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 and some exceptional restaurants. 300,000 people live here joined by an energetic, 42,000-strong student population. The city retains deep-rooted traditions, embodied by the no-nonsense, likeable locals.
Some of the major tourist draws to the area include...
• Castles; Alnwick Castle (used in Harry Potter films), Bamburgh Castle & Newcastle Castle
• Museums : The Discovery Museum, The Biscuit Factory, The Great North Museum
• Historical Sites: Hadrian’s Wall, Roman Forts and Museums
• Durham City & Cathedral
• Lindesfarne Island
We are partnering with local tour operators to offer fencers and parents some special days out. More details here soon.
Newcastle benefits from outstanding international transport links
Newcastle International Airport (NCL) is located approximately 6 miles from the city centre on the northern outskirts of the city near Ponteland and is the larger of the two main airports serving the North East. It is connected to the city centre by both train and the Metro Light Rail system and a journey into Newcastle city centre takes approximately 20 minutes. The airport handles over five million passengers per year, and is the tenth largest, and the fastest growing regional airport in the UK and over 90 destinations are available worldwide.
Major international hubs served by Newcastle are…
• London Heathrow (British Airways),
• Dubai (Emirates),
• Amsterdam (KLM)
• Paris (Air France)
…all of which have between 1 and 4 daily flights to Newcastle
A destination map for Newcastle Airport is here showing all of the airports with direct links
Newcastle Central Station is on the main East Coast line and has direct connections to London, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Newcastle is on the A1, one of the main roads linking Scotland to the south of England on the east side of the UK
We have set up an accommodation booking site with assistance from Newcastle Gateshead