Newcastle is a city with a rich shipping and industrial history and in recent years it has grown into a metropolitan hub with a lot to offer. From world-class cultural venues such as the Sage Music Centre to award-winning restaurants and bars, there truly is something for everyone’s tastes. Located on the north east coast of England, Newcastle is perfectly situated to offer a mixture of city living and rural escapes with many historic and seaside towns offering an easy commute to the heart of the city.
Famed for its nightlife, it is not just the array of bars and restaurants that are keeping us out till late. Newcastle is a centre for the arts and is home to the Theatre Royal, the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art and the alternative Tyneside Cinema amongst others. It also plays host to several top music venues including the Sage Music Centre, the Metro Arena and the O2 Academy. There’s plenty to keep the kids entertained too including Seven Stories children’s library, Pets Corner within the scenic Jesmond Dene and much more.
From city living to countryside towns Newcastle can offer the best of both worlds. There are many attractive suburbs all within a short commute of North’s head office including picturesque seaside boroughs such as Tynemouth. If you prefer something more rural Newcastle is within easy reach of historical towns such as Hexham, Alnwick and Morpeth which offer a quieter pace of life while still being a commutable-distance to Newcastle city. Excellent transport links make it easy to commute from surrounding towns.
Whether a city apartment or family home in the suburbs is more your thing Newcastle’s housing market has a lot of unique, affordable properties. Gosforth and Jesmond are famed for their Victorian and Edwardian homes, while Tynemouth and Whitley Bay have a mixture of period properties and modern family homes - some on the seafront. House prices in the north east can be significantly lower than some areas of the south so you could get a lot more for your money.
Newcastle offers a range of high-quality public and private schools including Royal Grammar, Dame Allan’s and Kings Priory. It is also home to the University of Newcastle and within easy reach of the University of Durham - two of the country’s top universities.
Newcastle sits on the north east coastline and is home to award-winning beaches such as Long Sands at Tynemouth. It’s also in easy reach of many places to explore including the sprawling hills of Northumberland National Park, Holy Island and the Farne Islands. Within an hour’s drive from the city are gorgeous untouched beaches of the Northumberland coastline, castles and quaint little seaside towns. Just a couple of hours drive south west gets you to the Lake District and Cumbrian hills.
As well as being home to Newcastle United football club, Newcastle offers plenty in the way of sports and activities including: - Newcastle Falcons rugby team - Great North Run - Newcastle Eagles basketball team - Tynemouth Sailing Club
Newcastle is home to a major city train station and international airport so getting to and from the region couldn’t be easier. Direct trains to London can take just 2 hours 45 minutes and there are daily flights to most UK airports. The region has lots of public transport links to get you around including buses, trains with connecting services to most surrounding towns and the city’s Metro train service which connects all major districts to the city centre.