Destination guide

Why people love visiting tranquil Newcastle

The mountains, forests and ocean views are a perfect backdrop to your vacation home in Newcastle. Well-liked for its spas, golfing and hiking, this city is both relaxing and welcoming. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in and around Newcastle

Are you searching for top things to see and do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Newcastle a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Royal County Down Golf Course (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Exploris Aquarium (18 mi / 29 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Newcastle

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, June, July, August and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 65°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Newcastle

Travelers appreciate the captivating mountain views and pristine beaches, which is just a taste of what Newcastle has to offer. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Newcastle is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Newcastle Beach (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Slieve Donard (3 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Castlewellan Forest Park (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Slieve Bearnagh (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Slieve Binnian (6.1 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Slieve Muck (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Newcastle

The nearest airport is in Belfast (BHD-George Best Belfast City), located 27.2 mi (43.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Belfast (BFS-Belfast Intl.), which is 32.8 mi (52.7 km) away.

Where to stay around Newcastle?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 47 vacation rentals near Newcastle. From 14 Houses to 11 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Newcastle for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Newcastle?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Newcastle. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Royal County Down Golf Course: 91 vacation rentals
  • Newcastle Beach: 89 vacation rentals
  • Dundrum Castle: 89 vacation rentals
  • Life Adventure Centre: 92 vacation rentals
  • St. John's Point Lighthouse: 58 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Newcastle listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Newcastle?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 14 Houses in Newcastle. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Newcastle include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 11 rentals available
  • Cabins: 17 rentals available
  • Cottages: 17 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Newcastle?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2 vacation rentals with pool available in Newcastle. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.