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A BEACON OF LIGHT
Getting to us
Newcastle Cathedral is within easy reach of many public transport links:
Newcastle Central Train Station is just five minutes’ walk from Newcastle Cathedral. When leaving Central Station, turn right along Neville Street. You will pass by the monument to George Stephenson, father of Robert Stephenson, as well as the Lit & Phil and The Common Room (formerly known as the Mining Institute). Then follow Collingwood Street to bring you out at Newcastle Cathedral.
The nearest major public car park can be found on Dean Street. Walk out of the car park, cross straight over Dean Street and almost directly in front of you is a small stairway that brings you up into Amen Corner, at the back of the Cathedral. Follow the path left or right to approach the front entrance to the Cathedral. There are numerous other parking facilities, including multi-storey facilities and 47 surface car parks operated by Newcastle City Council. The Quayside’s multi-storey car park is approximately 12 minutes’ walk away and can hold up to 500 vehicles.
The Tyne and Wear Metro service operates into Newcastle city centre, with several stations in close proximity to Newcastle Cathedral. The nearest stations are Monument Station (at the top of the Grade I-listed Grey Street) and Central Station, both less than ten minutes’ walk away. Haymarket is, roughly, a 15 minute walk to the Cathedral. If you are travelling from the coast, you’re nearest station will be monument.
The Haymarket bus station and Eldon Square bus station are both a 15 minute walk from the Cathedral, serving buses to various North-East locations. Public buses also run outside of the Cathedral into Gateshead and towards Durham and Chester-le-Street.
From the city centre: Head down Grey Street, passing by the Theatre Royal. Turn right along Mosley Street, which will bring you out to the north facade of Newcastle Cathedral.
From Central Station: As you leave Central Station, turn right along Neville Street. Following Collingwood Street will bring you to Newcastle Cathedral.
From the Quayside: Alight the Side – the main medieval route into Newcastle. Alternatively, you can take Dog Leap Stairs. They’re steep but rise straight up to the Cathedral. The Castle Stairs are another route. These can be found on the Quayside, across the road from the Swing Bridge. Again, this is steep but will bring you to the Castle Keep (part of Newcastle Castle). Keep forward along St Nicholas Street to approach the Cathedral on your right.