Make sure your visit to Newcastle is one to remember by checking out the fantastic range of Hilton hotels in the surrounding area. Hilton Newcastle Gateshead lies close to the banks of the Tyne, offering 4-star luxury within easy reach of many of the city's top attractions.
If you're flying in or out of the city then DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newcastle International Airport is a superb choice. Convenient and comfortable with excellent on-site facilities, this is a great choice if you'd prefer to stay close to the terminal.
In recent years Newcastle has earned a rapidly growing reputation as a city of culture, thanks to its excellent selection of galleries and museums. Check out the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art to find exhibitions from leading artists such as Damien Hirst, or head to the Laing Art Gallery for oil paintings and watercolours from British artists stretching back over the last few centuries.
The Great North Museum: Hancock has collections focused on natural science, world cultures and archaeology, while the excellent Centre for Life is filled with interactive displays designed to bring science to life.
With plenty of sporting fixtures held in and around the city throughout the year you should have no trouble fitting in a visit to one of Newcastle's sports venues. St James' Park, home of Newcastle United, is one option that offers an incredible atmosphere on match days.
If you're more interested in horse racing then head north out of the city centre to reach Newcastle Racecourse. Events are held here all year round throughout the Flat and National Hunt seasons. Golfers have a great selection of courses in the area to choose from including Northumberland Golf Club, City of Newcastle Golf Club and Centurion Park Golf Course.
Just as Newcastle is famous for its vibrant nightlife, so too is the city famed for its excellent shopping. The Metro Centre, set just outside the city, is Europe's largest shopping and leisure complex. It's home to hundreds of retail shops, with many of the world's leading brands represented.
Eldon Square in the heart of the city is another of the UK's biggest city centre shopping destinations. Head to Northumberland Street to find a great selection of high-street retailers, or Grainger Town, the historical heart of the city, for independent boutiques as well as leading designers.