Discover the City
Boasting the most spectacular nightlife that’s almost unparalleled elsewhere in the UK, Newcastle, a 2000 year old city, promises something exciting for visitors of all ages and interests, from beautiful beaches to world-famous historic attractions to modern shopping and entertainment venues.
The city is famed for the eclectic bridges that add charm and glory to its skyline. The Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Tyne Bridge, and High Level Bridge are three of the famous bridges that merit a visit for their aesthetic beauty, unique architecture and historical significance, respectively.
For art lovers, a visit to the Newcastle Art Gallery, displaying an array of traditional and modern art works, will prove to be a fascinating experience.
If you are a fan of beaches, then there are eight lovely beaches in the region, promising fantastic swimming, surfing and fishing possibilities.
To discover the rich history and heritage of the city, a walk through the Grainger Town, the historical centre with numerous landmark buildings and attractions, is highly recommended.
The extraordinary Grainger Market, legendary Theatre Royal, and good-old Grey Street, replete with Georgian architecture style buildings, are some of the popular places of tourist interest in this town.
Castle Keep, a medieval fort that gave the city its name, Fort Scratchley, a 19th century coastal defence citadel now converted into a museum, and Convict Lumberyard, a significant historical site, are a few of the many historical attractions worth visiting.
No visit to this city would be complete without exploring its pulsating nightlife. Bigg Market, famous for its stag & hen parties, Jesmond, packed with trendy bars and hotels, and The Quayside, known for its nightclubs, are some of the hot spot destinations to experience the city’s much-celebrated nightlife.
For retail therapy, there is the Darby Street, Central Arcade, and Eldon Square awaiting to delight those shopaholics.
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Address Port of Tyne
International Passenger Terminal
Tyne & Wear NE29 9PT
Tel: +44 (0)191 257 1373
Fax: +44 (0)191 296 0839
Newcastle Ferry Port Address
DFDS Seaways International Passenger Terminal, Royal Quays, North Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE29 6EE
Operating from Newcastle ferry port is DFDS Seaways which connects England with Amsterdam (Ijmuiden) in Holland. There up to 7 ferry crossings per week and duration of the Newcastle to Amsterdam crossing is approx. 15 hours 30 minutes.
The terminal features extensive amenities for passengers, including secure parking, hassle-free baggage handling facilities, and several check-in desks.
How to Get to
Newcastle ferries and the cruise docks are only a short travel distance away from Newcastle International Airport (20 to 25 minutes). The airport is well connected both domestically and internationally.
Newcastle Central Station, the city’s main train station is located about 20 minutes away from the port. The station is well connected with the rest of the UK. Trains from London Victoria take 1 hour 45 minutes.
From the central station there is a light rail service called the Metro that connects the city centre with North Shields. The nearest Metro Station is Percy Main, an approximate 15 minute walk to the terminal.
Parking at the terminal is free for the first 4 hours, then it’s charged at £12 per day. There is no need to pre-book. Sometimes your cruise line or booking agent have special rates, it is advisable to check with them.
From Newcastle City Center, follow the A1 towards Morpeth, then take the A19 towards the Tyne Tunnel. On approach to the tunnel, follow the A187 towards North Shields and then ‘Royal Quay’s’, location of the international passenger terminal.