A modern Newcastle hotel near the intu Metrocentre with free parking free WiFi and breakfast included Holiday Inn Express® Newcastle - Metro Centre hotel is just off the A1 and offers free on-site parking. The shops restaurants and IMAX cinema of the huge intu Metrocentre are a 15-minute walk away. Trains from Metrocentre station take just 11 minutes to Newcastle station and buses run from a stop near the hotel. Business guests are handy for Newcastle Business Park. At the hotel you can host events in the hotel's two air-conditioned meeting rooms for up to 30 people. There's natural light and free Wi-Fi as well as blackout facilities and AV equipment to ensure your presentation is a success. A 20-minute drive away the open-air Beamish Museum's full-size buildings and costumed staff recreate daily life in a North East town before the First World War. In the countryside an hour's drive from the hotel you can walk along Hadrian's Wall Path parallel to the remains of the ancient Roman defensive fortification. Towering Romanesque Durham Cathedral stands half an hour's drive from the hotel. Set yourself up for the day with the inclusive Express Start Breakfast buffet featuring scrambled eggs baked beans bacon sausages and a choice of continental items. Our cozy lounge bar is the place to order a pizza or relax with friends over a drink.