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(Re) Visioning the landscape of practice

19 - 20 September 2019

Hilton Newcastle Gateshead Hotel

Together with AFT North East

Hilton Newcastle Gateshead Hotel

2019 AFT Conference Venue


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This 4-star hotel looks out over the River Tyne and the Quayside to Newcastle city centre. It has modern, air-conditioned rooms and a health club with gym and indoor pool.


The bar/lounge and the Windows on the Tyne restaurant have views of the Tyne Bridge and the river. The restaurant serves modern international cuisine.


The LivingWell Health Club has a modern gym, a 20 yards pool and a sauna and steam room. The hotel also has a business centre with meeting rooms for up to 500 people.


The Hilton Newcastle Gateshead is 450 yards from the Sage Gateshead and less than a mile from the city centre and Newcastle Rail Station. Newcastle Airport is 8 miles from the hotel.

Travel Information


Train Station

The closest train station is Newcastle Central Station.  It is located approximately 0.6 miles from the hotel.  It is approximately a 13 minute walk.



The closet airport is Newcastle International Airport.  It is located approximately 8 miles from the hotel.  It is approximately a 20 minute drive.


The Tyne & Wear Metro (light rail) runs directly from Newcastle Airport to Newcastle Central Station and takes approximately 30 mins.


Car Parking

The hotel offers limited first come first serve car parking.  It is currently charged at the below rates:


Parking rates:: £12.00 per day.


Prices are per vehicle; blue badge holders receive complimentary car parking upon display of a valid blue badge.


Please note that prices were correct at the time of publishing, however the hotel reserves the right to change pricing without notice.

Local Guides & Useful Downloads


NewcastleGatesehead - Official tourism website.


Manchester City Centre Map


Tyne & Wear Metro - Light rail system.

Newcastle upon Tyne


Against its dramatic backdrop of Victorian elegance and industrial grit, this fiercely independent city harbours a spirited mix of heritage and urban sophistication, with excellent art galleries and a magnificent concert hall, along with boutique hotels, some exceptional restaurants and, of course, interesting bars: Newcastle is renowned throughout Britain for its thumping night-life, bolstered by an energetic, 42,000-strong student population. The city retains deep-rooted traditions, embodied by the no-nonsense, likeable locals.


Accommodation Booking

Hilton Newcastle Gateshead Hotel (conference hotel)


Accommodation for the conference is based at the conference hotel - the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead - and can be booked via our online booking system by clicking on the 'Register / Log In' option in the top menu (registration opens March 2019).


Accommodation for the Thursday 19 September 2019 is bookable as part of the Residential Conference Package and accommodation for Wednesday 18 September 2018 (the night before the conference) can also be booked as part of the Pre-conference Option.


Please note that there is only a limited number of rooms available at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead Hotel and demand is expected to be high due to the fact it is the conference hotel.  Please book your residential package early to avoid disappointment.

Any Questions?



Website and online booking provided by Mint Events.  If you have any questions regarding your registration or the conference, please contact:


John Bastock

Mint Events Ltd

T:  +44 (0)1270 750070







This conference is organised by the Association for Family Therapy & Systemic Practice.


The Association for Family Therapy

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