Destination guide

Explore the riverside setting in Gateshead

The riverfront and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Gateshead. This city is welcoming and romantic, recognized for its shopping, restaurants and bars. Tyne Bridge and Gateshead Millennium Bridge are just a couple of the must-sees. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Gateshead

Are you looking for attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Gateshead a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Blue Reef Aquarium (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • The Gate (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Birtley Golf Club (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Pelaw Grange Greyhound Stadium (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Beamish Adventure Park (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • City of Newcastle Golf Club (5.9 mi / 9.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Gateshead

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Gateshead. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens (15.6 mi / 25.1 km)
  • Saltwell Park (0.5 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Exhibition Park (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • WWT Washington Wetland Centre (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Herrington Country Park (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Rainton Meadows Visitor Centre (8.2 mi / 13.1 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Gateshead

The nearest airport is in Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.), located 8.4 mi (13.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Durham (MME-Tees Valley), which is 30 mi (48.2 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Heworth Station, Dunston Station and MetroCentre Station are the main stations that serve the city. Catch a ride on the metro at Pelaw Station to easily navigate the city.

Where to stay around Gateshead?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 389 vacation rentals near Gateshead. From 124 Houses to 212 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 Gateshead for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Saltwell Park: 619 vacation rentals
  • Intu: 662 vacation rentals
  • BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art: 600 vacation rentals
  • MetroCentre Station: 660 vacation rentals
  • Sage Gateshead: 606 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Gateshead 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 Gateshead?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 124 Houses in Gateshead. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Gateshead include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 212 rentals available
  • Cabins: 46 rentals available
  • Cottages: 46 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 Gateshead?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3 vacation rentals with pool available in Gateshead. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.