About Newcastle

Newcastle is a vibrant mix of historic, contemporary, cultural and stylish attractions.

With a 2000 years old history and world famous attractions in such a compact area, there is something for everyone to explore easily. Enjoy incredible architecture, cosmopolitan cuisine and world-class art.

You will experience fabulous festivals and events all year round. Newcastle is known for its amazing night-life and superb shopping, and it’s all surrounded by some of the most beautiful coast and countryside in Britain.

Newcastle has something for everyone and no matter your reason for visiting, we are sure you will not leave disappointed. Our location means that you have shops, cafes, restaurants, bars, clubs, museums, theatres, art galleries and much much more all within a short walking distance. Newcastle is a great base for exploring the North East and visiting attractions such as Alnwick Castle or Hadrian’s Wall. The friendly and knowledgeable staff at the Albatross can guide you and offer you information regarding this wonderful city and what it has to offer.

Weekends are about parties and football in Newcastle. The clubs and pubs of Newcastle are legendary and people come from all around the world to see what all of the fuss is about. Newcastle on a weekend is not for the faint hearted and it can get pretty wild. During football season, our location makes us an excellent choice for those coming to see the Toon Army play.

Don’t just take our word for it, come and see for yourself everything that Newcastle has to offer.

Things to do in Newcastle!

Lets go shopping

You will be spoilt for choice when shopping in Newcastle. Whether its the fabulous high street favourites, independent boutiques, red hot designer brands, market stalls, or our wonderful malls, you can definitely shop until you drop when your in Newcastle. Metro Centre Eldon Square Newcastle’s Markets 

Home of NUFC

A trip to Newcastle wouldn’t be complete without visiting the home of the toon army … Newcastle United Football Club. St James’ Park is based in the centre of Newcastle and is within walking distance from the Albatross. Have a look at upcoming matches

Newcastle Falcons

If rugby is more of your sport then why not give the Newcastle Falcons a visit? Check out the Falcons website to see when their fixtures are!!

Theatre Royal

Opened in February 1837, the Grade I listed Theatre Royal remains one of the most historic, cultural landmarks in the country and continues to dominate the heart of Newcastle’s Grainger Town. The Theatre Royal is one of the most famous theatres in the country and in its 175 year history has played host to the biggest names in dance, drama, music and comedy.    Have a look at what performances are to come.

Angel of the North

Since spreading its wings in February 1998 Antony Gormley’s The Angel of the North has become one of the most talked about pieces of public art ever produced. Rising 20 meters from the earth near the A1 in Gateshead, the Angel dominates the skyline, dwarfing all those who come to see it.  Made from 200 tonnes of steel, it has a wingspan of 54 metres.  Getting up close and personal with the Angel is an experience you’ll never forget!   Find out More

Life Science Centre

Since spreading its wings in February 1998 Antony Gormley’s The Angel of the North has become one of the most talked about pieces of public art ever produced. Rising 20 meters from the earth near the A1 in Gateshead, the Angel dominates the skyline, dwarfing all those who come to see it.  Made from 200 tonnes of steel, it has a wingspan of 54 metres.  Getting up close and personal with the Angel is an experience you’ll never forget!   Find out More

What’s on in Newcastle

To find out on upcoming events in the area click on the image below

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