Getting Around Newcastle

Newcastle, a city in Northeast England, is a wonderful place to visit on holiday and also a great place to live. Enjoy the mild weather while you explore this beautiful city. Explore Grainger Town, the historic heart of Newcastle or hit one of the many shopping areas in Newcastle City Centre.

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When to visit Newcastle

Newcastle's oceanic climate boasts mild winters and cool summers. The city also tends to have less rain than other British cities, making it a fabulous place to visit on holiday any time of the year. Travel to Newcastle in February, when the Chinese New Year is celebrated in Chinatown. In March, enjoy Newcastle Gateshead, a fun comedy festival. Or visit in April for the local beer festival. In August, enjoy the Bank Holiday, Newcastle Mela, 2 days of Asian arts and music.

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Information for visitors

Tourist information bureaus are located in Newcastle's city centre and at the airport. If you are looking for local nightlife, head to the Bigg Market and Quayside area. Living costs in Newcastle tend to be lower than London's, for a meal out you can expect to pay from around £10, while a pint of beer is approximately £3.20.

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Local Tips and Information

The local airport is located about 6 miles from the city centre. You can take a taxi to the city centre for approximately £15. The Metro takes about 20 minutes to central Newcastle and costs around £3.60. Another transportation option from the airport is a stagecoach bus. Options abound when looking for a place to stay. A double room in a four-star hotel usually costs around £75 or so. If you are travelling on a budget, a bed in a cheap hostel can be found for around £15. Getting around Newcastle is fairly easy. Metro prices run from about £1.40. Buy a DaySaver from about £2.60. Bus prices start from about £1.30, with a day ticket costing around £2.10. It is also possible to get around Newcastle by bike or on foot. Be aware that taxis are rare at weekends.

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