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The conference hotel is The Thistle County Hotel. The Hotel web site can be found at

We have secured a bed and breakfast rate at the venue hotel as follows; Small Double Rooms @ £72.00 bed and breakfast and Standard Doubles @ £79.00 bed and breakfast. To access the Thistle booking system for these rates, please follow this link

You can also book your accommodation via the telephone, please quote the conference booking code of NEWC120514 when you make your call.

Note: This rate is for single occupancy only, if you have any special requests (double occupancy, disabled room etc, please contact the hotel by telephone +44 (0) 871 376 9029 or e-mail

Alternative Accommodation

We also have some discounted accommodation available via Newcastle Gateshead Initiative, to view the various options, please click here.

Extensive accommodation options are still available throughout the city centre. They can be booked, for instance, through (note that Newcastle city centre is compact, and most hotels there are within walking distance from the conference venue)

Another possibility is to book student accommodation. However, there may be limited availability due to term dates.

Accommodation Queries

For accommodation-related queries, please contact the local arrangements team via Claire Smith.