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Gosforth

Gosforth rubs shoulders with Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and it’s one of the city’s popular residential and business areas. The Metro gets you into Newcastle in no time, you’ll be on the right side of town for the International Airport, and you’ll have 1000 acres of green space on the doorstep, with a park that’s bigger than New York’s Central Park, and Hyde Park and Hampstead Heath together. These are great credentials when you’re choosing a new home in the North East.

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This leafy suburb of Newcastle-upon-Tyne is to the north of the city centre, with the great A1, the inner-city A167, and the A1058 coast road, on three sides. There are three Tyne & Wear Metro stations, South Gosford, Regent Centre, and Wansbeck Road. A fast train will get you into the city centre in under 15 minutes. The Regent Centre is the public transport interchange, for bus services too. For holidays and business trips, Newcastle International Airport is just 6 miles away, a very convenient 30-minute journey by train.

Local amenities

Newcastle may have the lion’s share of shopping, leisure, and entertainment, but Gosforth has plenty of facilities of its own.  The Gosforth Shopping Centre and the Kenton Retail Park will keep you going with day-to-day basics, and there’s a Sainsbury’s Local, a Nisa, and a SPAR. Gateshead’s Intu Metrocentre is a vast shopping and leisure centre just 7 miles away. There are primary schools, first schools, middle schools, and the Gosforth Academy is the local secondary school, which integrates a large sixth form college. Gosforth’s Leisure Centre includes a swimming pool. For outdoor sport, the Gosforth Golf Club and the City of Newcastle Golf Club are both on the edge of town. The Town Moor is the greatest green space amenity. 1000 acres, where Europe’s largest travelling fair is held each year. A little further out there’s even more green space with High Gosforth Park and the Gosforth Nature Reserve.

Going out

With the famous nightlife and energy of Newcastle-upon-Tyne to back you up, you’ll not be short of ideas for a night out, and the Metro train system runs till late at night. Start early and fit in a bit of retail therapy in the exclusive Northumberland Street and the Eldon Square Shopping Centre. For the family, the Intu Centre at Gateshead includes an Odeon Cinema, an IMAX Digital venue, ten-pin bowling, dodgems, and soft-play. For summer days, the beaches at South Shields, Tynemouth and Whitley Bay are an easy drive from Gosforth. For tranquillity, head for the Keilder Forest Park and the open spaces of Northumberland.

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