Newcastle upon Tyne – often shortened to ‘Newcastle’ – is a wonderful, vibrant and creative city in the North East of England. The locals, known as Geordies are notoriously friendly.
Part of Tyne & Wear, historically Northumberland, Newcastle is situated on the banks of the River Tyne and close to the North Sea. Newcastle is steeped in history and heritage.
Today, Newcastle’s economy is thriving with learning, digital technology, retail, tourism and culture all playing a part in its success. The creative industries are rapidly growing here too.
If you fancy something more relaxing, we boast miles of stunning coastline and beaches, many of which have blue flag status. We may not be able to guarantee the weather, but if you need to shelter, I couldn’t imagine anywhere nicer than Crusoes café, right on the beach in Tynemouth. The home-made muffins are to die for!
Newcastle has plenty of independent coffee shops to indulge yourself or meet a client. Newcastle is home to Pumphreys coffee suppliers, who are a family firm, established in 1750 offering the finest quality coffee. Newcastle is also home to Rington’s tea, another local family who have been supplying the North East with the finest teas since 1907. Its distinctive delivery vehicles have become a familiar local feature.
If you fancy a lunch out or you’re entertaining clients, Newcastle is overwhelmed by a wide variety of dining and diverse tastes. Blackfriars is pretty special and housed in a Medieval monastery in the city centre.
For entertainment, Theatre Royal is the regional home of the Royal Shakespeare Company and stages world-class productions from West End musicals to quality drama. If you love to relax and watch a film, you simply cannot miss Tyneside Cinema – housed in a beautiful, old building in the city centre, this is how cinema really should be.
FEMALE FRIENDLY HOTELS IN NEWCASTLE
Hotel Indigo Newcastle *****
A beautiful city centre Boutique hotel located within walking distance of Central Station, free Wi-Fi and complimentary mini fridge included as standard in the contemporary rooms which embrace the architecture of the local neighbourhood Granger Town. The hotel champions a Lone Female Traveller policy to ensure the safety of all our guests with discreet dining available in the Marco Pierre White restaurant or in the comfort and privacy of your room.
Member Offer: Quote MAIDEN to receive 10% Discount on room bookings. Click here to Book.
GREAT EATING PLACES
NEWCASTLE WOMENS NETWORKS AND EVENTS
BEAUTY AND FITNESS
CUSTOMS AND SAFETY
As with any large city, it is always wise to take general precautions.
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For more general information about Newcastle-upon-Tyne, use you can find up to date information here.
TRAVEL AND TRANSPORT
Newcastle International Airport is located 6 miles North West of Newcastle City Centre. It is the largest airport in the North East serving 74 destinations direct, including a long-haul scheduled route to Dubai. There are 2 Executive Lounges – British Airways and Servisair.
The airport is easily accessible by a number of means: http://www.newcastleairport.com/getting-here
Rail Station: Newcastle Central railway station is the mainline station of the city and is a principal stop on the East Coast Main Line. http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/NCL/details.html
Metro: The Tyne and Wear Metro is a light rail system with 60 Metro stations in Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, North Tyneside and South Tyneside. It connects you to the heart of both Newcastle and Sunderland city centres, railway stations and Newcastle Airport. http://www.nexus.org.uk/metro/stations
FEMALE FRIENDLY CHAUFFEURS
Harrogate Chauffeurs are well tuned in to the needs of female clients and work hard to ensure that they are always safe. Drivers are polished, experienced and have immaculate manners. They are fully vetted, smartly turned out and non-smokers, with high standards of personal hygiene. They have secure procedures at pick-ups, and when dropping you off will always make sure you are safe before leaving. Bags are taken care of from pick-up to airport or hotel check in desk. Cars are spotless, spacious and blissfully comfortable, and have everything you might need – Wi-Fi, chargers, pillows and rugs for late journeys, and much more; even spare tights! They will be happy to help anywhere in the UK.
Mention Maiden Voyage when you book for a 10% discount on usual rates.
http://www.harrogatechauffeurs.com Telephone +44 7966 030 030
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ABOUT LIZZIE ADAMSON-BROWN
I’m proud and absolutely delighted to be the Newcastle-upon-Tyne Ambassador for maiden-voyage.com. maiden-voyage.com is a fabulous concept, and I aim to spread awareness as far and wide as possible. I have travelled extensively myself and realise the huge benefits of being able to network with like-minded women.
One of my passions is that of female safety, particularly in my line of business. I constantly research safety advice.
I am passionate about the North East and regard it as my adopted home. I’d love to meet other travellers and help them plan their stay in Newcastle. If you are planning to visit, I’d be more than happy to answer any questions you may have, or we could even meet up for a coffee whilst you’re here. You are welcome to email me directly and I invite you to follow me on twitter.
I am also a Travel Counsellor: your friendly and professional travel guru with one simple purpose: to help fulfil your dreams and create lasting memories. I’m all about personal relationships. I get to know you personally – your needs, wants and desires; your aspirations and dreams . . . and then we’ll build travel plans that suit you and your budget perfectly! I will look after you, from your first enquiry until you’re safely.
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