Sit back and relax on your journey from Dunbar to Newcastle with CrossCountry and enjoy great savings, with our Advance tickets available even on the day of travel, up until 15 minutes before departure.
Lose yourself in the spectacular views of the North Sea, as our trains take you from Dunbar to Newcastle along England’s beautiful north-east coastline. As well as the expansive sea views, you can expect to see lots of green scenery as you travel past the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve and the Northumberland Coast Area of Natural Beauty. The journey takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes and once you arrive in Newcastle you will find yourself in the heart of the city centre.
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Travelling to Newcastle
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Travelling from Dunbar to Newcastle
Newcastle attracts visitors from around the globe, partly due to its rich history that dates to the Roman settlers, who built Hadrian’s Wall in AD 122. Newcastle also has a modern ‘legacy for innovation’ that is equally as appealing. A charming combination of the city’s history and contemporary attractions and architecture means there is a great deal to discover in Newcastle. There are many museums and art galleries for those looking to stimulate their minds and a plethora of shopping opportunities, theatre and entertainment should you wish to unwind.
Are there direct trains from Dunbar to Newcastle?
Yes, CrossCountry runs frequent direct trains from Dunbar to Newcastle.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Dunbar to Newcastle?
All of our usual amenities are available on trains from Dunbar to Newcastle for your convenience. There are many seating options including table seats, designated luggage storage space and electric sockets for devices as standard. There are also hot and cold drinks, and light refreshments available via the trolley service. Should you wish to experience further comforts such as free WiFi, complimentary food and drink and reclining seats, we recommend upgrading to a First Class ticket.
Does Newcastle Central Station have step-free access?
Newcastle Central Station has step-free access throughout and is further accessible to those with a range of mobility needs. Ramps for train access are readily available.
How far is the city centre?
Newcastle Central Station could not be more conveniently located. Situated in the heart of the city, Newcastle Central Station is the ideal starting point to begin your day discovering Newcastle’s delights.
Does the station have family areas?
Newcastle Station has waiting rooms, seating areas and baby changing facilities available to all families visiting the station. There are also shops and refreshment facilities available.
For further information about Newcastle Central Station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Newcastle
Onward travel: Metro, Taxis and Buses in Newcastle
A host of travel options will be available upon your arrival in Newcastle. The Tyne and Wear Metro system covers a large area and has over 60 stops across the city, from the suburbs to major landmarks. There is also a frequent bus service that will allow you to explore the city with ease. For a more direct route to your destination, there is also the option to travel by taxi. A taxi rank is located adjacently to Newcastle Central Station.
Shopping in Newcastle
With a huge mix of independent shops and boutiques unique to the city, as well as a variety of shopping malls, Newcastle offers the opportunity to shop ‘til you drop. intu Eldon Square and intu Metrocentre are the most popular shopping centres, with the latter being the largest shopping centre in Europe. There are also various markets scattered throughout the city offering both specialist and general goodies, including the Tynemouth Market and Quayside Market. Due to the compact nature of the city, cramming as many stores as possible into your visit couldn’t be easier.
Culture in Newcastle
The famous historical culture of Newcastle is largely attributed to the awe-inspiring scale of Hadrian’s Wall. However, it would be remiss to visit Newcastle without heading to see the Angel of the North. Easily reachable by bus, the iconic 20-metre high statue has attracted around 150,000 visitors a year since its erection in 1998 and is said to ‘signify the transition from an industrial to an information age’. Newcastle is also a notable city of art and theatre, with the Theatre Royal, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and The Stand Comedy Club standing out. The nightlife is also a cultural highlight, with a multitude of fine dining establishments found in the Quayside area. From there, you can head to a classy cocktail bar or spend an evening in a good old-fashioned northern pub.
Spending time in Newcastle?
Whether you’re planning on staying in the Toon for a day, a week or even longer, we recommend checking out our Newcastle Guide to help you plan your perfect Newcastle visit.
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