Once: Win a luxury trip to Newcastle Gateshead

Win a luxury break in NewcastleGateshead

They say that a day is a long time in politics - but it's not when it comes to a trip to NewcastleGateshead. That's why the winner of this competition will have 48 hours to enjoy the city's many attractions.

Even then they'll merely have their appetites whetted. On arrival on day one, the Laing Art Gallery would be a good place to start. After a few hours there, aching legs can be given a rest on an afternoon river cruise. Chinatown is a mouth-watering destination for an evening meal, a hearty feast there serving as the perfect preparation for a trip to the theatre.

Day two could be spent in Sunderland (a short ride away on the Metro) where there's a glass factory to explore as well as the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens. After a spot of lunch in a top-notch restaurant, the Souter Lighthouse will prove an illuminating destination. And to continue the nautical theme, Littlehaven beach offers fabulous sunset views across the Tyne. Finally head back to NewcastleGateshead to check out some of the many pubs and bars in the evening.

If a fuzzy head accompanies the dawn of day three, then a spot of R&R in the tranquil Saltwell Park in Gateshead may be required. The more energetic visitor will be tempted by the fantastic shops located in the MetroCentre, while the Angel of the North is the perfect stop-off point on the way home.

Of course, that's just a glimpse of what NewcastleGateshead has to offer. Anyone who spends a weekend there will want to come back for the sequel - another 48 hours.

To find out what else NewcastleGateshead has to offer, click here

The competition winner will receive two nights' accommodation, including full English breakfast, for two people at the four-star Copthorne Hotel Newcastle. Situated on the Newcastle quayside, with great views of the River Tyne and its famous bridges, the hotel is a perfect base for a short break in NewcastleGateshead.

The winner and their companion will travel first class to Newcastle by train with National Express, which runs a fast and frequent service from London, the east Midlands, Yorkshire and Scotland. (If the winner doesn't live near a station close to the east coast mainline, alternative travel will be offered up to a value of £100).

The prize also includes dinner up to the value of £90 at the award-winning Blackfriars Restaurant in Newcastle. Situated in a 13th century refectory, Blackfriars is reputed to be the oldest purpose-built restaurant in the country.

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If i enter and win do you think they would refund me the train cost since as i am alread here in Newcastle lol


I live near Newcastle and "luvit" but "luxury" lol

Original Poster

I knew someone would say something like this. Never been before so can't comment, BUT it was in the paper so it MUST be true :-)

LMAO Newcastle is anything but luxury... cheers anyway.


LMAO Newcastle is anything but luxury... cheers anyway.

Hey don't slate my home town. we have a Hilton here for goodness sake so it must be ok lol
Like all big cities there are really nice parts and the not quite so nice parts. The quayside has undergone alot of change over the last few years and its thriving. I'd be happy to show anyone round:)
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