Kensington Apart Hotel

Newcastle Quayside

Kensington Apart Hotel

Hadrian's Wall

Kensington Apart Hotel

Angel of the North

Kensington Apart Hotel

The River Aln to Alnwick Castle

City Culture

Newcastle's bustling city centre has plenty of attractions and entertainment to suit any discerning visitor on holiday or a weekend trip. Find accommodation at Kensington House's apartments in Jesmond only a five minute drive or a ten minute walk away.

Exploring needn't end in Newcastle - Kensington House’s prime location also makes the rest of the North East of England easily accessible.

Here are a few of the local attractions we think you might enjoy:

Book online today or discuss your stay with our helpful staff on 0191 281 8175.

Theatre Royal

The Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne

The Theatre Royal remains one of the most historic, cultural landmarks in the country and continues to dominate the heart of Newcastle's Grainger Town. The Theatre Royal is one of the most famous theatres in the country and in its 170 year history has played host to the biggest names in dance, drama, music and comedy.

The Theatre Royal is the regional home of the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, Opera North and Rambert Dance Company. Performances include the biggest and brightest West End musicals, thought-provoking drama from the world's leading playwrights, contemporary dance from internationally acclaimed choreographers - not to mention the North's favourite pantomime, attracting more than 70,000 people. Visit Theatre Royal website

The University Gallery, Northumbria University

The University Gallery, Northumbria University

The University Gallery at Northumbria University presents an annual programme of exhibitions covering all aspects of the visual arts including paintings, prints sculpture and photography by artists of national and international distinction, as well as less established but promising artists.

The University Gallery is also the main contact for Norman Cornish, one of the region's most distinguished artists of the post war years. Exhibitions are open six days a week from Monday to Thursday 10am to 5pm, Friday and Saturday 10am to 4pm. Admission is free. The Gallery is closed on Sundays Bank Holidays and during exhibition changes. Visit University website

Newcastle Racecourse - More than Just a Racecourse

Newcastle Racecourse - "More than Just a Racecourse"

The High Gosforth Park Estate includes the North East's only Grade 1 racecourse, two 18 hole golf courses, a driving range, American style Mini Golf, Complete Football 5-a-side centre, a nature reserve, garden centre and a public house and is set in 812 acres of beautiful parkland with ample free car parking. Newcastle Racecourse

With a range of all-inclusive racing packages available, all tastes and budgets can be accommodated. An afternoon or evening of racing can be combined with a morning conference or round of golf at the on-site golf course and all facilities can be hired out for private functions.

Offering extensive conference, banqueting and exhibition facilities and the capacity to cater for 750 guests, Newcastle Racecourse is ideally suited for weddings, private functions, Christmas parties, corporate and public events as well as outdoor events including concerts.

For further details contact: Newcastle Racecourse, High Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 5HP / Telephone: 0191 236 2020 /
Email info@newcastle-racecourse.co.uk
Visit Newcastle Racecourse website

Gateshead and Newcastle Quayside

Gateshead and Newcastle Quayside

Gateshead Quays is the historic heart of Gateshead. Gateshead Quays was a prosperous settlement in the Roman Times, and during the Industrial Revolution and Victorian Era it became one of the focal points for industries in the North East due to its easily accessible port. Today Gateshead Quays is being converted into a truly unique arts and cultural space, unparalleled to anything else in Europe. Visit Quayside website

Beamish

Beamish

Beamish, Britain's favourite open air museum, set in over 300 acres of beautiful countryside, vividly recreates life in the North of England in the early 1800s and 1900s. Winner of both the British Museum of the Year and European Museum of the Year Awards, it demonstrates the recent history of the region in a "living" way and provides entertainment and education for visitors of all ages and interests. Visit Beamish website

Visit North East England

Visit North East England

North East England takes in Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham and the Tees Valley - a melting pot of history and landscapes that has something different to offer at every turn. Visit North East England website

Visit NewcastleGateshead

Visit NewcastleGateshead

Located in North East England, Newcastle (on the north bank of the River Tyne) and Gateshead (on the south bank) have been transformed into a single visitor destination called NewcastleGateshead. NewcastleGateshead

NewcastleGateshead is a mix of the modern and historic, renowned for its excellent shopping and amazing nightlife. But NewcastleGateshead has much more to offer - explore the beautiful architecture including the ancient city walls and castle; enjoy the stunning quayside with its waterfront bars and galleries; and don't miss the fantastic public art such as the Angel of the North.

