• Mon. Apr 15th, 2024

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Fringe benefits to bring staycation fun for leisure visitors

A sharp rise in the cost of travelling abroad has left many holidaymakers looking closer to home for things to see and do in their summer break with an estimated 2.5 million Brits opting to ditch sunnier climes for a fun-filled staycation.

Crowne Plaza Newcastle – Stephenson Quarter and Virgin Trains have just the ticket for those holidaying at home, offering a two-night break, which takes in two beautiful cities and provides Fringe Festival fun with luxury accommodation.

Available weekdays Monday to Thursday from August 9 -25, the package includes two nights at the luxurious Crowne Plaza hotel in Newcastle with breakfast on both days and complimentary parking.

The stunning Quayside and bustling city centre are just minutes away and visitors will have full access to the Mineral House to take a dip in the pool or indulge in a relaxing beauty treatment at the spa.

After all that exploring or pampering, guests can savour local cuisine in Hawthorns brasserie before engineering their own martini in The GIN Bar.

On day two, it’s time to board a Virgin service to Edinburgh where hours can be spent taking in the spectacle of the many street artists and soaking up the festival atmosphere before boarding the train back to Newcastle and the comfort of the hotel.

Amanda McBride, sales and marketing director at Crowne Plaza Newcastle – Stephenson Quarter, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Virgin Trains to offer a fantastic break for leisure visitors. Given the current economic climate, we know that more people are looking for cheaper ways to enjoy their well-earned down time and so we wanted to provide just that.

“We’ve created a city break package with a difference, taking in not just one, but two fabulous cities without the hassle of travelling far as well as the chance to relax in luxurious accommodation. I’m sure there’ll be high demand for bookings so I advise people to snap up the deal quickly.”

Emma Vincent, general manager for Virgin Trains, said: “This is a great package for customers on our east coast route and gives them the opportunity to explore two fantastic cities, travelling in style on our newly refurbished trains.”

Package details:

  • £97 per person for two nights, based on two sharing. (upgrade to a Club Bedroom and First Class for an extra £40)
  • Full English Breakfast on both mornings
  • Access to Mineral House spa, pool and gymnasium
  • Day return tickets with Virgin East Coast from Newcastle to Edinburgh
  • Complimentary car parking.

This package is also available as a one-night or family break. For bookings, call 0191 562 3333 or email nclsq.reservations@ihg.com

Photo Captions:

  • City break fun on Newcastle’s Quayside
  • Street performers in Princes Street, Edinburgh. Credit: Marketing Edinburgh
  • Luxury accommodation at Crowne Plaza Newcastle-Stephenson Quarter
  • Crowne Plaza Newcastle -Stephenson Quarter, exterior shot

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