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Where to pick up your car
There are over 7 car hire locations in Newcastle, and the most popular location is Newcastle train station.
Top car rental brands
The most popular car rental brands in Newcastle are Europcar, Thrifty, Keddy, Alamo and Avis.
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Hire a car in Newcastle
With an atmosphereof good-natured humourand a buzzing cultural scene,Newcastle is a city formaking new friends.
Newcastle on Tyne, to give the city its full name, is one of the northeast of England's most vibrant cities and perfect for a weekend break. There are a mix of historic sites, futuristic architecture and sporting heritage throughout. So whether you're a lover of the past or prefer modern sights, there's plenty for everyone to enjoy.
The locals are famously friendly and will love nothing more than stopping for a chat. The Geordie temperament is also warm and welcoming, so you'll immediately feel like you're amongst friends. Newcastle is a large city, so having a car will be extremely useful for getting around – as well for exploring places further out.
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Must-sees in the city
Newcastle is bursting with museums, galleries, restaurants, bars and live music spots. Here are some of our favourite attractions.
The site of the original fortress that gave the city its name, the castle keep today offers visitors a glimpse of medieval life with features such as the Black Gate. It's worth climbing all the stairs to the top as you'll be rewarded with fantastic views!
St James' Park
Just outside the city centre, St James' Park is home to football in Newcastle. You can book a tour round the stadium and learn more about the club and its history from knowledgeable tour guides.
The Biscuit Factory
This former Victorian warehouse is the largest independent commercial art gallery in the UK. As you stroll through the exhibits you'll see examples of fine art, sculpture, jewellery, homewares – and much more.
The Discovery Museum
Combining science and local history, this museum offers plenty of engaging exhibits and collections. Check out the famous Turbinia ship, which was the first to be powered by a steam turbine.
Newcastle driving tips
Where to pick up a car
There are several car hire locations in Newcastle, with the most popular being the local train station.
Where to park
Dotted around the city centre are a total of eight multi-storey car parks and 46 surface car parks. This means that finding somewhere to park your hire car won't be difficult.
Good to know
Make the most of what Newcastle has to offer at night and save money as a result. The 'Alive After Five' initiative provides free parking in some pay and display bays in council operated multi-storey car parks after 5pm.
Don't get stuck
The Tyne Bridge sees a lot of traffic during weekday rush hours – try to avoid heading out at these times if you can.