Think of nightlife and Newcastle springs to mind. However, there is far more to this city than a night on the town...
Newcastle is known countrywide for its lively nightlife and social scene and the minute you arrive you will discover a real party atmosphere amongst the many bars, restaurants and cafes that line the city centre. Reaching the city is simple thanks to Newcastle Airport (NCL), although you can also travel there by train. Once there, getting around the city is easily done via the bus or metro system, but choosing Newcastle car hire means you will be able to get out and about and visit some of the excellent attractions just outside the city centre too.
If you enjoy the simple pleasures of exploring the city itself, take advantage of the park-and-ride facilities as the heart of the city is quite compact and best experienced on foot. The city has plenty to offer all the family, with two great shopping centres, Eldon Square and the Metro Centre, while football fans will want to catch a game at the iconic St James' Park, home to Newcastle United. If you are there at the right time of year you can also watch - or even take part in - the Great North Run.
Car hire in Newcastle is simple to organise and can be done either at the airport or with the many rental providers based in the city. You can also arrange for pick up at Newcastle Airport (NCL).
The city offers a varied selection of accommodation, with hotels and guesthouses to suit every budget.
Once you have your vehicle arranged, you can get out and about from the city to see more of the local area on your trip...
Once you get behind the wheel, you can make the most of your days, heading out to see the Angel of the North across the Millennium Bridge in Gateshead or spending a day at the beach at South Shields. Great days out for all the family include exploring nearby Bamburgh Castle or Alnwick Castle and gardens, home to Hogwarts school of wizardry in the Harry Potter films. Or why not spend some time at the fair at Whitley Bay, which returns each bank holiday weekend?
Nature lovers can enjoy the Washington Wetland Centre situated on the banks of the river Wear or discover an underwater world at the Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth. Learn about the area's rich maritime history at the Great North Museum, Life Science Centre or by visiting the active fishing port at North Shields. History lovers might also enjoy a tour around the stunning cathedral in Durham, or perhaps get in the car and head further afield to see Hadrian's Wall and some of the North's beautiful countryside.