Newcastle upon Tyne, or Newcastle, as it is more commonly called, is a city in Northern England situated on the River Tyne. Newcastle is famous for its heritage, culture and particularly its nightlife. From its foundation as a major industrial city, Newcastle has seen significant regeneration in recent years and has become the business hub of the Northeast. So if you are looking for an excellent location for project management courses Newcastle has everything you need.
Newcastle has an excellent transport network, making it very accessible for delegates. The city has a great train service and is linked directly to many big cities including London, a journey of 2 hours 50 minutes, Manchester, 2 hours 17 minutes and Edinburgh, 1 hour 23 minutes. The major road network means that Newcastle can be accessed by the A1 (M), which links it directly to London, the A69 from the west and the M6, which leads to the South, Wales and the West of England. Newcastle International Airport links the city to over 80 different destinations, and the comprehensive public transport system makes getting around the city incredibly easy. Eight miles east of the city centre, Newcastle can also be reached by an International Ferry Terminal, which is serviced by DFDS.
Because project management training courses often take place over several days, finding an excellent hotel to stay in for the duration is a must. Again, Newcastle has a great selection to offer.
Jurys Inn Newcastle – Scotswood Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4AD
Located in the heart of the city centre, Jurys Inn Newcastle is a very accessible hotel situated close to a metro station and many places of interest. This contemporary hotel is ideal for those individuals who may have specific accessibility requirements with a range of rooms to suit every need. There is off-site payable parking, but proximity to local transport makes this hotel a good choice for those who prefer to leave their cars at home. In addition, free Wi-Fi, meeting rooms, and a range of other facilities make this an ideal destination for conducting project management training.
Innside by Melia Newcastle – Bridge Court, Close, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3BE
Another fantastic contemporary hotel located in the heart of the city, Innside by Melia is just a short drive from the airport. If you want a hotel within easy walking distance of everything that Newcastle offers, this is ideal. The hotel offers meeting rooms and free Wi-Fi and has local parking available, although its city centre location means there is a small charge per night for this.
Grand Hotel Gosforth Park – High Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 5HN
Located on the outskirts of Newcastle, the Grand Hotel Gosforth Park is a good choice for those who prefer to travel in their own cars as parking is on-site and free. This is a good-sized hotel with an indoor pool and health facilities. For individuals who like to stay connected with work, there is also a well-equipped business centre on-site and free Wi-Fi.
Several of the hotels we have mentioned have meeting room facilities that can be used for training courses; however, not everyone wants their accommodation and training facilities to be at the same location. There are plenty of meeting rooms to hire in the centre of Newcastle for your project management training.
Regus – Merchant House, 30 Cloth Market, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1EE
Regus have two well-appointed locations in the heart of Newcastle that can be hired for training courses. Cloth Market and Newcastle Quayside are modern meeting spaces that offer all of the technology you would need for a successful training session. In addition, their central location means they are easy to get to, so no parking is required, and there are plenty of places to eat nearby.
Another company that specialises in workplaces and meeting rooms for hire, Meetingo, offer several centrally located meeting rooms. These are equipped with breakout areas, and each room features whiteboards, monitors and a range of technology to help you deliver training sessions.
Things to do in Newcastle
If your project management training courses in Newcastle are set to last for several days, then you will want to find something to fill your evenings, and Newcastle is undoubtedly the right location to help you with this.
When it comes to dining in Newcastle, you are in for a gastronomic treat. The city is host to a wealth of restaurants offering every type of cuisine imaginable. It is also home to several restaurants that are mentioned in the Michelin Guide.
House of Tides is the only Newcastle restaurant to have a Michelin star. It has held its one-star status since 2015 and is located in the iconic Quayside area of the city. Owned by Kenny Atkinson, the restaurant holds a number of other awards and offers a modern menu with a classical twist that features the best of local and seasonal produce.
There are also several Bib Gourmand restaurants, those that are not quite one Michelin star but are worthy of a special mention, in the area. Route and The Broad Chare can both be found in the Quayside area of the city. The first offers seasonal British dishes whilst the second proclaims itself to be a “proper” pub, offering a range of unashamedly heart-warming gutsy dishes and bar snacks. If that isn’t enough, Quayside also boasts a further three “the Plate” restaurants – this is Michelin’s award for what it terms great restaurants.
Newcastle is well known as the place to be for nightlife. In addition to the usual bars and clubs that you would expect to find in a city of this side, Newcastle also has a number of theatres offering a wide range of different plays.
If you are looking for something rather different, then head to Ghetto Golf or Junkyard. These are both adult-only crazy golf-style entertainment arenas. Expect funky lighting, bright colours, loud music and drinks to accompany the rather complex courses.
With Smash Space and Harry Hatchett’s Indoor Axe Throwing – both ideal ways to unwind after a stressful day, but preferably before you have a drink, to complete the list of unusual entertainments you might find in Newcastle, one thing is certain – there really is something for everyone.