Go for Gateshead
Gateshead International Stadium, just over the River Tyne from the city of Newcastle, is within reach of the town's biggest sights, The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts is a leading gallery housed in a stunning converted mill. A trip to Gateshead is incomplete with a visit to the iconic Angel of the North, designed by world-renowned sculptor Antony Gormley. Saga Gateshead, a striking, bubble-shaped hall on the River, is home to the Royal Northern Sinfonia, one of the UK's leading chamber orchestras.
Tour historic Newcastle
Hop across the Millennium Bridge from Gateshead and you can be exploring Newcastle's beautifully preserved historic centre in less than 10 minutes by car. Designed by Richard Grainger in the early 19th century, Grainger Town is a fine collection of neo-classical streets, incorporating the Theatre Royal and the handsome Grainger Market. Nearby, the towering Gray's Monument, built in 1838 is the city's centre iconic meeting place.
Minutes from Gateshead, Newcastle is renowned for its vibrant and diverse nightlife scene. If you're on a budget, head to Jesmond for student-friendly happy hours. Bigg Market is best for group, while the Diamond Strop is popular with the cast of local TV sensation Geordie Shore. For the discerning clubber, The World Headquarters leads the way in alternative electronic music.
Looking for a cheap hotel Near Gateshead International Stadium? Travelodge Newcastle Quayside Hotel and Travelodge Newcastle Central Hotel are both a short drive.