Whether you’re visiting the Great North Hotel for work, or pleasure, we’re the prime location for the convenience of local premier sporting venues in the North East. A great alternative to a night out, local sports matches in particular are a brilliant and sociable event for anyone who enjoys nail-biting live sports.

Newcastle Racecourse

We’re under starters orders to provide you with the best experience at the Great North Hotel with our site conveniently located only a furlong away from the Newcastle Racecourse. Home to the historic Northumberland Plate, our local racecourse is one of Britain’s busiest racecourses. Be sure to check out the latest fixtures and events at the Racecourse ahead of your visit at https://www.newcastle-racecourse.co.uk/whats-on/

Newcastle St. James’ Park

Home to Newcastle United F.C, the well-known ground is an easy 10-minute taxi ride away from the Great North Hotel. With a seating capacity of over 52,000, St James’ is the eighth largest stadium in England. It is the prime opportunity to indulge in true team spirit and an adrenaline-filled atmosphere on your visit to the North East. Find out about upcoming matches ahead of your visit at https://www.nufc.co.uk/matches/first-team/

Newcastle Falcons at Kingston Park Stadium

Newcastle Falcons rugby team have been at their current home ground, Kingston Park Stadium, since 1990. With a capacity of over 10,000 and a friendly atmosphere, the stadium is located only 3 miles away from the hotel and is accessible by nearby Metro, or local taxi services. Sports fans looking for things to do in Newcastle should head to Kingston Park to experience live rugby in action.

Golf Courses & Clubs

Geordie golfers have plenty of choices as Newcastle proudly boasts some of the best golf clubs and courses in the region including the City of Newcastle Golf Club, Gosforth Golf Club, and Parklands Golf club. If you’re joining us for a round, or two, be sure to check out our fantastic Stay & Golf package at https://www.greatnorthhotel.co.uk/offer/stay-and-golf/

Whitley Bay Ice Rink

Team sport with a twist? It’s time to face-off! Based at Whitley Bay Ice Rink, the Whitley Warriors are an ice hockey team first founded in 1957. Located just 10 miles from the Great North Hotel and near our enviable, North East coastline, this location can also be conveniently accessed by local transport. Keep up to date with the latest fixture at https://whitleywarriors.net/fixtures/