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Golf

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

Jogging

There are good areas for jogging around Jesmond, Jesmond Dene and the Town Moor. Contact Reception for a map.

Personal Trainer

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.

Real Tennis

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

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.

Regional and national surfing competitions are frequently held at Longsands Beach, Tynemouth, one of the UK’s most popular surfing locations.

Swimming – Jesmond Swimming Pool

Jesmond Swimming Pool, St George’s Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle
Tel: 0191 281 2482

The nearest public swimming pool.

Further information: www.jesmondpool.co.uk

Swimming – David Lloyd Centre

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

Swimming – Wet ‘n’ Wild

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

Tennis

There are outdoor and indoor tennis courts at several local clubs within Jesmond.

Please contact Reception to arrange a game.

Athletics

Gateshead International Stadium, Neilson Road, Gateshead
Tel: 0191 433 5700

Hosts British and international athletics events.

Further information: www.gateshead.gov.uk

Basketball

Newcastle Eagles
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: www.newcastle-eagles.com

Durham County Cricket Club

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

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

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.

Further information: www.nufc.co.uk

Sunderland Association Football Club

Sunderland Association Football Club
Tel: 0871 911 1200

Premier league Sunderland play at the Stadium of Light, capacity 49,000, in Sunderland

Further information: www.safc.com

Newcastle Racecourse

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