Jump to content
Emmone

Sailing from Newcastle

Recommended Posts

Can anyone help? Our cruise leaves from the Port of Tyne which I think is not in Newcastle itself. Is it better to stay in Newcastle and travel to the port in a taxi or book a hotel near the port (travelling direct from the train station)?  Any help will be appreciated.

Edited by Emmone
Typo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi   I live in Newcastle and there is a Premier Inn very near the cruise terminal in North Shields.  Next to the hotel there is an outlet retail park (The Royal Quays) and as well as restaurants.  In spite of the convenience of being next to the cruise terminal I would consider staying overnight in city of Newcastle and enjoy the nightlife in the vibrant centre city, it was voted by the Rough Guide as the second best party city in the world!  There is a wide range of hotels covering all pockets.   The pubs, clubs, restaurants, shopping, cinemas, theatres and music venues are all assessible.  If you wish to check out the Theatre Royal (Newcastle) and the Sage (Gateshead) websites you may find some performances to may wish to see before your cruise.

Edited by Land Ahoy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I dont live in Newcastle but my family live there and travel here several times a year. I have stayed in the Premier Inn next to the Royal Quays and although very accessible to the port not a lot going on in the evening. If you want to stay there and not stay in Newcastle you could maybe go into Tynemouth which is not far by car it is quite low key but there are some nice quiet restaurants but the coastline there is lovely with a couple of nice beaches.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I dont live in Newcastle but my family live there and travel here several times a year. I have stayed in the Premier Inn next to the Royal Quays and although very accessible to the port not a lot going on in the evening. If you want to stay there and not stay in Newcastle you could maybe go into Tynemouth which is not far by car it is quite low key but there are some nice quiet restaurants but the coastline there is lovely with a couple of nice beaches.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for all the advice. We have decided to stay in Newcastle.  We were thinking of either the Royal Station Hotel as we will be travelling in on the train and will have our luggage with us so don't want to be dragging that any distance.  The alternatives are Holiday Inn Express or Jurys. Any opinions?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i  I understand your reluctance to carry your luggage any great distance and the Royal Station Hotel sounds a reasonable idea, the nearest taxi rank for the onward journey to the port is immediately in front of the central station.  The hotel is convenient for you to walk to all the places of interest: the bars, restaurants and theatre on Grey Street as well as the Quayside for the views of the bridges and the Sage music venue.  An alternative hotel you may wish to consider is the Hilton in Gateshead on the banks of the Tyne (it's about a 5 minute taxi ride outside peak travel times).  If you book a room on the river side  you will get great views of the bridges and the Newcastle skyline

Edited by Land Ahoy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OMG a Hilton in Gateshead.   I was born in County Durham (dad was a miner, moved to Nottingham in 1969).  My husband's grandparents lived in Gateshead - I guess it must have changed a lot.    The beaches at South Shields used to be beautiful, but we haven't been there for about 25 years - happy days.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×