Local Attractions

The York House Hotel is located in the coastal town of Whitley Bay in the North East of England. We are ideally positioned to access all areas of Tyne & Wear and Northumberland and only 25 minutes from Newcastle city centre by Metro and Newcastle International Airport is only 30 minutes drive by car. The International cruise terminal at Royal Quays is a short 10 minutes drive away.

The hotel overlooks Whitley Bay Park & the Iconic Spanish City Dome – immortalised in the lyrics of Dire Straits song ‘Tunnel of Love’ & is only 300 metres from Blue Flag award-winning beaches. Across the road is the Whitley Bay Playhouse which presents a quality mixed programme of professional and amateur theatrical productions year round.

Whitley Bay, Cullercoats & Tynemouth are the North East’s most popular holiday resorts. Together they boast an eclectic mix of independent boutique, vintage and antique shopping with lively craft markets and an abundance of excellent  restaurants & ‘cafe culture’ offering tastes from around the world. With a calendar of  year round family, arts/cultural and sports events our locality is an ideal destination for all ages, through all seasons, where you’ll find everything easily accessible on our doorstep.

Other local attractions include:

  • The iconic St. Mary’s Lighthouse
  • Tynemouth Castle & Priory
  • Blue Reef Aquarium
  • Segedenum
  • Whitley Bay Playhouse
  • Seaton Delaval Hall (National Trust)
  • Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside – a unique arts and cultural space
  • MetroCentre & Eldon Square Shopping
  • Hadrian’s Wall
  • Alnwick Castle & Garden
  • and much much more.

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