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.
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: Newcastle forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Newcastle is an expensive destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $75.93, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $268.70, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $12.27
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $21.16
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $4.67
- Meal, McDonalds: $7.78
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $15.55
Newcastle has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 55.0 (better than United states average 48.0)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 72.1 (a little better than United states average 69.6)
- Walking alone at night: 45.8 (better than United states average 41.7)
More information: Newcastle safety
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.