Newcastle Marriott Hotel Metrocentre

Marriott hotels generally have a good reputation, and the Newcastle MetroCentre version is no different.

Just a few minutes walk from the Metro Centre (a huge shopping mall for those who don't know), the hotel is large and busy, so be prepared to wait for breakfast!

The executive rooms are clean and very spacious, and the leisure facilities are as you'd expect from a four-star hotel.

 

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Gateshead

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Gateshead is a town in Tyne and Wear, England, and lies on the southern bank of the River Tyne. Opposite Gateshead is Newcastle upon Tyne and together they form the urban core of Tyneside.

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Amongst the many attractions Gateshead has to offer are the seven different bridges across the Tyne that join the two cities, including the landmark Gateshead Millennium Bridge, the Tyne Bridge and the Swing Bridge. The town is well known for its cultural status including several examples of iconic architecture such as The Sage Gateshead, home to many orchestras and music gigs, the Angel of the North and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art.

Gateshead is also home to one of the largest indoor shopping centres in Europe, The Metro Centre, where you can enjoy fine food and excellent shopping as well as the new entertainment complex that features an IMAX Digital screen and late-running amusement arcades.

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Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead (0191) 478 4222
Spanning the River Tyne and having been constructed to commemorate the new Millennium, Gateshead Millennium Bridge was opened by Her Majesty The Queen on 7 May 2002.
An opening and closing bridge (it takes four and a half minutes each time); Millennium Bridge weighs more than 800 tonnes and stretches 126 metres across the water.

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Angel of the North, c/o The Gallery, Central Library, Gateshead NE8 4LN (0191) 433 8400
Standing on a panoramic hilltop overlooking the A1 and East Coast main line railway, the Angel of the North has become an iconic symbol of the North East.

Seen by almost 90,000 people every day (that’s more than one person every second), its wingspan is bigger than that of a Boeing 767 and almost the same as a Jumbo Jet.

Tanfield Railway, Marley Hill Engine Shed, Old Marley Hill, Gateshead NE16 5ET (0845) 463 4938
Billed as the world’s oldest railway, Tanfield Railway was built in 1725, a full century before the first ‘official’ railway was sanctioned by the government.

Today, Tanfield boasts Europe’s oldest working engine shed and the world’s oldest railway bridge.

 

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