Disruption between Leamington Spa and Banbury
Following a landslip on 31 January, CrossCountry services to and from the Thames Valley and the South Coast are likely to be disrupted for several weeks.
A rapid bus service is operating, linking trains terminating/starting at Banbury and Leamington Spa.
Please see our Travel Updates for further information.
We would like to apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused by these necessary changes.
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Linked by seven bridges across a spectacular riverscape,
Newcastle (a city on the north bank of the River Tyne) and
Gateshead (a town on the south bank) have been transformed into a
single, vibrant visitor destination: NewcastleGateshead.
Better known as Newcastle Upon Tyne (or simply Newcastle), the
city is a true mix of the modern and historic, with excellent
shopping and amazing nightlife sitting happily alongside striking
ancient monuments. Newcastle is packed with free attractions
including dynamic arts centres and family-friendly museums. Truly a
city for the twenty-first century, Newcastle has something to offer
all ages and tastes.
Newcastle is served by the following train station;
Find out more about Newcastle station
You can have the 'Tyne' of your life in Newcastle learning new
things, going shopping, having fun as a family or relishing city
life on a short break. Trains to Newcastle are available from
across the country and you can get cheap train tickets to Newcastle
when you book in advance online.
Want to stay over? Book a great value
hotel in Newcastle.
If you know that you are travelling to Newcastle ahead of time
you have a great chance of securing a cheap train ticket because
you can plan and book in advance. This type of ticket is called an
Advance ticket. You can book cheap
tickets up to 12 weeks in advance of departure.
We understand however, that you don't always know exactly which
train you want so now you can also buy our great value range of
Advance tickets and reserve your seat up to 15 minutes before you
board a CrossCountry service, via our website or our Train
Ticket app, subject to availability.
See our information about how to get cheap train tickets and
Find out more about our special offers.
Whether you're visiting Newcastle for the hustle and bustle of a
vibrant city or you're looking to just take it easy in stylish
surroundings, you'll find attractions and activities to suit you.
To help, we've compiled a list of five great attractions the city
has to offer:
If you've ever wanted to explore the world under one roof, then
you're in luck as that's exactly what you can do at the Great North
Museum. Highlights include an interactive model of Hadrian's Wall,
a life-size T-Rex skeleton, mummies from ancient Egypt and a
planetarium. There are treasures for kids and adults alike at this
free attraction, which is conveniently located in the very heart of
the city next to the University. The Great North Museum is a short
bus ride from Newcastle train station.
This free attraction is an inspirational experience. Home to an
impressive collection of art and sculptures, the Gallery also has a
packed programme of events including gallery talks, family
activities and artist appearances. On the first Saturday of each
month, the Gallery runs art classes for children aged over eight to
help young artistic talents flourish - so if you're travelling with
kids, get down to the Gallery and get involved! For adults, there's
plenty of amazing art to explore and the Gallery is a 15 minute
walk from Newcastle train station or you can hop on the metro.
Hidden within Newcastle's Grainger Market is the unique Marks
and Spencer's Penny Bazaar. Established in 1835, it's the world's
smallest Marks and Spencer store as well as the last surviving
M&S Penny Bazaar (the original shops which gave birth to the
retail giant we know today). Visit the Bazaar for a trip back in
time to the world of seventeenth century shopping, in the heart of
a twenty-first century city. The shop is approximately a ten minute
walk from Newcastle train station.
Newcastle's Discovery Museum is the perfect place to discover
the story of life on Tyneside, from the region's shipbuilding
beginnings to the city's world-changing inventions. With a large
variety of interactive displays, this free museum is the perfect
place for all ages to have fun and learn at the same time. If you
want to research your family history, the museum offers free walks
and talks to help you get started. The Discovery Museum is easily
accessible, being situated just a short walk from Newcastle train
This famous bridge is a must-see. It's one of the UK's most
well-known landmarks, which is not surprising considering it is of
the same design as Sydney's Harbour Bridge (it was built by the
same company but actually finished earlier in 1928). As well as
having the practical function of linking both sides of the river
Tyne, the bridge is also a beautiful architectural wonder and many
people are content to merely admire it. At night, it really comes
to life along with the many restaurants and bars that line the
quayside. Take an evening stroll and get an iconic photo of the
Tyne in all its glory. The bridge is a short bus ride from
Newcastle train station.
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