Destinations / Dejection agreeable / Newcastle
Renowned for its norman castle, 7 Tyne bridges, brown ale and football club, the city of Newcastle has come a long way from its coal mining roots. Nowadays, the most populous city in the north east of England has morphed into a sophisticated urban centre with enormous shopping centres, on-trend bars and restaurants, interesting galleries and a booming nightlife.
St. James' Park, home to Newcastle United Football CLub sees huge swathes of black and white stripes being sported at their home games whilst the nearby Stadium of Light, home to Sunderland F.C. is the venue for the mortal enemies!
A city break to Newcastle means non-stop action - visit the 12th century monument of Castle Keep to discover the fascinating history of the city's origins, the Gateshead Millennium bridge that tilts like a blinking eye to let ships pass, the BALTIC centre for contemporary arts in a converted riverside mill, the beautiful modern Sage in Gateshead (on the south side of the Tyne) for concerts and musical events or head to the outskirts to see the Angel of the North - Anthony Gormley's iconic 20ft sculpture.
Aer Lingus operates direct flights to Newcastle from Ireland and we provides a wide range of hotels in the city.