Newcastle upon Tyne tourist information.
If you planing your cruise to the Baltic’s, Fjord’s or Scandinavia you can save almost a day’s if you sailing from The Port of Tyne Newcastle (Newcastle International Cruise Terminal). As the North East’s regional gateway, there are over 625,000 cruise and passengers passing through the Port of Tyne every year. Newcastle has now re-invented itself as a cultural centre and Science City, and is possibly one of the most vibrant cities in the north of England.
The North East England
The North East is an area of outstanding natural beauty and home to beautiful coastlines, gardens, castles, cathedrals and the cradle of Christianity. The region is home to several UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Hadrian’s Roman Wall and Durham City, as well as Alnwick Castle, known as the ‘Windsor of the North’, but most recognised for its role as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films and most recently featured in the popular period drama Downton Abbey.
Newcastle has plenty to offer too with a heritage dating back to Roman times. Newcastle has close links to Hadrian’s Wall and remnants of the stone barricade still survive around the city. The city developed into an important port and was at the centre of the Industrial Revolution during the 18th and 19th centuries. As heavy industry declined, Newcastle’s fortunes took a dip.
Newcastle International Passenger Cruise Terminal (Port of Tyne)
The Port Of Tyne features a large ferry/cruise terminal seating up to 800 guests. The cruise terminal itself is located at North Shields (Tyne & Wear) and comprises four cruise berths which are adjacent to Royal Quays Marina. The cruise terminal offers easy road access and is just 8 miles from the centre of Newcastle. Newcastle International Airport lies 15 miles to the north of the Cruise Terminal and passengers can be there in 30 minutes. Newcastle is well connected with the rest of the UK by the A1(M) (north/south) and A69 (east/west). Newcastle’s Central Station is nine miles or 20 minutes from the Cruise Terminal, with intercity services serving Edinburgh, York and London. Hourly services operate across the Pennines to the UK’s west coast and Lake District.
Newcastle Car parking
The car parking is within walking distance of the terminal and on disembarkation baggage is delivered to a reclaim point within this car park for those with parked cars. The Port of Tyne is able to offer secure car parking facilities to passengers. Places must be reserved through your booking agent or tour operator and paid for in advance. On arrival at the Port of Tyne please make your way to the passenger terminal where you will be met by the baggage handlers. Once your baggage has been passed to the handlers, please make your way to the car park. On entering the car park the automated barrier will produce an electronic ticket which you will need to take with you to check in for validation. Please also remember to display clearly your car parking voucher.