New homes in Newcastle
Live the Life
Known as one of the ‘happiest cities’ in the UK, Newcastle is a vibrant and exciting city with plenty to see and do in both the centre and the outskirts. From independent shopping districts to theatres, museums and top-rated restaurants, your new home in Newcastle is close to some of the very best attractions in the North East of England.
Things to see and do
Newcastle is a city bursting with things to do and places to see, from historical attractions to annual festivals and everything in between. At the Life Science Centre there are hands-on exhibits and activities for children of all ages, including a science theatre, planetarium and a 4D motion ride, while the Great North Museum: Hancock has living exhibits, Hadrian’s Wall artefacts and a special play zone for under 5s.
The city has some great shopping districts and something for everyone, from high street stores at Intu Eldon Square, designer boutiques at the Intu Metrocentre to independent shops in Grainger Town. When it’s time for a breath of fresh air, take a bike ride along the River Tyne or go to Jesmond Dene where you can walk through woodlands, spot local wildlife, and meet birds, rabbits and even alpacas in the popular Pet’s Corner.
Other popular attractions close to your new home in Newcastle include the Laing Art Gallery, the Discovery Museum, the Tyne Bridge and Grainger Market. In neighbouring Gateshead you’ll find the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Saltwell Park and Gateshead Millennium Bridge.
If you’re moving to Newcastle with children, it’s good to know that the city is home to a number of excellent schools. The top-rated primary schools in Newcastle are St Cuthbert’s Roman Catholic Primary School, St John Vianney Roman Catholic Primary School and Knop Law Primary School, while the best secondary schools include Royal Grammar School, Newcastle High School for Girls, Dame Allan's Girls’ School, The Newcastle upon Tyne Church High School, Dame Allan’s Boys’ School and Westfield School.
For higher education, Newcastle University has a wide range of degree courses to choose from, while Northumbria University Newcastle, Northumbria University Business School, Newcastle College and Newcastle Sixth Form College also offer higher and further education courses.
Getting to Newcastle
Newcastle can be easily reached from anywhere in the UK by car or train, with the A167(M) skirting the city and Newcastle train station offering services to and from towns and cities right across the country. Newcastle is two hours 15 minutes away from Edinburgh travelling by car, or just one hour and 25 minutes away by train. The journey from Leeds takes around one hour 45 minutes by car or one hour 30 minutes by train, while London is almost five hours away travelling by car via the A1(M) and M1, or a much quicker two hours fifty minutes travelling on the Virgin Trains East Coast rail service to King’s Cross.
If you’re travelling internationally, Newcastle International Airport is 15 minutes away from the city centre by car, or 25 minutes away via the Tyne and Wear Metro.