With a year-long programme of festivals and events there is always something going on. Why not visit NewcastleGateshead for a city break with a difference, or use it as a base for exploring the rest of North East England. Visit NewcastleGateshead website

Angel of the North

Angel of the North

The Angel of the North is a new landmark at the entrance to Tyneside. Its wide, open arms greet visitors as they reach Gateshead, whether they come by road or rail. Its silhouette at the head of the Team Valley now rivals that of the famous Tyne Bridge. The site, a former colliery pit head baths, has been re-claimed as a green landscape on the boundary of the Great North Forest. Visit Angel website

Metro Radio Arena

Metro Radio Arena

The Metro Radio Arena Newcastle is the largest concert and exhibition venue in the North East of England and was recently acquired by SMG Facility Management Worldwide. The Metro Radio Arena´s commitment to the North East as a region, is more than capable of supporting the very best in entertainment in this superb 40,000sq metre site. Visit Metro Radio Arena website

MetroCentre

MetroCentre

Explore and Discover the exciting world of Retail Therapy at MetroCentre, where you can find a whole host of small unique shops in themed areas alongside popular high street names. Visit MetroCentre website

Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall

As a Visitor to the area you will find that Hadrian's Wall Country marks so much more than just the extent of Roman occupation. The rich and varied land that stretches from the east to west coast embraces cosmopolitan cities, dramatic highlands, rolling countryside and sleepy villages, historic sites and modern architecture. Whether you are looking for riverside walk or inner city art gallery, a fascinating museum or historic castle, a stately home or nature reserve, Hadrian's Wall Country has it all. Visit Hadrian's Wall website

Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited Castle in England, the first being Windsor Castle, and has been the home of the Percys, Earls and Dukes of Northumberland since 1309. We're sure that whatever your age or interests you'll find lots to see and do on any visit here, and all on a scale to match any house in Britain. Visit Alnwick Castle website

Whats On

Whats on in the region for the coming months!

NEWCASTLE UNITED HOME FIXTURES FEBRUARY AND MARCH 2016

6TH FEB WEST BROMWICH ALBION 27TH FEB MANCHESTER CITY (POSTPONED) 5TH MARCH BOURNEMOUTH 19TH MARCH SUNDERLAND

THEATRE ROYAL -WHATS ON FEBRUARY/MARCH 2016

9TH FEBRUARY - AN INSPECTOR CALLS 15TH FEBRUARY-STOMP 23RD FEBRUARY - THE PERFECT MURDER 8TH MARCH- LORD OF THE FLIES 15TH MARCH- SINGLE SPIES 22ND MARCH -GUYS AND DOLLS

METRO RADIO ARENA 2016

18TH FEBRUARY-21ST FEBRUARY DYNAMO 10TH MARCH - X FACTOR LIVE 2016 16TH MARCH -ELLIE GOULDING 17TH MARCH -LITTLE MIX 6TH APRIL -THE VAMPS 14TH APRIL- JEFF LYNNES ELO 18TH APRIL- 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER 20TH APRIL -WWE WRESTLING

RIHANNA ANTI WORLD TOUR 2016

RIHANNA IS VISITING THE STADIUM OF LIGHT ON SATURDAY 18TH JUNE WHY NOT MAKE A WEEKEND OF IT AND STAY IN NEWCASTLE WITH EASY METRO LINKS TO SUNDERLAND

BEYONCE FORMATION TOUR @ STADIUM OF LIGHT

BEYONCE HAS ANNOUNCED SHE IS TO PERFORM AT THE STADIUM OF LIGHT ON 28TH JUNE 2016. ONE OF ONLY 3 VENUES IN ENGLAND . DEMAND WILL BE HIGH SO DON'T FORGET TO BOOK YOUR ACCOMODATION WHEN YOU BOOK YOUR TICKETS .