If you’re feeling active:
There are over 80 courses within an hour’s drive of the city, from urban parkland courses to links courses to championship standard. These include the nearby City of Newcastle Golf Club, Arcot Hall, just to the north of the city, the historic links course at Alnmouth (known as Foxton) and two championship courses at Slaley Hall. Please contact Reception to arrange a game.
Great North Run
The world’s largest half-marathon, 52,000 runners, takes place every autumn (September/October, dates vary) starting in Newcastle and finishing 13.1 miles later in South Shields. The starting point is 1.5 miles from the hotel.
Further information: www.greatrun.org
There are several local gyms near the hotel, some with sauna or swimming pool. Please contact Reception to arrange a visit.
There are good areas for jogging around Jesmond, Jesmond Dene and the Town Moor. Contact Reception for a map.
If you would like a work-out with a qualified personal trainer, either in your room, in a studio or outside, please contact Reception to arrange.
Jesmond Dene Real Tennis Club
Tel: 0191 281 6854
Located next to the hotel. Built in 1894 by Sir Andrew Noble, owner of Jesmond Dene House, it is one of only 25 real tennis courts in the country. To arrange a game or visit, please contact Reception.
Further information: www.jdrtc.co.uk
Spa and beauty treatments
Several salons within the area offer services from nail express to full spa treatments. Please contact Reception for further details.
Surfing lessons, as well as surf hire shops, are available at Tynemouth, 20 minutes from Jesmond, while Embleton Bay, Alnmouth and Bamburgh are popular surfing spots further north on the Northumberland coast.
Jesmond Swimming Pool, St George’s Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle
Tel: 0191 281 2482
The nearest public swimming pool.
Further information: www.jesmondpool.co.uk
David Lloyd Centre, Castle Farm Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle
Tel: 0191 284 1275
A private members’ club with swimming pool; contact Reception to arrange a visit.
Further information: www.davidlloyd.co.uk
Wet ‘n’ Wild, Royal Quays, North Shields
Tel: 0191 296 1333
The UK’s largest tropical indoor water park with whirlpools, slides and chutes.
Further information: www.wetnwild.co.uk
There are outdoor and indoor tennis courts at several local clubs within Jesmond. Please contact Reception to arrange a game.
If you prefer to watch:
Gateshead International Stadium, Neilson Road, Gateshead
Tel: 0191 433 5700
Hosts British and international athletics events.
Further information: http://www.gateshead.gov.uk
Tel: 0191 245 3880
One of the leading forces in British basketball and currently British Basketball League Champions, play at Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, Arena Way, Newcastle.
Further information: http://www.newcastle-eagles.com/
Durham County Cricket Club, The Riverside, Chester-le-Street near Durham
Tel: 0191 387 1717
The ground also hosts international test matches.
Further information: www.durhamcc.co.uk
Newcastle Cricket Club, Osborne Avenue, Jesmond, Newcastle
Tel: 0191 281 0775
A delightful ground with resident teams playing in the North East Premier league.
Further information: www.newcastlecc.co.uk
Newcastle United Football Club
Tel: 0844 372 1892
Newcastle United play at St James’ Park, the city centre home ground and one of the largest football stadia in England, holding 52,000.
Sunderland Association Football Club
Tel: 0871 911 1200
Premier league Sunderland play at the Stadium of Light, capacity 49,000, in Sunderland
Newcastle Racecourse, High Gosforth Park, Gosforth, Newcastle
Tel: 0191 236 2020
Three miles north of the city centre, has around 30 meetings a year, both flat and national hunt.
Further information: www.newcastle-racecourse.co.uk
Newcastle Falcons, Brunton Road, Kenton Bank Foot, Newcastle
Tel: 0191 214 5588
Premier league Newcastle Falcons play at Kingston Park three miles to the north of the city.
Further information: www.newcastle-falcons.co.uk
Regional and national surfing competitions are frequently held at Longsands Beach, Tynemouth, one of the UK’s most popular surfing locations.