19-minute walk from Newcastle Train Station.
17-minute walk from John Dobson Street Bus Stop.
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Training in Newcastle
Newcastle upon Tyne
Travel to and from Newcastle
Newcastle International Airport
AirNewcastle International Airport is situated on the city’s northern outskirts, near Ponteland. With over five million passengers served each year, it is the biggest and busiest airport in Northeast England, as well as the second largest and busiest airport in Northern England (after Manchester). It is also the tenth-largest and fastest-growing regional airport in the United Kingdom. Newcastle Airport holds a Civil Aviation Authority Public Use Aerodrome Licence, which authorises flights for passenger transport or flying instruction.
RailNewcastle Central Station, one of the busiest stations in the country, serves as an important junction for the East Coast Main Line and the Cross Country Route. The station opened in August 1850 as part of the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway and the York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway. It is now a Grade I listed structure in the city’s Grainger Town neighbourhood, to the west of the Castle Keep. The station was one of only ten to receive five stars in Simon Jenkins’ Britain’s 100 Best Railway Stations.
Newcastle Central Station
BusThe Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive oversee coordinating bus services in Newcastle and the adjacent municipalities. Stagecoach Northeast is the city’s principal bus operator, providing city services between the West and East sides of the city, with certain routes also serving the Metro Centre, Killingworth, Wallsend, and Ponteland in 1989.
Map showing Newcastle bus stations
Things to do in Newcastle
TheatresNewcastle has a rich history of theatre. For fifteen years, Stephen Kemble of the well-known Kemble family administered Newcastle’s original Theatre Royal. Stephen Kemble led several memorable seasons at the theatre. The first and largest, Newcastle Theatre Royal, located on Mosley Street, opened on 21 January 1788. It was demolished to make room for Grey Street, where it was replaced. It was designed by John and Benjamin Green and inaugurated in 1837. For almost 25 years, it has hosted a season of Royal Shakespeare Company performances, as well as touring productions of West End musicals.
Theatre Royal on Grey Street
Other theatres in Newcastle
Tyne Theatre & Opera House109-113 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4AG, United Kingdom.Phone: 0191 243 1171
The People’s TheatreStephenson Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 5QF, United Kingdom.Phone: 0191 265 5020
Little Theatre1 Saltwell View, Gateshead NE8 4JS, United Kingdom.Phone: 0191 478 1499
Tyneside Cinema10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QG, United Kingdom.Phone: 0191 227 5500
Map showing Theatres in Newcastle
Literature and LibrariesNewcastle is also renowned for its poetry scene. Since 1964, when Tom Pickard and Connie Pickard took up the lease, the Morden Tower has been a major landmark for poetry readings in the Northeast. It has gained a national and worldwide reputation for drawing significant British and American literary personalities writing during this period. It is most known for its relationship with several Beat and Black Mountain poets.
Literary and Philosophical Society
Other libraries in Newcastle
Newcastle City Library33 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AX, United Kingdom.Phone: 0191 277 4100
Gateshead Central LibraryPrince Consort Road, Gateshead NE8 4LN, United Kingdom.Phone: 0191 433 8410
Jesmond LibrarySt George’s Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 2DL, United Kingdom.Phone: 0191 281 2385
Philip Robinson LibraryPhilip Robinson Library, Jesmond Road West, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HQ, United Kingdom.Phone: 0191 208 7662
Map showing Libraries in Newcastle
Concert venuesSt. James Park, home of Newcastle United, is the main venue for music concerts and has also held Rugby League games and the Olympic Games. Newcastle’s second largest music venue, the 11,000-seat Utilita Arena Newcastle, opened in 1995 and features significant pop and rock events.