Man and Van in Newcastle Upon Tyne

Need to find out more about Newcastle?

Are you interested in relocating or visiting Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in the north east of England? If so, this guide is for you. In this article, we’ll talk about what to expect from Newcastle and let you know about the best places to eat, drink, relax and more. Read on to find out more about why Newcastle is regarded as one of the greatest cities the north has to offer.

“The world’s smallest big city”

Newcastle is often referred to as the world’s smallest big city. This is due to the fact it is so compact yet so accessible. It’s relatively easy to reach Newcastle from various parts of the UK whether you’re travelling by car, bus or train. You can get to Newcastle from London in around three hours and reach York within an hour. The historic city of Durham is around a fifteen-minute train ride away.

The city has an incredibly vibrant and friendly city centre. Newcastle is home to restaurants serving up cuisine from around the world as well as various shopping centres and small independent stores. If you ever need to take the pace down a little, you only need to drive for around 20 minutes to reach some of the region’s most picturesque countryside.

Popular Newcastle attractions

Some of the most popular attractions in and around Newcastle include the Tyne Bridge, the Millennium Bridge, Grey Street and the Swing Bridge. The Millennium Bridge was actually the first tilting bridge in the world. Newcastle’s residents are often regarded as some of the friendliest in the UK.

Another great reason to consider relocating to Newcastle is that the average house price is much lower than what you’d pay in many parts of the south of England.  Many people have relocated to the city from places like London in order to cut their living costs whilst still having access to a world-class city.

Leisure, culture and nature

Newcastle plays host to a series of idyllic green spaces including Jesmond Dene, Heaton Park and the Town Moor. If you want to keep yourself fit whilst you’re in Newcastle, you may well wish to head to facilities like Active Newcastle near the railway station. Just over the River Tyne in Gateshead, you’ll find the Baltic, which is an international arts centre and the music venue The Sage. You can also find fantastic educational facilities like the Great North Museum and Discovery Museum and watch live music and theatre performances at the O2 Academy, the Utilita Arena and the Town Hall.

Nightlife and education in Newcastle

When it comes to nightlife, Newcastle has a great deal to offer. The city is home to scores of nightclubs, bars and restaurants. In fact, it has been voted as Europe’s third best city for nightlife. One of the reasons why Newcastle has such a vibrant feel is that it’s home to not one but two universities, which are Newcastle University and Northumbria University. The city is also home to a range of quality state and independent schools.