New homes in Newcastle Upon Thyme
Live the life
Located in the North West of England, Newcastle Upon Tyne is one of the most vibrant and cultural cities in the UK. It’s just a short drive from the coast and well connected to the rest of the country by rail. Whether you’re discovering local history, watching top-flight sports or shopping ‘til you drop, there’s something for everyone to enjoy near your new home in Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Things to see and do
If you enjoy a spot of retail therapy, Newcastle Upon Tyne is home to lots of shopping districts, from high street stores at Eldon Square Shopping Centre to quirky shops along the cobbled High Bridge. After browsing the shops, The Quayside is a great place to relax with a drink with views of the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.
If you’re moving to the city with kids, there are lots of great attractions for them to enjoy including the children’s book museum Seven Stories, the Life Science Centre and tours of Newcastle United’s football ground, St James’ Park.
The city also has lots of cultural attractions, including The Laing Art Gallery, the Theatre Royal and Morden Tower. If you enjoy discovering independent venues, The Lit & Phil Library and Tyneside Cinema are well worth a visit.
For sport fans, you can watch Newcastle United play football at St James’ Park and Coach Lane Campus, the Newcastle Eagles play basketball at Sport Central, and top jockeys in action at Gosforth Park.
If you’re moving to Newcastle Upon Tyne with school-age children, there are lots of top-rated schools in the city including the independent Newcastle School for Boys, Royal Grammar School and Newcastle High School for Girls. West Jesmond Primary School, St Cuthbert’s High School and St Mary’s Catholic School are just some of the schools rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.
For school leavers, there are lots of options when it comes to further and higher education. These include courses at Newcastle University, Northumbria University, Newcastle College and Gateshead College, ideal if your older children want to live at home while studying for a degree.
Getting to Newcastle Upon Tyne
Whether you’re commuting for work or visiting friends and family in other parts of the country, Newcastle has excellent transport links by rail, road and air. The Tyne & Wear metro provides transport throughout the city and beyond to Gateshead and Sunderland, while Newcastle International Airport is only 10 minutes by car or 25 minutes by metro from the city centre.
If you’re travelling to London, the direct train journey to King’s Cross takes just three hours, while the drive takes much longer at around five hours. For journeys to Edinburgh, the train takes one hour 45 minutes, while driving takes around two hours 25 minutes.