While it’s no surprise to Geordies, the rest of the UK now officially agrees there is no place like the Toon. For weeks, Britain has taken part in a country-wide public poll to vote for their favourite place in the UK. Beating other well-deserving cities like runner-up Liverpool and third-place Belfast, Newcastle has been crowned the winner by popular vote. We are delighted with the outcome, and it confirms what locals knew all along, that Newcastle is the best place to visit, live and work in the UK. Here are some of the many reasons we believe Newcastle was voted the UK’s favourite city.
People make Newcastle
It’s the people that make a place and Newcastle is no exception. Our distinctive Geordie accent is easily recognised, and our hospitality is known far and wide. We are a warm, welcoming, and passionate community who are fiercely proud of our city and what we stand for. Our football fans are the best in the world, and we have been the birth place of many famous faces and voices. We are famed for our nightlife, having a fantastic sense of humour and of course being the hometown of Greggs.
Culture and History in Newcastle
Ours is a city steeped in history and tradition. We were on the front lines of the industrial revolution and continue to lead the way with digital advancements. We see the evidence of centuries of engineering history from Hadrian’s Wall to Stephenson’s Works. There are many places of cultural and historical significance ranging from the Discovery Museum to Newcastle Castle and there are some great stories you’ll only hear from a local tour guide. Our pubs and old buildings hold stories that you might not expect.
Innovation in Newcastle
We lead the way when it comes to innovation and our talented population are always looking forward to future-proof the city. We are forward-thinking and often pioneer digital advancements hoping to transform the way we live and work for the better. It’s no surprise that one of our most popular attractions is the Life Science Centre where we encourage to discover their inner scientist. You can enjoy a variety of hands-on exhibits and ground-breaking exhibitions all year round and something of interest for all ages and interests.
Aside from our rich heritage, Newcastle also has a fantastic nightlife and clubbing culture. From student nights to stag and hen parties, Newcastle is most definitely one of the premier nightlife destinations in the UK. We have everything you could want no matter what your taste, from buzzing clubs to and high end cocktail bars to British pubs and quiet watering holes. Head Quayside, to Dean Street or the Pink Triangle for a guaranteed great night out. Clubbing is culture after all!
It’s not just the city that has made us the UKs favourite; Newcastle is a great place for a sea-side breaks. Newcastle has some of the most beautiful and picturesque beaches and lovely towns &villages along the coast, many of which are less than 30-minutes by metro. You can visit the gorgeous Tyneside, Whitely Bay or South Shields with a short drive or train journey and sample some of the best seafood in the country. Take an afternoon away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy a staycation near the seaside in Newcastle.
Accommodation in Newcastle
Another thing that makes Newcastle a great place to visit is the wide variety of accommodation options. You’re no longer confined to an overpriced hotel room or forced to squeeze into a tiny B&B. PREMIER SUITES serviced apartments Newcastle offer you flexible, affordable accommodation in the city that is unrivalled for cost or standards. We offer you the space and facilities to experience Newcastle like a local, seeing for yourself why we are the UKs favourite city.
Read more about the best things to do in Newcastle on our blog which is updated regularly. If you’d like exclusive access to our best available rates and special offers, visit PREMIER SUITES official website. You won’t find better value accommodation in Newcastle and our friendly staff are always available to help you get the best from your stay. We look forward to welcoming you.