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Hotels in Gateshead

Sitting on the southern bank of the River Tyne, Gateshead is sometimes considered a part of Newcastle, but stands alone as a vibrant destination.

The town is linked to Newcastle by seven bridges across the river, including the landmark Millennium Bridge, which tilts through 40 degrees to allow boats to pass underneath. Another famous landmark is Antony Gormley's 20-metre-high Angel of the North sculpture.

Book one of our Gateshead hotels and explore an exciting town where you'll never run out of things to do.


Gateshead's most famous shopping destination is the Intu Metrocentre, one of the largest shopping centres in the UK. It has more than 340 shops and restaurants, including chain stores, individual boutiques and department stores Marks and Spencer, Debenhams and House of Fraser. There are more retailers at the Intu Metrocentre Retail Park next door. The centre also has an IMAX cinema, a play area, a bowling alley and a soft play centre.

There's a further vast array of shops in Newcastle city centre, including the huge Eldon Square mall, the High Bridge Quarter of independent retailers, and a five-floor branch of Fenwick.


Housed in a converted flour mill, the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art hosts exhibitions of all types of art, including painting, sculpture, installations, film and more. Guided tours are available for those who want to learn more about modern art, as well as creative workshops and children's activities. There's also a rooftop restaurant, a bar and a viewing area with panoramic views of the city.

The Sage Gateshead music venue hosts concerts and performances of all different types of music, including classical, jazz, world, folk, pop and brass band music, opera and dance performances. There are also talks, activities and workshops, and tours of the building are available.

Outdoor attractions

Saltwell Park is a beautiful Victorian park with ornamental gardens, woodland, a boating lake, play areas, a maze, sports facilities, bowling greens and an animal house. More than two million visitors come each year to visit the park and the Saltwell Towers, a Gothic mansion designed by the stained-glass-maker William Wailes. The towers are now the visitor centre, with art exhibits, information about the history of the park and a tearoom.

A short drive from Gateshead, but unmissable, is Beamish Museum, a recreation of a mining village at the start of the 20th century. With miners' cottages, shops, a train station, a pub, a bakery, a dentist's surgery, a manor house and more to explore, you can spend all day here. You can go down a mine, ride on a tram, meet the animals at Home Farm and buy old-fashioned confectionery in the sweet shop.

Eating and drinking

The Schooner is a family-run free house where you can enjoy home-cooked food, real ales, cask ciders, live music most weekends and a weekly quiz. A short drive out of town is the popular La Taverna, a Mediterranean and tapas restaurant with a terrace. Eslington Villa, a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner, serves British classics and interesting desserts, and you can eat in the dining room or the conservatory. For a light lunch, head to the Arch Sixteen Café or The Lounge, which is worth a visit just to look at the cakes.

Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Gateshead

Which hotels are the most popular ones to stay at in Gateshead?

Hilton Newcastle Gateshead is one of the most popular hotels in Gateshead.

What is the cheapest price for a hotel in Gateshead?

The cheapest price for a double room in Gateshead is £28, offered by Hotel Express Newcastle Gateshead.

What are the best hotels in Gateshead near the center?

The best hotels near the center of Gateshead are Hotel Express Newcastle Gateshead, Hype Apartments - Fairway Court and Hilton Newcastle Gateshead.

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