The first covered train station in the world and made mention of by Simon Jenkins, in his book Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations, the Romano-Italian design Newcastle railway station is a Grade I Listed building - a building of outstanding national architectural or historic interest. On August 29, 1850, the station was inaugurated by Queen Victoria herself, and ever since that day has been a public holiday in Newcastle.
Today’s new look station, modernised within the last few years, is bright and airy, yet still with echoes to this building’s past glory. With sinuously curved arches and rigid pillars, the judicious use of glass lends an atmosphere of space to the station, allowing travellers to feel relaxed while waiting for their train.
Upon leaving the station, it’s just a short stroll to the city centre, where you’ll find museums, theatres, and numerous other attractions.
It takes about 25 minutes to reach Newcastle International airport by train, via Central Station, just outside Newcastle Station.
Arriving at Newcastle Central Station, you can be in the city centre within a 10-minute stroll.
Yes, there are a total number of 454 car park spaces, including blue badge spaces.
Yes, there are 116 bike storage spaces, including shelter and CCTV.
Inspired to find out more about Newcastle? We’ve put together the following guide outlining all the fantastic places you can visit while you’re there.