Newcastle is a thriving city with a reputation for providing a friendly welcome to all visitors. During your visit to Newcastle University, discover what else this vibrant city has to offer; explore our rich history, vibrant culture, nightlife, fine dining and shopping.
Lonely Planet’s Great Britain guidebook (2011) named Newcastle as “the hipster capital of the northeast”. Attractions include theatres, art galleries, museums and eateries. In 2010, Newcastle was voted third best city in Europe for Nightlife in Trip Advisor’s Travellers Choice Awards 2010.
The Intu Eldon Square shopping complex includes department stores, shops, cafes, fast food restaurants and a sports and leisure centre. The Intu Metro Centre, one of Europe's largest indoor shopping centres, is within easy reach by bus or train.
More information about the city can be found on the NewcastleGateshead website.
A short drive from the city is the region's spectacular coastline and stunning countryside. The Lake District, Yorkshire and the Scottish Borders are all within easy reach for a day trip.
Northumbria is one of the quietest and most unspoilt regions of England. It contains the Cheviot Hills reaching to the Scottish border, some 50 miles of coastline of outstanding natural beauty and Hadrians Wall, Holy Island and the Farne Islands. It's also home to many castles, where the violent border battles are now replaced by a tranquillity that is not easily found elsewhere.
Go to the VisitNorthumbria website for more information.
For maps of our campus and the city, visit our Maps page.
For information about travelling to Newcastle University, including parking, visit our travel advice page.