sailing time is 12.30 with return at 14.30. Normal, before using the discount voucher below, ticket prices are adults £10, senior citizens £9, children age 2-12 years £7, under 2’s sail for free. A family ticket for two adults and two children aged (2-12 years) is £27. Refreshments of tea, coffee, bottled drinks, crisps and chocolate bars are available to purchase onboard and you can bring a packed lunch if you prefer.

The Quay to Sea sightseeing cruise is a three hour cruise that takes you under the Gateshead Millennium Bridge which opens especially for the cruise to enjoy the panorama of the Tyne Gorge before returning downriver as far as the river mouth. On your cruise you will see the legendary shipyards of Tyneside, the International Ferry Terminals, the Port of Tyne, the Fish Quay and the great views of the river mouth, including Tynemouth Castle and Priory, the memorial to Admiral Lord Collingwood and the beautiful sandy beaches of South Shields. The cruise turns at the piers, where seals and dolphins are regularly seen and returns to Newcastle’s Quayside. This cruise is complimented by a live commentary by one of our team of experienced commentators. This cruise runs every Sunday from March until the end of May 2013 then every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from June until the end of September 2013 then every Sunday in October 2013. On December 15th and Sunday 22nd December 2013 this cruise runs as a Santa Family Cruise. Refreshments of tea, coffee, bottled drinks, crisps and chocolate bars are available to purchase onboard and this cruise boards from 11am with sailing at 12 noon, return is at 3pm. Normal, before using the discount voucher below, ticket prices are adults £12, senior citizens £11, children age 2-12 years £7, under 2’s sail for free. A family ticket for two adults and two children aged (2-12 years) is £31.

The River Escape cruise brochure can be seen here…

The River Escapes website is here and the discount voucher to get 10% off scheduled River Escapes sightseeing cruises is here…

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