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Gateshead Millennium Bridge at night, Newcastle

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Visitors to this cosmopolitan mix of culture, history and nightlife are welcomed with open arms by the iconic Angel of the North.  Commissioned in 1998, the Angel is perhaps the most recognisable symbol of north-east England and is referred to as one of the Seven Wonders of Britain.

Why go?

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Flights to Newcastle International Airport arrive at the busiest airport in the north-east of England, approximately six miles from the city centre. It acts as a natural gateway to both Scotland and the north-east of England.

Newcastle itself is a vibrant and friendly city with a heritage that spans more than 2,000 years, making it an eclectic mix of the modern and historic. At the heart of the city lies Gateshead Quays, which showcases the famed Tyneside Bridge. After a successful period of regeneration, the Quays are now firmly established as a stunning cultural quarter complete with awe-inspiring architecture and fantastic displays of art.

Renowned for its almost unrivalled shopping and nightlife experiences, many visitors will be surprised at the rich and diverse history that is just waiting to be discovered in and around Newcastle. In particular, a visit to Hadrian's Wall is a must for any history buff visiting the north of England. Designated a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1987, Hadrian's Wall stands as one of the best preserved reminders of England's spectacular history.

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How to get there

As the premier airport in the north-east of England, there's a good range of services to and from Newcastle...

The jewel in the crown is the daily service to Dubai, with Emirates providing onwards connections to Australia, Africa and the Far East with just one hop.

Not to be outdone, British Airways links the airport with its Heathrow hub, Lufthansa to Düsseldorf, KLM to Amsterdam, SAS to Copenhagen and Air France to Paris, bringing a huge range of destinations within reach worldwide.

Budget carriers are represented by EasyJet, which has a base at the airport flying to the most popular European cities and beach resorts. Ryanair flies to Dublin and Jet2 to many beach and ski locations. Thomson and Thomas Cook also have holiday flights to the Med, Canary Islands, the Red Sea and Florida.

Getting around the UK is easy with regular flights to London with BA and EasyJet, as well as flights to  Cardiff, Birmingham, Belfast, Southampton and Aberdeen with Eastern Airways and Flybe.

Getting to and from the airport

Once you've touched down on your flight to Newcastle, you'll need to know how to get to and from the airport. Discover your options here...

Newcastle Airport is a 15-minute drive north-west from the city centre. There are plenty of transport options between the airport and the city.

Use the excellent bus service, hop on the metro, take the train, hire a taxi or book car rental to get into Newcastle.

There are many bus services running between the city and the airport terminals. This is a cheap option, though not the fastest route. For speed you could hire a taxi from the airport rank to get to your final destination. It's not the cheapest option, however - expect to pay around £20 for a 15-minute journey.

A good compromise on cost and time is the metro. The light rail system runs between 60 stations in and around Newcastle and is an outstanding method of transport. There's a station at the airport, and you can reach central stations in around 25 minutes; trains run every 12 minutes from early in the morning to late at night to Haymarket, Monument or Central stations in Newcastle and to the metro station in Sunderland. Tickets cost a few pounds per person.

If you plan to see more than just the compact centre of Newcastle, rent a car and collect it at Newcastle airport. As well as giving you the freedom to explore, hiring a car also saves on the extra cost of getting into the city.

Where to stay?

There are many hotels in Newcastle and the surrounding areas. Stay in the city or head out to the nearby coast...

Staying in Newcastle city centre puts you within touching distance of the main attractions. There are lovely river-side hotels that ooze style, as well as budget hotels that offer good amenities in perfect central locations. From these central hotels you can simply stroll out of the front door and visit the Great North Museum, the Life Science Centre and the Big Market, or catch a football game at St James's Park.

Many families drive a little further on to enjoy the hotels, beaches and attractions of South Shields. The Marine Park and Ocean Beach Pleasure Park are just two of the highlights in this seaside destination.

For those who wish to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, Newcastle is conveniently located near some of the most stunning coasts and countryside of England. Both the Northumberland Coast and the North Pennines have been awarded the prestigious title of Area of Outstanding Beauty, and along with the Northumberland National Park, offer enough walking and cycling trails to cater for everyone, from the weekend rambler to more dedicated athletes.

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