Newcastle is home to one of the fastest growing airports in the UK, accessible via the Tyne and Wear Metro and offering flights worldwide. The Metro itself covers much of the Tyne and Wear region, including Newcastle and Sunderland, while Newcastle Central Station offers rail services on the East Coast Mainline and Cross-Country Route. Connecting with the A1, Newcastle offers easy access to Edinburgh, London, and everything in between.
Within the city itself, there are three main bus companies and two major bus stations. Newcastle has also worked hard to establish itself as a cycling city, with a major strategy in place since 1998 working to continually improve accessibility for cyclists.
Newcastle has two universities, Newcastle University and Northumbria University. The former was established in 1834 and is part of the Russell Group, while the latter became a university in 1992 and has quickly earned itself an excellent reputation. The city has 18 high schools and many more primary schools. Whatever your children’s age, making their education a priority is easy.