Newcastle and Gateshead

Angel of the North, a giant steel sculpture near Gateshead in Tyne and Wear
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Roman ruins. Industrial history. Time-honoured traditions. When it comes to the past, Newcastle’s perfect for history buffs – but if you’re looking for modern-day allure, the city has it all. Discover a modern masterpiece on a grand scale with a visit to the Angel of the North, or experience the beauty of days of yore on an exploration of Hadrian’s Wall. See the results of innovative engineering on a visit to the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, or dip your toe in the past on a trip to Newcastle Castle Keep. Feast your eyes on cutting edge delights at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, or watch the masterpieces of yesteryear performed at the Theatre Royal. Add to that enviable nightlife, some of the finest cuisine in the north east and the chance to see Newcastle United in action and you’ll soon see why Newcastle’s non-negotiable on your next trip to Britain.

Where is NewcastleGateshead?

Located in Northumberland, in north-east England, NewcastleGateshead is just under a three-and-a-half-hour train journey from London. The city is served by Newcastle International Airport, the largest in the north east, with routes to over 80 destinations.

Getting around NewcastleGateshead

  • With trains, buses and metro connections, it’s easy to explore Newcastle – although the city is equally accessible by foot
  • The city is also well served by 24-hour taxi ranks including those at major hubs including Central Station and Grey Street
  • The city is criss-crossed with traffic-free cycle trails too, making it easy and convenient to explore by bike


With over 60 stops on the network, the metro is one of the easiest ways to explore Newcastle – find out more at Nexus.


There are three main bus services in the city – Arriva, StageCoach and Quaylink, all of which offer a variety of economical travel tickets and passes.


Want to explore by foot? Visit NewcastleGateshead for a range of maps and guides to the best walking paths and trails.