Directions to the Clinical Ageing Research Unit


The hospital is well served by buses from the city centre:

  • from Eldon Square (Blackett Street) use route 12 to Nunsmoor Road, or routes 39 and 40 to Westgate Road.
  • from Central Station use routes 10 or 38 to Westgate Road.


Newcastle Central Station is 5 minutes away by taxi or bus routes 10 or 38. Trains to London are frequent (at least hourly) and fast (journey time about 3 hours).

By Car

Newcastle General Hospital is situated on Westgate Road (A69) to the west of Newcastle.

Enter the Newcastle General Hospital site from Westgate Road, drive past all the main hospital buildings then take the first right. Follow the signs to the Clinical Ageing Research Unit.

There are several reserved car parking places opposite CARU Reception, please note that you will need to get a visitor’s pass from Reception upon arrival.

Plan of Newcastle General Hospital site