Newcastle University

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Whether you’re checking out an open day or visiting a student, at Newcastle University you’ll find a great academic reputation and a student life to match. Established in 1834 to teach medicine and surgery, Newcastle University has grown to include a variety of teaching and research schools covering the sciences, as well as the arts and humanities. The main campus is in the north west of the city centre close to Haymarket, but the University has sites across the city. Its most famous graduates include journalist Kate Adie, actor Rowan Atkinson and politician Mo Mowlam, while Dr Martin Luther King Jr received an honorary degree from the University in 1967.

Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Eating and drinking

With lots of food options on campus and nearby, you’ll be spoilt for choice on your visit.

Newcastle University’s campus has plenty of places to eat and drink. For a caffeine hit, head to Campus Coffee on King’s Walk. Looking for more of a main meal? The Dining Room in the Library offers everything from soup to steak. From international cuisine to artisan cafés, you’ll have no trouble finding somewhere to eat in the city centre. Explore the taste of South America at Cabana Brasilian Barbeque, take a trip around Asia at Fat Buddha or try a great British cup of tea at Quilliam Brothers.

Getting to Newcastle University

Being based in the city centre and with excellent public transport links, students and visitors alike will find getting to and from the university easy. Hop off the Metro at Monument and it’s a quick 5 minute walk to the heart of the University’s campus.

By car
As Newcastle Uni is based in the city centre, the University does not offer parking on campus.

By bus
Haymarket bus station is just around the corner, so you’ll have a choice of bus routes and a short stroll before exploring student life.

By train
Wherever in the UK you’re visiting from, you have a short 15 minute walk from Newcastle Central station to the University.

Looking for a hotel in Newcastle?

We have a huge range of fantastic hotels in the North East for the business and leisure traveller. If you're on business, check into our airport hotels. We also have a range of hotels ideally located for a weekend break away. Plus, there are hotels near Newcastle University and a collection of budget hotels for the price conscious  Whichever part of Newcastle you’re planning to visit, you’ll find a selection of comfortable Premier Inn hotels nearby.