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358 Westgate Road, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, NE4 6NU

Ratings & Awards

3 stars Hotel inspected by the Tourist Board (Visit Britain) for level of service and facilities. (Reflected in the number of stars awarded)

Hotel Amenities

  • Free Internet
  • Free parking onsite (30 spaces)
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Lift
  • Hotel And Bedrooms All Completely Non Smoking

Get in touch

08445 76 76 76
*local rate

near the BEST WESTERN Ryokan Hotel, Newcastle

Newcastle United FC 2012/13

Newcastle United FC play their home matches at St James's Park Stadium. The Premier League runs between August and May and full fixture lists can be found on the club websites. Please note: games may be rearranged due to cup or television commitments.

Available : 18 Aug 2012 - 19 May 2013 (annual)

Discovery Museum

The Discovery Museum, set in Newcastle's city centre west, focuses on the history of Tyneside. The reconstructed Turbinia, a steam-powered ship, takes pride of place, alongside the interactive Science Maze and displays of goods manufactured on Tyneside in the past.

Available : Daily

Discovery Museum

The Discovery is a popular museum based on the history of Newcastle, with plenty to intrigue all ages, especially the kids among us.

Available : Daily

City Sightseeing Tour

Visitors get a feel for the diversity of Newcastle and Gateshead by taking one of the two red City Sightseeing buses from Newcastle Central Station in the city centre. A multilingual commentary points out highlights, including BALTIC and The Sage.

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Leazes Criterium

The Leazes Criterium in Newcastle's Leazes Park kicks off with youth cycle races, followed by a novices' race and a senior race (for cyclists belonging to categories 2, 3 and 4). The evening ends with the greatly anticipated elite race.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Northern Pride

The Northeast's premier LGBT event, Northern Pride returns to Newcastle's Leazes Park for more family-friendly activities and al fresco frolics. The day begins with a parade through Newcastle centre, before a full evening's entertainment and concerts are held in the park. 

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

The Palace Garden

Decorated with a large mural of a Chinese landscape, The Palace Garden is popular with Newcastle's Chinese community. It's situated in Stowell Street, the heart of Newcastle's compact Chinatown, and the menu features Szechuan, Malaysian, Cantonese and Pekinese dishes. The dining room is busy with young couples and families on nights out.

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Set in Newcastle's Blackfriars district, Blackfriars is the oldest purpose-built restaurant in the UK, dating from 1239. The dining-room has rustic benches, open fires and romantic nooks where couples gather for candlelit meals. The menu includes dishes like Northumbrian rabbit saddle stuffed with tarragon, and roast rump of Tritlington Hall lamb with fondant potato.

Available : Daily


Powerhouse is Newcastle's only big gay club, and after two previous homes, takes up residence in a state-of-the-art multi-level venue that offers a full clubbing experience.

Available : Daily; not Tue or Wed

Centre for Life

Newcastle's Centre for Life explores the science and origins of human life. Live science demonstrations are carried out in the Life Theatre and plenty of scientific activities and events keep both kids and adults enthralled.

Available : Daily

The Newcastle Arms

Set close to Chinatown, The Newcastle Arms has a dark wood-panelled interior. The frequently changing array of beers on offer includes Rooster's Oyster Stout and Brew Dog's Physics. Populated with genuine locals, Geordie banter fills the air.

Available : Daily

The Hyena

Have a laugh in the North East's premier live comedy venue, the Hyena Cafe. Or as they say in Newcastle, "Haway doon and crack your face marra". Check out comedy every weekend throughout the year with a bill of three different comedians each night.

Available : Thu, Fri, and Sat only

The UK Wedding Show

The UK Wedding Show at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena is the ultimate destination for any bride to be. Suppliers are on hand to answer all your questions, and everything you'll need for the perfect day is available under one roof.

Available : Jan 2013 (annual)

Eldon Square

Eldon Square is Newcastle's main city centre shopping arcade. Its 156 stores, including John Lewis, Fenwick and Marks & Spencer, bustle daily with shoppers from the northeast. Tired bargain-hunters have a rest and a snack at Wagamama and Strada.

Available : Daily


Indie, Britpop and alternative dance music feature at Digital, located at the Centre for Life visitor attraction near Newcastle's Central Station. At weekends it's packed with veteran clubbers, who take a break from the heaving dancefloor in leather-covered booths.

Available : Daily

O2 Academy Newcastle

Newcastle's newest big-name music venue, the Academy hosts concerts by top rock and pop acts. The auditorium, in its former incarnation as the Majestic Ballroom, staged a performance by the Beatles in 1963. Indie club night Bulletproof features weekly.

Available : Daily

Simply Greek

Zorba-dancing and after-dinner plate smashing are a regular occurrence at Simply Greek in Newcastle's city centre. Set in Bigg Market, the restaurant serves the usual mix of moussaka and meze to a packed dining-room of young diners and parties. There are no frills here, but the food is delicious.

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Hancock Museum

The Hancock Museum opened in 1884 and was named in 1891 after the celebrated local naturalists John and Albany Hancock. John was an ornithologist and an extremely skilled taxidermist, Albany is best known for his research into marine animals and coal-measure fossils. The museum is educational, interactive, and (most importantly) fun, designed to inspire young minds to ask questions about the natural world.

Available : Daily

Newcastle's Northern Stage - 2011 Season

The North-East's biggest producing theatre, Northern Stage is proud of its Northern heritage and focuses on both promoting local talent and establishing national and international partnerships. Cornwall's Kneehigh Theatre and the RSC are regular visitors.

