Newcastle International Airport is the public airport serving the city of Newcastle upon Tyne, as well as the greater Tyneside area, Northumberland, and Wearside in England. The airport is located near the Woolsington area of Newcastle upon Tyne, about 9.3 kilometres north-west of the city centre. The airport is owned by AMP Capital and seven local authorities, namely the City of Newcastle, City of Sunderland, Durham County Council, Gateshead MBC, North Tyneside MBC, Northumberland County Council, and South Tyneside MBC. It is operated by Newcastle International Airport Ltd.
What to see & do
Gateshead Millennium Bridge - Gateshead Millennium Bridge, also called the Blinking Eye Bridge or the Winking Eye Bridge, is an award-winning structure spanning the River Tyne. It is a pedestrian and cyclist tilt bridge situated between Gateshead's Quays arts quarter on the southbank and the Quayside of Newcastle upon Tyne on the north bank. It is the world's first tilting bridge.
The International Centre for Life - The International Centre for Life is a science village dedicated to the promotion of the advancement of the life sciences. It houses the Life Science Centre, a visitor centre that houses several science-related temporary and permanent exhibitions, a planetarium, a 4D Motion Ride, and a Science Theatre. The centre also hosts several science-themed events for children and adults alike, and an educational programme for schools and other groups.
The Castle, Newcastle - The Castle is a medieval fortification in Newcastle upon Tyne and the origin of the city's name. The most significant remaining structures in The Castle are its main fortified stone tower, the Castle Keep, and the fortified gatehouse, the Black Gate.
Jesmond Dene House - The 19th-century mansion located at the Jesmond Dene public park was originally a house built in 1822. In 1857, it was purchased by a wealthy industrialist Lord Armstrong, who in turn sold it to his business partner Andrew Noble in 1871. After the death of Noble's widow in 1929, the house has used for various purposes; a civil defence establishment, a seminary, a college, and a residential school. Following its restoration and renovations in 2005, it finally became a hotel.
How to get around within Newcastle
Newcastle is compact and can be explored on foot. It is also fairly bike-friendly, with available places to lock up a bike. There are also cycle lanes, although often shared with taxis or buses. Fold-away bicycles can be taken into the Metro trains. The local bus service is quite extensive and is frequent between the city centre and the Newcastle/Gateshead quayside. The bus stations in Newcastle are in Haymarket and Eldon Square; the buses in Haymarket provide services to the north of the city and Northumberland, while the Eldon Bus Station operates to Gateshead, County Durham, and Teeside. For a faster mode of transportation, the Tyne & Wear Metro is quick, safe, and inexpensive. The metro covers the city and the outlying suburbs and surrounding towns using two lines. The Green Line goes from Newcastle Airport to South Hylon, while the Yellow Line travels from St James Park to South Shields through the coastal towns of North Shields, Whitley Bay, and Tynemouth.
How to get there
Newcastle International Airport is served by several airlines, including Air France, British Airways, Eastern Airways, Emirates, KLM, Scandinavian Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways, and United Airlines, which operate regular flights between Newcastle and other European cities (such as Birmingham, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Belfast, Brussels, and Dublin), as well as select few destinations in Dubai.
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