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Top 5 reasons to study in Newcastle

Newcastle is a small city with a big heart. You might be able to walk across it in fifteen minutes but there’s a whole lot to appreciate along the way. To celebrate our Newcastle campus, based at Newcastle University’s Law School, we’re looking at the top 5 reasons to study in Newcastle.

By Elena Carruthers. Published 07 July 2021. Last updated 11 January 2023.

Green spaces

Newcastle is home to a gorgeous moor, a green space in the centre of the city that’s bigger than Hyde Park and Hampstead Heath combined.

Armstrong Park, Leazes Park and Jesmond Dene are just a couple of the stunning green spaces that make Newcastle one of the most beautiful cities in the UK. Urban Green, along with the people of Newcastle, care for 33 parks citywide. If you unwind by getting back to nature, Newcastle is the city for you.


Grey Street

Art historian and architectural historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner described Grey Street as ‘one of the finest streets in England’. Located in the historic Grainger Town area of Newcastle, this street is home to some iconic architecture, including the beautiful Theatre Royal. Keep your head up to make the most of the stunning scenery or take a seat outside one of the numerous bars and restaurants to take it in at your own pace.


Boulevard Show Bar

Newcastle is well known for its incredible nightlife and bar scene. However, the Boulevard Show Bar deserves serious attention. Promising ‘a night out like no other’, the bar hosts a different show every season. Forthcoming shows include Christmas Spectacular and Spring Time Show 2022.

Much-loved cabaret entertainer Danni Dee and her cast of Broadway Dancers don stunning costumes to perform hilarious comedy and fabulous dance routines. If you’re looking for a night of pure fun and escapism, head their way.


Great North Museum

The Great North Museum was purpose-built in 1884 and features a host of exhibitions to keep everyone entertained.

The first floor is home to the Living Planet, which tells the story of wildlife and habitats, and the Hadrian’s Wall gallery that features finds from across the 73 mile stretch of Hadrian’s Wall. 

Other attractions include a T. Rex replica skeleton, collections of Greek and Etruscan art and archaeology and an area dedicated to North East of England’s animals and plants exploring woodlands, uplands, lowlands, and coastal areas.

The museum also houses the Library and Natural History Archive, which is open to the general public and The Environmental Records Information Centre for the North East.


Grainger Market

Housed in a Grade I Listed building built in 1835, Grainger Market houses 123 shops. Traditional fruit and veg, meat and cheese can be found alongside delicacies from across the world. As well as food, you’ll find plenty of vintage, retro and unique purchases in various specialist shops.

Grainger Market was named winner of 'Britain's Favourite Market' in the Great British Market Awards 2020 thanks to the great shopping experience and lively atmosphere. You can also order delivery boxes of food and veg, pastries and meat directly from the market if you live nearby.


Discover more about studying at our Newcastle campus.