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UPDATE: Newcastle city centre has started to reopen after a long period of closure as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. You can find helpful information about how to visit Newcastle safely including how to shop safely in Newcastle here as well as updates about which attractions are open in NewcastleGateshead here.

City Centre secondary A view of Theatre Royal Newcastle and Grey Street, Newcastle city centre

We can’t wait to welcome you to the Toon when it's safe to do so!

Let’s start by introducing you to some of the highlights found in the heart of Newcastle city centre.

Visitors looking for a spot of retail therapy should head for Northumberland Street where you’ll find stylish department store Fenwick Newcastle as well as the main entrance for major city centre shopping centre, intu Eldon Square. Fenwick Newcastle is famous for its spectacular Christmas Window, artisan Food Hall and year-round shopping whilst Eldon Square hosts department stores, high street favourites and an impressive food quarter.

The famous Newcastle nightlife is at its most impressive in the heart of the city with some of the region’s top cocktail bars, clubs and entertainment venues found within easy walking distance from each other. Revellers are spoilt for choice with a night out in Newcastle city centre – from cocktails at Banyan  beside Grey’s Monument, live music and street food at STACK Newcastle to sampling the bars and restaurants along Grey Street, High Bridge Street and into the Bigg Market. 

C Ity Centre NUFC St james park St James' Park, Newcastle city centre

Newcastle city centre is a great place to start for must-see visitor attractions  too. Set plenty of time aside to get lost in outer space at Life Science Centre, the award-winning museum just a few minutes’ walk from Newcastle Central Station. Unlock the history of Newcastle and the North East with a visit to Discovery Museum before taking a stroll to St James’ Park  which cuts an imposing figure against the Newcastle skyline. Newcastle Castle has one of the finest surviving castle keeps in England and is where Newcastle gets its name from. Discover art, culture and entertainment at every turn; Newcastle's compact city centre makes it the perfect city break for day to night enjoyment.

Visitors coming throughout the year will find seasonal events and pop-up activities like NE1 Screen on the Green and Christmas Markets taking place in Newcastle city centre.

Hotels like Sandman Signature, Maldron and Motel One as well as Royal Station, Hampton by Hilton and The County Hotel are all excellent hotels for visitors wishing to stay in the heart of Newcastle city centre and a short stroll from Newcastle Central Station, with easy access to attractions, football, theatres, restaurants and the nightlife.

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