Train To Newcastle
The jewel in the North East crown, Newcastle is a city with culture and style with some of the friendliest people in the land to further enhance your experience.
Trains To Newcastle
Newcastle lies on the east coast main line which is operated by East Coast and Crosscountry Trains. Trains to Newcastle run northward to Edinburgh and south toward York and Leeds, calling at London Kings Cross in just under 3 hours. Northern Rail provides local trains to Newcastle from around the North of England, and First TransPennine Express operate local trains to Newcastle from the south.
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Popular Trains to Newcastle
Edinburgh (1h 27) 2-3 direct trains per hour
London (2h 52) 2 direct trains per hour
Carlisle (1h 21) 1 direct train per hour
York (1h 05) 5 direct trains per hour
Manchester (2h 32) 3 per hour (1 direct)
Birmingham (3h 16) 2 direct per hour
Why Take a Train To Newcastle?
The name 'Newcastle' was derived from the castle built by William the Conqueror's Son in the 11th century and the castle keep is a must visit with the view from the battlements well worth the climb. Probably the most famous landmark in Newcastle is the 'Angel of the North' and is the largest sculpture in Britain. At 20m high and with a 54m wing span it is awe inspiring. Another iconic landmark is the Gateshead Millennium Bridge which looks particularly impressive at night all lit up.
Recent development and investment has made the Quayside one of Newcastle's most popular parts of the city. It boasts a modern environment for arts, music, bars and night clubs. Shopping in the city ranges from the biggest high street names and department stores in Eldon Square and the Metro Centre, designer labels can be found on Princess Square in the heart of the city but look out for bargains in the countless boutiques situated in the side streets.
Sport has always played a major part in Newcastle with the premier division football club attracting over 50,000 fans for home games, the passionate crowd always raising the roof. Newcastle also has a first class racetrack featuring both flat and jump racing for an excellent day out.