Newcastle (United kingdom)

Newcastle is a big city in Northeast England, located at the banks of the Tyne River. The city is famous in England for the best nightlife, shopping opportunities, art, music, sports, its own dialect, its beautiful architecture, and the ruins of the Hadrian's Wall from the Roman period. The area also offered a lot of trips to the picturesque nearby Northumberland coastline and the Pennines mountains. The city has a number of historically significant buildings, such as the the market hall from the Victorian era, as well as a number of good museums, theaters, music festivals and art galleries. The Chinese New Year is also a major celebration in this area.

Population: 1,650,000
Beach : Yes
Mountain : Yes
Popular destination: No
Official language: English
Emergency numbers: 112 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Pound sterling (GBP)
Electric plugs: G
Voltage: 120 V
Tipping in a restaurant: A service fee is often included. If it's not, in good service restaurants the expected tip is around 10%, otherwise, it isn't expected.
Time in destination: Jan 26, 2021, 6:19:06 PM

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Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 38.1 43.2 33.1 11
February 38.8 44.1 33.4 9
March 42.1 48.2 35.8 10
April 45.0 52.2 37.9 9
May 50.2 58.1 42.3 9
June 55.2 63.0 47.3 10
July 59.5 67.6 51.3 8
August 59.2 67.3 51.1 9
September 54.9 62.1 47.5 9
October 49.1 55.4 42.8 10
November 42.8 48.2 37.6 11
December 39.6 44.6 34.7 11

More information: Newcastle forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Newcastle is an expensive destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $78.83, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $278.99, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $12.92
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $22.27
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $5.07
  • Meal, McDonalds: $8.21
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $16.42

More information: Newcastle price level


Newcastle has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 54.7 (better than United states average 47.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 71.6 (a little better than United states average 69.6)
  • Walking alone at night: 45.4 (better than United states average 41.7)

More information: Newcastle safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
  • Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
  • Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
  • Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.

More information: Car rental Europe