Life in Newcastle
Leaving your friends and family to study in another city or even country isn't easy. So, you want to know you are going to a place where you can feel at home. We might be biased but we're confident that once you've experienced what Newcastle upon Tyne has to offer, it won't be long before you're calling it your second home.
Renowned for its friendliness and hospitality, Newcastle is also a very stylish place to live, with a calendar packed with exciting events to suit everyone's taste. From music to sport, excellent shopping and nightlife to art exhibitions and design festivals - we've got it covered.
Easy to get around, Newcastle is also easy to travel to and from, with London and Edinburgh only being 3 hours and 2 hours away by train respectively. Newcastle Airport also has a host of regular European, International and UK flights, so you can use Newcastle as a base to travel more widely. But, one thing we know for sure - you'll always want to come back.
By the way...
- One in six of Newcastle's population is a student
- Newcastle was rated as the top place to study in the UK (Accommodation for Students Survey)
- Newcastle was voted Britain's friendliest city (The Readers Digest)
- NewcastleGateshead number one for nightlife (The Rough Guide to Britain)
- NewcastleGateshead hailed as the new arts capital of the UK (Sky TV ArtsWorld)
- The Angel of the North voted one of the seven wonders of the world (The Sunday Times)
- Grey Street voted most beautiful street in the UK (BBC poll)
- Polls have said that Newcastle is the politest city in Britain
- Newcastle was voted number 1 in the UK's University Cities Poll (MSN Travel)
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