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Newcastle under Lyme is a market town in North Staffordshire, three miles north east of Stoke on Trent. With a population of around 75,000, the town remains true to its heritage with a market six days a week, alongside good town facilities and lots to do in the surrounding area.
With good transport links, new homes in Newcastle under Lyme are popular with commuters and families.
Newcastle under Lyme is located west and north of the M6 motorway, with access to the town from junctions 15 and 16. The A500 and A34 also serve the town, ensuring that road links are great to neighbouring towns and larger cities further afield.
The town does not have a railway station, but there is a large bus station with regular local services. The nearest train station is in Stoke on Trent, which is just a short car journey away.
Stoke is Newcastle under Lyme’s closest neighbour, taking 5 – 10 minutes to drive between the two depending on traffic. Stafford is 25 minutes by car via the M6, and Birmingham is an hour and 10 minutes away in the same direction. Manchester is just an hour by car via the M6, and Nottingham can be reached in one hour and five minutes. London is a three hour car journey from Newcastle under Lyme, but the train from Stoke on Trent takes just one hour and 30 minutes.
The closest airport is in Manchester, taking 42 minutes to reach via the M6.
Places of interest
Newcastle under Lyme is close to a number of lovely green spaces, including Queen’s Gardens which contributes to the town’s Britain in Bloom successes. Heading out of the town itself, Brampton Park is an adventure playground with an aviary, miniature railway and sensory and rose gardens, while other natural attractions include Westport Lake Play Area, Biddulph Grange Gardens and Trentham Gardens. Monkey Forest in Trentham is a unique sight where Barbary Macaques are free to roam in 60 acres of forest.
Sitting next door to Stoke, Newcastle under Lyme benefits from the larger town’s facilities, including Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Waterworld Stoke - home to the UK’s first indoor water rollercoaster - and Stoke Ski Centre.
Newcastle under Lyme has a number of cultural attractions including the New Vic Theatre - the first in Europe to be purpose-built in the round - and Borough Museum and Art Gallery.
The town also has a mixed sporting heritage, with its own velodrome, the successful Newcastle (Staffs) Volleyball Club and Castle Korfball Club, one of the oldest of its kind in the UK. The town is also home to Newcastle Town FC and Newcastle, Staffs Rugby Union Club.
The independent Newcastle under Lyme School, established in the 17th century, has an impressive list of alumni including T E Hulme and John Wain. The town is just three miles away from Keele University.