Travel and Accommodation

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Travel to Newcastle

Newcastle is a large multicultural city, one of the stars of the North of England, and Newcastle University is not far from the city centre.

By air: Newcastle has its own international airport: . Those flying into London Gatwick or Heathrow may wish either to take a domestic flight to Newcastle, or to travel up by coach or train.

By rail: Newcastle Station ( ) is the main city centre station, with express trains from most UK locations.

By coach: Newcastle Digbeth Coach Station has National Express coaches ( ) from around the country.

Travel to Newcastle University

There is a Metro link to the city centre and to the university from Newcastle airport. The University is walkable from Newcastle train station, and there are bus and Metro links, as well as a taxi rank.  The Central Metro station is just in front of Newcastle train station, and it is only two stops to Haymarket station, which is right beside the university.  A range of taxi companies are available, including the following: ABC taxis – 0191 232 3636, and LA Taxis – 0191 287 7777.  Those travelling by car may wish to take advantage of the park and ride facilities offered by the Metro service, though you will need to contact the Metro service ( ) to find out about overnight parking:
You can park at Four Lane Ends Metro station (for those travelling from the north)

or at Heworth Metro station (for those travelling from the south)

For more details on how to get to Newcastle University by car, bus, rail or air, see: .

Accommodation in Newcastle

In Newcastle city centre there are quite a few hotels available, usually with ensuite and breakfast included. They come at a range of prices, and it is worth shopping around through different internet booking companies or directly.

More details of accommodation from

The University has a short-stay sites, Carlton Lodge, 14 rooms in total (3 twins). The cost for Carlton lodge starts at £55.80 (inc VAT) per night for single occupancy, and £66 per night( inc VAT) for double occupancy per night. The link to Carlton Lodge is here:

If delegates wanted to book it there is a web form to complete

Extending your stay

If you want to extend your stay in Newcastle, tourist information about the city and the region is available here: , here: and here:

Many will be interested in events organised by Newcastle University Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, including a Junot Diaz conference in June:

Those who are interested in finding out more about Newcastle’s historic roles in the slave trade and its abolition might begin by visiting this website: , and downloading this pamphlet, which contains details of relevant local archives: (NB: it is always worth contacting archives before you visit, in case changes have been made to holdings or to opening times).