Nab a deal on glam hotels in Newcastle. This former industrial giant has found its mojo for a modern age. It was once the 'city of black velvet' - the world's largest ship-builder, glassmaker and chief exporter of coal to fuel the hungry fires of the industrial revolution. These days, NewcastleGateshead as it's now branded, is made of softer stuff.
One of Europe's favourite short-break destinations, Newcastle offers groundbreaking architecture in Norman Foster's Sage Gateshead and Anthony Gormley's controversial Angel of the North, historical splendour in Grainger Town and Saltwell Park and one of the UK's most vibrant nightlife scenes, lubricated by its famous 'Newkie Brown' ale.
Book now to take your pick from the boutique Newcastle hotels that abound in the Newcastle city centre, or try its outskirts for excellent country house hotels.
You'll soon find out why this is the undisputed angel of the north.