How can Santa Fe Relocation help my move to Newcastle?

For more than 120 years, we have been providing seamless moving journeys to customers all around the world. We do this through our range of moving services, which for your convenience can be tailored to suit your personal preferences. Our friendly team will work with you to find a moving solution if there is a service we don’t currently list. Just get in contact with us today and explain what you need for the perfect move to Newcastle. You can reach us via phone on +44 (0)208 963 2513, or by sending us an email to:


Newcastle moving services

We can provide moving services designed to make your move as stress free as possible. Take our home video survey for example; with it we eliminate the need for a surveyor to come to your home. All you need to do is simply use your phone to conduct a virtual survey of your home; our experts will take care of the rest. Under our watch, nothing goes missing and if you have any further questions don’t hesitate to get in touch.

If you’re moving to Newcastle from outside the UK, you could always consider our area orientation service. It is an excellent way to get a better understanding of what makes this famous northern city tick. You will be paired with a professional tour guide who can show you the parts of Newcastle that best suit you. For an accurate moving quote, fill in our free form today!


Newcastle highlights

  • Wide range of industries to work in
  • Low cost of living
  • Great schools, including some in the top 1% nationally
  • Interesting history and culture

Newcastle history

Like so many ancient English cities, Newcastle’s story begins with the Romans. They built a bridge to cross the River Tyne in around AD 120, called Pons Aelius (named after Emperor Hadrian’s family). They also built parts of the world-famous Hadrian’s Wall in this area, with sections of it including turrets and a temple still visible to this day. When the Romans left, the invading Saxons probably landed somewhere along the Tyne, but the area of modern day Newcastle saw little change until the arrival of the Normans.

Newcastle throughout the Middle Ages was turbulent indeed. Along with much of Northumbria, Newcastle rebelled against the Norman king William the Conqueror and was swiftly crushed in response. The reason for rebellion was because of Scottish raids, which themselves were also quelled by the Normans. To maintain the peace the Normans built a wooden castle, with the name Novum Castellum, or, ‘New Castle’. From here the burgeoning town developed into an important military outpost for garrisoned troops, who were placed to defend against Scottish attacks.

Newcastle up until the 20th century became a centre of various firsts and flourished during the Industrial Revolution. The declining importance of British industry did see much of Newcastle’s wealth deteriorate, but regeneration over the last 30 years or so has seen the city go through something of a renaissance. Today, Newcastle represents itself as a key player in UK culture, art and entertainment.


Living in Newcastle

The first thing you’ll learn when you move to Newcastle is that the locals are very proud of their northern heritage. Known around Britain as ‘the Geordies’, their distinctive accent is unmistakable and for many, one of the most distinguishable in the UK. As a general rule of thumb, the people of Newcastle are very welcoming and tend to treat newcomers in much the same way as locals. Just don’t walk into a pub wearing a football shirt for anything other than Newcastle United; the city’s football club is something of a religion for many! On the subject of sport, if you’re into football you should seriously consider a visit to the iconic St James’ Park. They offer comprehensive tours of the stadium and for Newcastle fans it really is a must-do activity.

In terms of arts and culture, Newcastle has is it in droves and there always seems to be some new gallery or exhibition about to open. Be sure to visit the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art for a stunning collection of innovative pieces. For electric nights out, Newcastle has few genuine competitors. This is fuelled by the high student population, so expect cheap drinks at many of the bars and clubs. Don’t fret if raucous nights out aren’t really your thing; Newcastle has more than its fair share of stylish watering holes offering high-class cocktails and sophisticated entertainment.


Where to live in Newcastle

Although it is a popular city for students, Newcastle is more than ideal for families, individuals and businesses alike. One thing is for sure, Newcastle is among the happiest places to live in the UK and its vibrant neighbourhoods cater to all manner of tastes. As for cost, the average house price in Newcastle is roughly £170,000 – £200,000, making it a great city for families and professionals starting out on the property ladder.

Energetic regeneration

If you’re looking for a home with a focus on emerging culture, art and innovative business, then Ouseburn is the place to go. It was once part of Newcastle’s industrial backbone, before it underwent a significant transformation into a hub for leading ideas. This focus on thinking outside the box has led to a large influx of creative types, including musicians and artists, who lend the area a somewhat bohemian vibe. For history fans, a quick visit to the Victoria Tunnel will make for a great day out. It is a preserved 19th century wagon way and is absolutely fascinating to walk through; the nearby Ship Inn provides excellent veggie food and ample refreshments.

A focus on nightlife

Jesmond has a lot going for it, especially if you’re more of an evening person. That’s not to say Jesmond doesn’t have a vast array of boutique shops, charming cafés, award-winning restaurants and bistros. It’s just that its nightlife is so good we can’t help but sing its deserved praises. The area’s diverse student population creates an irresistible buzz when the sun goes down, with something interesting happening at any given moment.

Views of the River Tyne

It would be almost impossible to talk about living in Newcastle without mentioning the iconic Quayside. Famous for its bridges and industrial past, Quayside is now one of the focal points for art, culture and entertainment in Newcastle. Plenty of sleek apartments overlook the River Tyne and you’ll be pleased to learn that prices are much lower than cities like London.

Whatever you need for an effortless move to Newcastle, our friendly team will help make it a reality. We are Santa Fe Relocation, your one stop moving company. We make moving home easy for you.

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