Newcastle Airport is gateway to the counties of Northumberland and Tyneside in England. It is the 11th busiest airport in the UK and it serves over 4 million passengers a year. Its motto is ‘It’s a brand new world’ and although the airport is mainly used by budget and charter airlines, there are also some scheduled services. If you have car hire at Newcastle Airport it is an east drive into the city, using the A1 and it takes around 15 minutes.
Newcastle Airport has one terminal and numerous facilities for passengers including a games and leisure centre and a prayer room. Travelex has currency exchange booths with ATMs airside and landside, for all your money needs. If you need to stay at the airport, there are two hotels on site the Britannia Airport Hotel and the Premier Inn. You will find the car hire desks, on the ground floor opposite arrivals. If you want to shop, there are a selection of outlets including Boots, WHSmith and JD Sports. Cullealily has jewellery at tax free prices and Traveller is the one stop shop for all your holiday items and clothing. For duty free bargains, head for Biza. The Cheviot Lounge can be booked for a fee or is free to business class passengers. If you want to relax before your flight, there is the Aquaria Spa. If you are hungry, you can choose from a number of food outlets including Cafe Ritazza, Burger King and Gregg’s the Bakers. For something luxurious try seafood at Caviar House, have English pub food at the Woolsington Arms or dine American style at Eagle Bar and Diner.
Newcastle is a port city in the north east of England and is mostly known for its friendliness and nightlife. You can take a guided city walk and see the landmarks of the Tyne Bridge and the Gateshead Millennium Bridge. See the Segednum roman fort ruins, for a bit of history and the Castle Keep that dates from the 13th century. Shop at the pretty Victorian shopping arcade, Central Arcade and for a bit of culture visit Shipley Art Gallery. To discover more about the city’s heritage, visit the historic Grainger Town and Grey’s Monument as well as the Great North Museum. With car hire in Newcastle, you can get out of the city and see Hadrian’s Wall and the Angel of the North and explore the Northumberland coastline.