Visit Information

Where are we?

At the historic heart of Newcastle, the area is easily accessible no matter where you are coming from.

Download a site map of Old Newcastle here.

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Public transport

Central Station and Monument Metro stations are the closest to Old Newcastle. Both stations are a short 5 minute stroll away.

From Monument, head south down Grey Street. At the end of Grey Streetturn right along Mosley Street, which will bring you to the north facade of St Nicholas Cathedral with great views of the Lantern Tower.

From Central Station, turn right along Neville Street and carry straight on down Collingwood Street or turn right down Westgate Street. Following Collingwood Street will bring you to St Nicholas Cathedral. Turning right down Westgate Road will bring you Newcastle Castle.

Vehicle Access

There is no formal coach drop-off zone. Coaches can drop off groups at the bus stop on St Nicholas Street (outside the Black Gate) or within the Castle Garth next to the Castle Keep.

There is no dedicated site parking.


Please advise a member of the Learning Team on your arrival if you would like time to visit the shop in the Castle Keep.

Packed Lunch Space

If you wish to bring your packed lunch, please advise us when you book. Space is limited.


We recommend suitable footwear, such as trainers, due to uneven ground and the number of steps in the Castle Keep.

Please note there is no parking on site. Walkways between the different buildings are uneven and partly-cobbled, resulting in an uneven surface.

St Nicholas Cathedral has good wheelchair access to all the main areas, but currently no access to the education rooms, Thomlinson Room and Song School. The tower is accessible only by steps. Wheelchair access can only be facilitated to the ground floor Garrison Room of the Castle Keep.


Valuables such as cameras, money, watches and jewellery are brought onto the site at the discretion of the school, and Old Newcastle accepts no responsibility to damage or loss on site.


Teachers and group leaders are ultimately responsible for the group during the visit. Discipline remains the responsibility of the group leader.