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Living And Working In Newcastle

February 11, 2022
Joanna Clare

Newcastle is in North East England, situated on the northern bank of the River Tyne and only just under nine miles from the North Sea. It is the largest city in the North East and has a population of approximately 818,430 residents and is almost 71 square miles.

Because of its close proximity to the North Sea, the climate is oceanic with winters that can become quite cold and wet, and summers that can also be rainy yet fairly mild.

With its distinctive ‘Geordie’ accent, there can be no mistaking when you have arrived in ‘the toon.’ It is a hugely interesting place to be with a fascinating past that spans back many years and this is depicted by the many wonderful architecture. From the Middle Ages to the Tudor period, the Stuarts to the Victorians ~ Newcastle is literally steeped in history. Each building has its own story to tell of invasions, sieges, religions and royalty.

In days gone by, there was strong emphasis on railways, coal mining and ship building but now Newcastle has been spectacularly transformed into one of Britain's leading cities. It is now a strong commercial, retail and cultural hub also with a major focus on manufacturing, finance, sciences and healthcare, offshore and marine and creative and digital.

The economy is boosted by tourism and is worth billions of pounds and supports thousands of jobs and in 2018, Newcastle was voted the ‘ best place to visit in the world’ by Rough Guides and a year later was voted ‘the friendliest city in Britain’ by travel site Big 7.

Newcastle University is highly respected and is a global leader in several fields and has recently been recognised for overall excellence by QS Stars.

Newcastle United's football team, or the ‘Magpies’, has huge support and their stadium is St James Park which has a massive seating capacity for well over 52,000 spectators.

Saunter along the quayside and soak up the culture whilst admiring the modern  Millenium bridge, visit one of the many museums and galleries, soak up the atmosphere in Grainger Market, marvel at nature in Jesmond Dene, step back in time in the castle on which the site gave Newcastle its name, or shop in Eldon Squares impressive shopping centre with its many shops set on two floors. The Arcade is well worth a visit too, which is a magnificent piece of Edwardian architecture and has several shops situated within.

Newcastle is renowned for its exciting and vibrant nightlife with so much variety  on offer. Bars, restaurants, cocktail bars and clubs all flourish here in this city that rarely sleeps.

Further afield is the wonderful world famous Beamish ~The Living Museum of the North, Northumberland National Park  and of course all of the stunning coastlines.

Newcastle International airport has flights to over 80 direct destinations and handles several million passengers each year. Major road connections and a direct and swift rail service to London make travel extremely easy.

The average property price here is currently around £238,000 and with so many unique  properties available, you can afford to be selective.

The people in Newcastle are very warm, down to earth, extremely friendly and generous to a fault and will treat visitors as though they are family.

Looking for a Career in Newcastle? We are hosting a careers fair at St James' Park on Wednesday 16th February & Wednesday 10th August, between the times of 10am-2pm. Ours event are completely free for jobseekers and are a great way to meet hiring companies around the city. Find out more here!

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