Why NewcastleGateshead

NewcastleGateshead is a vibrant destination with a famously warm welcome, set in the heart of North East England.

When you discover NewcastleGateshead, you’ll discover an exciting city, with 2000 years of history, less than three hours north of London and just one hour south of Scotland. Easily accessible with an international airport connecting to 80 destinations worldwide, and over 40 trains per day connecting Newcastle with London and Edinburgh.

NewcastleGateshead is a destination that both organisers and delegates love. It’s not surprising thanks to its striking setting, compact city centre and fantastic transport links. With a huge choice of exciting urban and rural venues, cutting-edge cultural facilities and some of the finest support services in the country, it’s easy to see why NewcastleGateshead is such a popular choice.

The north of England is home to stunning scenery and breath taking areas of mountains, moorlands, woodland, wetland and coastal areas just waiting to be explored. Northumberland, England’s border county with Scotland, is packed with castles, forts and country houses for you to discover, telling the tale of the county’s turbulent history.

The UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hadrian’s Wall, once marked the northern frontier of the Roman Empire. It stretches 73 miles across the country to Cumbria and the Lake District, and offers world-class archaeological sites and museums, spectacular countryside, wonderful pubs and marked cycle and walking routes.

Arts, Culture & Heritage is ingrained in NewcastleGateshead, its part of who are and we can see examples of it everywhere, from the city walls to our seven magnificent bridges over the Tyne

From coal to code, warehouses to world-class contemporary arts, from shipbuilding to the Angel of the North, steam engines to smart cities, NewcastleGateshead is a destination not to be missed!

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Text provided by NewcastleGateshead Convention bureau