Available : Daily

Opera North Autumn Season

Opera North returns to Newcastle's Theatre Royal after its 175th birthday refit. Joining revivals of Puccini's Madama Butterfly (directed by Tim Albery) and Gilbert & Sullivan's Ruddigore (directed by Jo Davies) is a new production of Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)

Walking Tour - Ghostly and Grisly Quayside Tales

Retrace Newcastle's gruesome history on this special Halloween-themed walking tour: Ghostly and Grisly Quayside Tales. Starting at Newcastle's Guildhall, the walk weaves its way through the city with tales of witches, strange disappearances and horrific murders.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

North Tyneside 10k Road Race

Runners from all over the UK head to Newcastle to take part in the scenic and challenging North Tyneside 10k Road Race. The annual race passes the North Shields Fish Quay and Tynemouth Priory before ending in Whitley Bay.

Available : Apr 2013 (annual)

EAT! NewcastleGateshead

Edible activities take place across NewcastleGateshead at the annual EAT! festival. The extended eatathon promotes local produce with special restaurant deals, city-wide markets and holds culinary celebrations such as a chocolate festival and a chilli and beer festival. 

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Newcastle Science Festival

The Newcastle Science Festival returns to the city with amazing robots, incredible inventions and the occasional fireball. With plenty of activities for kids and adults, this festival promises fun and learning for all the family.

Available : Mar 2013 (annual)

Juice Festival

Celebrating the creativity of children and young people aged 0-18, venues throughout Newcastle participate in Juice Festival. Featuring outstanding work created by the region's children and young people, expect a wide-ranging programme of eclectic exhibitions and inspiring performances.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

Evolution Festival

The Evolution Weekender provides Newcastle with a bank holiday weekend packed full of live outdoor music. Major concerts take place at three stages on the Newcastle Gateshead quayside - Spiller's Wharf, Baltic Square and the Big Top on Ballast Hills.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Northern Lights Film Festival (NLFF)

The Northern Lights Film Festival in Newcastle focuses on films from Europe's northern latitude. Venues including the Tyneside Cinema and the BALTIC Centre celebrate the success of well-known film-makers and exciting new talent.

Available : Mar - Apr 2013 (annual)

Bupa Great North Run

The 13-mile Great North Run, from Newcastle-upon-Tyne via Gateshead to South Shields, attracts 52,000 participants every year. Since the first half-marathon in 1981, both serious contenders and people running for fun or charity have come to Newcastle to take part.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Tyneside Irish Festival

The large and vibrant Irish community in Tyne and Wear finds cultural expression in Newcastle's Tyneside Irish Festival. Expect a lively fortnight of ceilidhs, storytelling and music performances in this jamboree of all things Irish.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

The Castle Keep

Newcastle's ancient Castle Keep is a three-storey building which houses a museum, charting the life and times of the Normans and explaining the city's history.

Available : Daily

Castle Keep

The last remaining part of the building after which Newcastle was named, 12th-century Castle Keep has superb views across the city centre and bridges over the Tyne. Visitors explore the Great Hall, with its 19th-century vaulted ceiling, and the museum.

Available : Daily

The Quayside Pub

The Quayside Pub is a large and popular riverside pub with an extensive outdoor area where drinkers enjoy the summer sunshine. The interior features impressive original beams. Patrons include locals warming up for a night out in the Quayside district.

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Great value Sardinian cuisine is served at Panis, set in a family-run Italian café in Newcastle's city centre. Specialities include Spigola - sea bass served on black tagliolini pasta, and a hearty Italian sausage casserole. At night the informal restaurant bustles with diners embarking on a night out in the city centre.

Available : Daily; not Sun

Baja Beach Club

Despite being located across the Tyne Bridge, the Baja Beach Club draws a determined crowd almost every night of the week. Especially popular with students (they get in free on Tuesdays), the emphasis is on good old-fashioned fun. The music policy is simple - non-stop party tunes every night, six nights a week from the Fifties through to today.

Available : Daily; not Sun


Sea is a glamorous spot in Newcastle's Quayside. The impressive entrance leads to an extravagantly decorated space with stained-glass portholes and purple lights. Drinkers gather in the Viper Lounge and Champagne Bar.

Available : Daily

Café 21

Michelin-starred chef Terry Laybourne's philosophy centres around locally sourced seasonal produce. The menu at Café 21 in Newcastle's Quayside district reflects this. Dishes like black pudding ravioli, home-salted cod with a Basque-style pepper stew and lemon posset with blackberries are on offer. The dining room's sleek chrome and wood décor hosts well-heeled couples and businessmen.

Available : Daily

The Sage Gateshead

Gateshead's distinctive music venue hosts performers in everything from folk to opera. The Norman Foster-designed building sits under a vast stainless steel dome, and has seen performances from the resident Northern Sinfonia to Jason Donovan in its two auditoria.

Available : Daily

Gateshead International Jazz Festival

Jazz stars from across the world perform at Newcastle's Sage Gateshead music centre as part of the Gateshead International Jazz Festival. A series of workshops, pre-concert talks and master-classes runs alongside a packed performance schedule.

Available : Mar 2013 (annual)

NewcastleGateshead Art Fair

The largest commercial art fair in North-East England, the NewcastleGateshead Art Fair offers an expansive range of unique artwork from local, national and international galleries. Most is available to buy, with prices ranging from under £100 to substantially more.

Available : Sep - Oct 2013 (annual)

SummerTyne Americana Festival

Newcastle's variable weather means the name SummerTyne occasionally reads ironically but this event remains popular whatever the conditions. A festival of Americana, SummerTyne brings three days of American blues, gospel, soul and rock music to the city's Sage Gateshead.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

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358 Westgate Road
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