Take time to explore our wonderful city while you're here.
Friendly locals, beautiful architecture and a short Metro journey from the coast, Newcastle is the perfect student city.
It's also a wonderful destination for a weekend break – so much so that it was recently named number one by Rough Guide 2018 in a list of 'places that should be on your radar in 2018'.
The University is in the city centre, and Newcastle is a very compact city, so it's easy to get around and explore.
Use our map to find your way around.
See our vibrant city first hand by taking a bus tour.
A ‘hop on, hop off’ City Sightseeing bus tour stops outside King’s Gate building (Google Maps).
- Present your Open Day programme to purchase tickets at the discounted rate of £6.00 per adult and £5.00 per student
- Tours run every 30 minutes from 10.30 to 15.00
- A full tour takes 1 hour
- Tickets are valid for 24 hours from the time of purchase
Find our more on the City Sightseeing website
What do see and do
It's worth taking the time to explore the city if you can. Here are just a few ideas of what to see and do, whether you're here for the day or staying overnight.
Shopping, restaurants and cultureShopping, restaurants and culture
There are great places to eat and shop a short walk from campus:
Eldon Square (Google Maps) is less than five minutes' walk from the campus. It's one of the UK’s largest city-centre shopping centres with over 150 stores, cafés and restaurants.
More restaurants, independent shops and galleries are on Grey Street (Google Maps) This beautiful street is full of listed buildings and Newcastle’s Theatre Royal.
Take a walk, or ride the QuayLink bus, to the NewcastleGateshead Quayside (Google Maps). Discover restaurants and attractions, including the Sage Gateshead music centre, and the BALTIC, the biggest art gallery of its kind in the world.
Newcastle’s very own Chinatown (Google Maps) is a short walk from the campus, close to Newcastle University Business School.
Use our map to help find your way around Newcastle.
Staying overnightStaying overnight
Exploring further...Exploring further...
There are plenty of places to visit outside of the city centre if you have a bit more time. Here are just a few ideas:
Travel one stop on the Metro to a Jesmond – a fashionable, leafy suburb of Newcastle. Many students choose to live here after first year. As well as boutiques, cafés and restaurants, you'll find the gorgeous Jesmond Dene.
Europe’s largest indoor shopping and leisure centre is just a 15-minute drive or 10-minute bus journey from the city centre.
Tynemouth is a 25-minute Metro journey or 20-minute drive. A picturesque seaside village with Blue Flag beaches and a bustling weekend market in its Victorian Metro station, it's popular with students and locals alike. There are a handful of shops, along with restaurants and cafés in the village centre. See our short video about Tynemouth.
The neighbouring county of Northumberland has more castles than any other UK county, and the World Heritage Site, Hadrian's Wall, is within driving distance.