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Why NewcastleGateshead?

NewcastleGateshead is a vibrant destination with a famously warm welcome. United by seven bridges across a spectacular riverscape, Newcastle (on the north bank of the River Tyne) and Gateshead (on the south bank) form a single, diverse and exciting conference destination, set in the heart of North East England.

NewcastleGateshead is a destination that both organisers and delegates love. It's not surprising thanks to its striking setting, compact city centre, fantastic transport links and 2,000 years of history. And with a huge choice of exciting urban and rural venues, cutting-edge cultural facilities and some of the finest support services in the country, it's easy to see why NewcastleGateshead is such a popular choice for conferences, meetings and events.

You’ve probably already heard of our fantastic shopping, exciting nightlife, inspiring heritage and passion for sport. Add these to the legendary Geordie friendliness, and we've created a refreshing destination that will leave delegates with a warm impression and lasting memories.

Be it a meetings for ten or a conference for thousands, NewcastleGateshead is the perfect backdrop to help make your event a huge success.

NewcastleGateshead Quayside

Choose a vibrant destination for your next event, which offers:

  • a spectacular setting featuring world-famous icons including the Tyne Bridge and Angel of the North.
  • over 6,000 city centre bedrooms all within easy walking distance of major conference venues.
  • an array of unique cultural, historical and contemporary venues – catering for up to 1,700 delegates.
  • outstanding connectivity within the UK and further afield – only 2hrs 45mins from London by train and an international airport offers direct flights to 80 destinations worldwide.
  • leading academic and industry strengths in the healthcare and life sciences, creative and digital, and marine and offshore sectors.
  • An experienced and knowledgeable convention bureau – offering free and unbiased advice to help you bring an event to our region.
  • A famously warm Geordie welcome!

Three words…

In a recent survey, we asked delegates how they would describe NewcastleGateshead in three words. Here’s what they came up with:

Friendly, attractive, historic
Crème de North
Compact, friendly, accessible
Full of life
Inviting vibrant city
Clean, bright, friendly
Charming, friendly, welcoming
Worth coming back

And the three most popular words? Time and time delegates describe NewcastleGateshead as… vibrant, interesting and friendly.

It’s a destination that delegates love. So much so that in a recent survey, 91% of delegates to NewcastleGateshead said they would like to return for a visit with friends or family.

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