Newcastle is well connected. Newcastle International Airport is just over 20 minutes’ from the city centre, one of the UK’s few genuine city centre airports. It offers direct flights to and from London (Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted), Dubai, Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin, Paris and over 65 other destinations across Europe.

The all-weather deep sea, deep berth Port of Tyne was named Port Operator of the Year 2011 by Lloyds List, and is host to freight operations for a number of large companies such as Nissan, VW and Drax Power. The North Shields International Ferry Terminal, just seven miles away, provides regular connections to continental Europe. 83% of the world’s biggest vessels can access this port.

Closer to home, NewcastleGateshead’s situation on the high-speed East Coast mainline means many of the UK’s city hubs are just a short train ride away.


Newcastle has been named Most Sustainable UK City, two years running. From being at the heart of the industrial revolution through its global coal export, invention of the lightbulb and the steam turbine, the city is now at the cutting edge of revolutionary low carbon technology like fuel cells.


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