Cheap Flights to Newcastle

Newcastle overview

When is the best time to visit?

Although rain may occur throughout the year, Newcastle is one of the UK’s driest cities due to the rain shadow of the North Pennines. The region’s temperate oceanic climate is comparable to that of others in England. June and July are generally the warmest and driest months, while January and February are often the coolest.

Peak Season: 

Tourism in Newcastle peaks from June to September when the weather is most likely to be warm and dry. Bookings are at their highest so it is advised to book your flight to Newcastle in advance of your trip to get the best deals. Different events are held in the city each year, usually around June, August and February, with the aim of promoting local produce and food industry talent, North East hospitality and delicious healthy food for all the family. International Craft Beer Festival brings together over 50 leading craft breweries from around the world to Newcastle's Boiler Shop to provide an outstanding selection of over 200 National and International cask and keg beers. The festival, held in October, also features 'meet The Brewer' and world class DJs. If you're not the biggest beer drinker, fear not, there is also an artisan cider cellar, gin bar and some delicious street food on offer.

Off Season: 

January and February are typically the coldest months in Newcastle, and therefore, they are the low season for tourism. Best months to find cheap flights to Newcastle and accommodation if you don’t mind the cold.

City Overview

Take a cheap flight to Newcastle and see the port of Newcastle which historically owes its prosperity to industries such as coal mining, the wool trade, and shipbuilding and repair, however, the city is now more likely to be synonymous with nightlife. Party-goers come to Newcastle to experience the many clubs, pubs and bars of Quayside and Bigg Market, as well as the Diamond Strip that stretches along Collingwood Street and Mosley Street.

The historic city also features neoclassical (sometimes referred to as Tyneside Classical) architecture in the centre of town and a medieval street layout particularly visible in the narrow alleys near the waterfront, paired with newer marvels of engineering such as the Millennium Bridge. Even sections of ancient Hadrian's Wall and other Roman ruins can be found in the area.

Newcastle used to be an industrial powerhouse but has been reborn as the cultural centre of northern England. Long ago, it was the start of Hadrian’s Wall, remnants of which can still be seen in the area.

Quayside, where Newcastle meets Gateshead, is the location of many iconic landmarks. Built in the 1920s, the Tyne Bridge is the most recognisable among them, while the more recent Millennium Bridge sits nearby. The Baltic is a superb five-story building that was once a flour mill but now houses modern art galleries, restaurants and excellent views. The most recent addition to the area is The Sage Gateshead, an unusual looking structure that houses a state-of-the-art performance space and conference centre. Many runners flock to Newcastle to take part in the Great North Run in September -- part of the route runs all around Quayside.

For a nature escape head a few miles east to where the Tyne meets the North Sea. The South Shields area has a number of picturesque parks looking out to sea with numerous statues and monuments among the greenery.

Getting around Newcastle

Newcastle city centre is relatively compact with many pedestrian-friendly areas. Most tourist sites are easily reachable on foot. However, the city also has a public transportation network including a metro system, buses and rail services to surrounding towns.

Getting to the city

Newcastle Airport (NCL) is located in Woolsington 6 miles northwest of Newcastle city centre. Metro, the light rail system, serves the airport and the journey to the city takes about 25 minutes. Buses, taxis and car rental companies are also available at the airport.

Durham Tees Valley Airport (MME) is also accessible, and located near Darlington in County Durham, around 33 miles south of Newcastle. 

Both airports are serviced by airlines offering cheap flights to Newcastle.

Newcastle insider information

  • Newcastle Castle, after which the city is named, is both a Grade I listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument, located in Central Newcastle. The site originally held a Roman fort, then a wooden Norman motte-and-bailey castle, and finally today’s castle, a stone keep built for Henry the II in the 12th century. The keep is accompanied by the Black Gate, added in the 13th century as an outer fortification. 
  • The Great North Museum comprises the museum itself, Hancock and the Hatton Gallery (both based on the University of Newcastle’s campus). The museum’s collection includes fossils, preserved animal specimens, mummies, and a scale model of a Tyrannosaurus Rex. The gallery has a collection of more than 3,000 works of art, including some dating back to the 14th century. 
  • Central Arcade, a stunning, mosaic-floored, glass-roofed, preserved Edwardian shopping arcade, provides a glimpse of the Newcastle of yesteryear. The arcade is home to many shops, including the J.G. Windows music shop – one of Newcastle’s oldest, established in 1908 – and the Tourist Information Bureau. 
  • The Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas, also known as Newcastle Cathedral, was built in 1359 on the site of a prior parish church destroyed in a fire. It’s notable for its lantern spire, constructed in 1448, which was used for centuries as a navigation point by ships travelling along the River Tyne. The cathedral is an iconic part of Newcastle’s skyline, being one of the tallest structures in the city. 
  • Seven Stories is a wonderful family attraction; it’s the first museum in the U.K. solely dedicated to children’s literature. Its name refers to the idea of the seven basic plots used in all stories and the fact the museum is housed in a seven-storey renovated Victorian mill. The work of artists and authors such as Philip Pullman, Quentin Blake, Terry Jones, Enid Blyton and Jacqueline Wilson is represented in Seven Stories.

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Cheap meal
£ 10.01
3 course meal for 2
£ 50.06
One-way ticket (local transport)
£ 2.28
1 hour taxi waiting fee
£ 12.01
1 mile taxi journey
£ 1.77
Petrol (1 litre)
£ 1.08
Large bottle of water
£ 0.81
How much does a beer cost in Newcastle?
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
£ 1
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
£ 3
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
£ 1
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
£ 3

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More information about Newcastle

  • If you’re a fan of stunning architecture, why not take time to visit Newcastle’s three magnificent cathedrals?
  • Experience the city’s iconic Brown Ale and more at CAMRA’s Newcastle Beer Festival that takes place every April
  • Why not have a look now for last minute flights to Newcastle and enjoy all that Teesside has to offer?
  • Search for those unique independent music venues and experience Newcastle’s famous underground music scene
  • Then enjoy the nightlife of the Bigg Market and Quayside districts, voted Great Britain's no. 1 tourist attraction
  • Spend at least one of your evenings watching a play at Newcastle upon Tyne's renowned Theatre Royal, on Grey Street
  • Book now to get fantastic deals on one way flights to Newcastle, the heart of soul of the North-East of England
  • Sample Geordie culture and its atmosphere in the regular weekend festivals that take place across the city
  • Get direct flights to Newcastle International Airport and be in the middle of the city in less than 20 minutes
  • Go walking around the old port and see the dockyards that were once amongst the world's largest shipbuilding centres

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