Location, Travel and Accommodation


UK Solar Instrumentation and Facilities Forum

Northumbria Business Hub, Level 3 (304 D and 304 E), Sandyford Building, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

UKSP Early Career Researcher Workshop

Hedley Suite, Level 4 (401-405), Sandyford Building, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Northumbria University (City) Campus Map can be found here (Sandyford Building is building 20 on the campus map).


Full travel information at: https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/study-at-northumbria/visit-northumbria/getting-here/getting-here/getting-here/


Direct rail services run from many UK cities to Newcastle Central Station. LNER (and Lumo) operate the East Coast mainline from London King’s Cross to Scotland via Newcastle and the CrossCountry route links the region with Scotland, the Midlands and the South West. Northern Rail operate from Carlisle, Teesside and beyond, while TransPennine Express services run from Manchester, Liverpool and stations across Yorkshire (and to/from Edinburgh).

Newcastle Central Station is within easy walking distance of many central destinations and is well connected by Metro, QuayLink, bus and taxi. Station facilities include travel information, left luggage, toilets, cafés, a bar and cash machines.

Metro Light Rail

Newcastle has an extensive metro system linking Newcastle with Gateshead, the coast, Sunderland and Newcastle Airport.


Newcastle International Airport is located approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) from the city centre on the northern outskirts of the city near Ponteland and is the largest airport serving the North East region. It is connected to the city via the Metro Light Rail system and a journey into Newcastle city centre takes approximately 20 minutes (Haymarket Station is the closest station to the workshop location – please see the map below).


There are many reasonably priced 3* and 4* hotels in Newcastle city centre. Guests attending events at Northumbria University can use special event rates with the hotels below.

***To take advantage of these special rates, YOU MUST CONTACT THE HOTEL DIRECTLY and BOOK BY EMAIL or PHONE. State the name of the workshop you are attending.***

Motel One
(Phone: +44 191 2111090, Email: newcastle@motel-one.com)

(Phone: +44 191 640 9500, Email: res.newcastle@maldronhotels.com)