Newcastle-under-Lyme is known between tourists as the home of the Historic Street Market that houses various independent stores, exceptional restaurants and food stalls. It is a market town in Staffordshire with a population of 75,082, famous for its stunning nature and for housing the famous Keele University and Newcastle-under-Lyme College. Staffordshire University is only a half an hour ride away. Around each university, there is a variety of student homes with shared and private student rooms to choose from.
While living in this town, you can enjoy many student activities like attending well-known plays and productions at the New Vic Theatre; a theatre with a unique seating design where the audience sits on all four sides of the stage to get an eye-opening view on all the action on stage. Other famous student attractions to visit in Newcastle-under-Lyme include the picturesque Trent & Mersey Canal, where you can catch a narrowboat and enjoy the stunning nature. Also, Bathpool Park, where you can explore pretty lakes and ponds, is a perfect place for a picnic with friends. Borough Museum & Art Gallery is an excellent place to see an extensive collection of Victorian surgical instruments and 19th Century toys.
Newcastle-under-Lyme also hosts various festivals, including the Lymelight Festival, featuring the best local musicians, and the Jazz & Blues Festival starring various bands and single artists. Other famous events in Newcastle-under-Lyme include the magnificent Homecoming Festival, a renowned event with street plays, circus acts and live magic shows.
Transportations in Newcastle-under-Lyme seem to depend mostly on buses. First Potteries Limited and D&G Bus companies run the main buses networks. There are no railway stations in the town. However, Stoke-on-Trent railway station serves the town along with Stoke-on-Trent’s area.