Newcastle travel guide

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You're Going to Love Newcastle

With a population of 7.444, Newcastle is a must-see destination in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Newcastle to see all of its attractions.

Where to Eat in Newcastle

If you’re looking for affordable options, artisan @ The Biscuit Factory (Biscuit Factory, Stoddart Street) and Graphite (67 Main St) are great picks.

When to visit Newcastle

Newcastle in February
Estimated hotel price
£144
1 night at 3-star hotel
Newcastle in February
Estimated hotel price
£144
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Newcastle

Plane

Although Newcastle doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Belfast City Airport (BHD), which is located 45 km from Newcastle.

Car

Another option to get to Newcastle is to pick up a car hire from Manchester, which is about 253 km from Newcastle. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in Manchester.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Newcastle, including National Express, Bus and Aircoach. From Dublin, the bus ride to Newcastle takes 177 km and will cost you around £22. From Glasgow, the ticket costs about £77 for a journey of 523 km.

Plane

Although Newcastle doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Belfast City Airport (BHD), which is located 45 km from Newcastle.

Car

Another option to get to Newcastle is to pick up a car hire from Manchester, which is about 253 km from Newcastle. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in Manchester.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Newcastle, including National Express, Bus and Aircoach. From Dublin, the bus ride to Newcastle takes 177 km and will cost you around £22. From Glasgow, the ticket costs about £77 for a journey of 523 km.

Airports near Newcastle

Airlines serving Newcastle

Lufthansa
Good (4,574 reviews)
KLM
Good (851 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,402 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,593 reviews)
Air France
Good (970 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,543 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,481 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (773 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (179 reviews)
easyJet
Good (1,438 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (953 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (3,447 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (531 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,736 reviews)
Kenya Airways
Good (152 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (524 reviews)
Jet2
Excellent (89 reviews)
Loganair
Excellent (14 reviews)
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Where to stay in Newcastle

From 5-star hotels such as the Slieve Donard to great affordable options like the Cherryhill Lodge, Newcastle offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around £109 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to £151 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Newcastle

Most booked hotels in Newcastle

Hillyard House Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (9.2, Excellent reviews)
£100+
The Briers
3 stars
Excellent (9.2, Excellent reviews)
£87+
Avoca Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
£127+
Slieve Donard
5 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
£204+
Harbour House Inn Newcastle, Northern Ireland
1 star
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
£121+
The Haven
3 stars
Good (6.5, Good reviews)
£89+

Hiring a car in Newcastle

Expect to pay £1.50 per litre in Newcastle (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.93 and £23.91. Economy (Kia Rio or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Newcastle, while also 63% cheaper than other types, on average.

Expect to pay £1.50 per litre in Newcastle (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.93 and £23.91. Economy (Kia Rio or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Newcastle, while also 63% cheaper than other types, on average.