Get the guide to Newcastle on your iPhone

Thursday, 23 December 2010 1:42 PM

The North East is becoming an increasingly popular destination for UK mini-breaks, with a range of cultural and artistic attractions in the area, and tech-savvy visitors to Newcastle and Gateshead can now get their best of the local area in the palm of their hand.

The recently launched NewcastleGateshead iPhone app includes all the information you need to make the most out of your mini-break, including guides to the local hotels, restaurants and bars, while you can also browse through upcoming festivals, shows and events.

The app allows visitors to visualise where they are in relation to top attractions, activities and popular eateries, along with the ability to plan a shortlist of all the things they want to do and see.

Current users have given this app top marks for its detail and pictures that accompany each listing, as well as the handy directions and mapping to show you how to get there.

The app can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store for just £1.19. For more information visit:

Head to EAT! in July for foodie fun

Newcastle events to look forward to in 2013

Newcastle is one of the best British locations for an exciting city break - a holiday that can be made even more thrilling if you time your trip to coincide with one of its excellent festivals. Read our guide to find out what's on in the destination in 2013.

Tickle your taste buds at EAT! festival

A guide to Newcastle Gateshead's EAT! festival

If you're planning a late summer getaway, Newcastle should definitely be on your shortlist of destinations. From August 23rd to September 8th, EAT! NewcastleGateshead is returning to the city and is set to offer a huge range of fun and delectable events.

Enjoy a romantic break in Newcastle

Newcastle: the perfect destination for a short romantic getaway

City breaks can be perfect for romance, provided you choose the right destination - but you don't have to cast your eyes overseas to find it. With its cultural attractions, excellent walks and tempting restaurants, Newcastle has something for every couple.

Where to find Newcastle's best cocktail bars

The coolest cocktail bars in Newcastle

When it comes to nightlife, Newcastle really shines. As well as being home to an abundance of fantastic real ale pubs, it is also where you'll find a host of chic cocktail bars. If you're planning a short break in Newcastle, read our guide to find out where to sip the best mixed drinks.

Edinburgh comes alive for Hogmanay

Heading north for Hogmanay? Get the free guide

Smartphone users looking to get the most out of the Edinburgh New Year's Eve celebrations will be glad to learn that Cool Places has launched a free app for iPhone and iPad to give you the definitive lowdown on the festive goings-on in the Scottish capital.

Where to find real ale in Newcastle

Where to go for the best real ale in Newcastle

When it comes to planning a quick weekend getaway in the UK, real ale fans would be hard pushed to find a destination better than Newcastle. Packed with charming pubs serving a combination of irresistible ales and gorgeous food, it cannot fail to impress.

Take a walking tour of London with your iPhone

Take a guided tour round London with your iPhone

Lonely Planet has launched the first of their audio walking tours, with five routes around central London taking in Covent Garden, Southbank, Spitalfields, the City and the West End. The new apps cost just £1.19 and are available from iTunes.

Get your face on a glacier in Iceland

Get your face on a glacier in Iceland

Travel fans now have the chance to get their faces pasted onto the Mýrdalsjökull Glacier in Iceland, by visiting´s facebook page and posting their facebook profile picture and name.

Coffee with a local in Amsterdam


This week is in Amsterdam drinking strong black coffee with local Machteld Ligtvoet, who gives us tips on some of his favourite local haunts – including where you can go to find one of the best views of the city.

Top five alternative Christmas markets

Alternative Christmas markets

Forget the likes of Germany and Eastern European favourites, Budapest, Krakow and Prague this year and why not head to some alternative Christmas market destinations for something a little different this festive season?