From the golden sands and exciting castles of Alnwick to Newcastle's bright lights and Durham's magnificent cathedrals, the region has something for everyone. Booking accommodation in the North East couldn't be easier. Online booking is a popular option for UK tourists, especially if it means a quick and easy reservation. Last minute discounts can make a formerly out of reach hotel a possibility for the cash strapped, so spa hotels and resplendent country house manors become within reach. Some last minute deals are room only, so always check, but the saving should more than cover breakfast in a nearby cafe!
National Trust members will get their money's worth in Durham. You can experience ancient central heating at Binchester Roman Fort, or immerse yourself in the exotic opulence of the Oriental Museum, situated in Durham's city centre. Cheap last minute accommodation booking in Durham is a popular way to enjoy all of its attractions and gift shops without breaking the bank. Why not use the spare cash to splurge on a romantic meal at the contemporary Zen Thai restaurant? Or else sample some local cuisine at the Bridge, serving up local produce composed into delicious and traditional dishes.
If you're checking out Newcastle University as a possible place for yourself or your teenager, then you'll need to book a hotel in Newcastle. Chances are you'll be checking out several colleges and perhaps attending interviews, so you need one that's nearby and cheap. Durham university is also a popular choice; booking in the night before to one of your Durham hotel reservations can save a lot of stress (ever tried to get to a place you've never been before, in a hurry because the train was late, hauling a plastic case with a year's worth of canvasses in it, in high heels? Trust me, 'ouch' doesn't approach it).
If you need to recharge and enjoy the natural world, try booking one of the many last minute cottages Northumberland can provide. Switch your WIFI off and pull on the walking boots, before plunging into the local scenery. Exploring the local waterfalls, fens and deep forests can help you relax and avoid the incessant demands of your laptop, and nowadays, the incessant ping of your phone as it informs you of all the emails piling up at work. Conversely most cottages offer free WIFI so if you really must work in the evenings, you can.
Last minute hotels in the North-East are easy to find, with a wide selection of locations which are conveniently located near to many North-East attractions offering reduced rates on late deals to fill unreserved rooms. If you require last minute hotels in Newcastle there's plenty going on in the city to keep you occupied, including The Laing art gallery where work from artists including Henry Moore is exhibited. When booking last minute hotels in Durham don't expect a great deal of choice in terms of rooms and facilities, although it's always worth asking what is available as you may strike lucky. If you can't find last minute hotels in Alnwick with dining facilities that measure up to your expectations, why not look elsewhere in Alnwick for a dining experience as there are a wide variety of great restaurants, pubs and takeaways in Alnwick.
Last minute bookings for B&Bs and guest houses in the North-East are available from most places to stay in the city which can result in excellent value for money, especially at quieter times of the year. If you find yourself looking for late deals B&Bs in Newcastle can save you money, leaving you with spare cash and plenty to spend it on, such as a day at Newcastle racecourse. While booking last minute B&Bs in Alnwick, remember that you may be stuck with a more basic room but you will always find hot running water and other basic requirements. Often when booking late deals B&Bs in Durham with the better dining facilities may be booked up, but if you prefer to eat out than settle for anything less than 5-star eating, the choice of restaurants in Durham is impressive.
Bookings for last minute cottages in the North-East are widely available from most places in the area, which are worth every penny of what could be a reduced price in the case of late bookings. While booking last minute cottages in Bamburgh, you may also like to see Bamburgh Castle, where archaeologists regularly pitch up on digs - perhaps you too can unearth a unique find in this highly historical area. When booking last minute cottages in Durham, remember that facilities will be the same as you experience at home, so don't expect to be waited on hand and foot! When booking last minute cottages in Alnwick, bear in mind that while you will find adequate kitchen facilities, there is nothing to stop you exploring the options for restaurants in Alnwick and there is an impressive choice in the town.