Newcastle upon Tyne, commonly known as Newcastle, owes its name to the castle built as far back as 1080. It is home to the most popular half-marathon in the world, The Great North Run, which has run since 1981.
Crowne Plaza Newcastle - Stephenson Quarter is very reasonably priced at £19.95 per person.
Nautical but nice, Malmaison Newcastle is right on the banks of the Tyne.
Afternoon tea in Newcastle at one of the city's most exciting boutique destinations.