Newcastle under Lyme

You’ll find a wealth of culture, fantastic food and drink and shop-till-you-drop opportunities in this bustling Staffordshire market town. Located just minutes from Junction 15 of the M6, Newcastle-under-Lyme is a thriving market town in the heart of Staffordshire. The birthplace of Philip Astley – the founder of the modern circus – it’s no surprise that we know how to give visitors an enjoyable time!

Shop, eat, drink, relax

Newcastle has an attractive, bustling town centre with everything for shopaholics, from big-name retailers to an impressive line-up of independents: we’re buzzing with independent, exciting and creative shops. They make towns interesting places to visit and enjoy, and we’re lucky to have lots of them in Newcastle.

You’ll also find lots of top-class bars, cafes and restaurants ready to look after you. Whatever your favourite food or tipple, you’ll find it in Newcastle.

Leisure and culture

We’re home to the award-winning New Vic Theatre, Europe’s first purpose-built theatre-in-the-round. And the family-friendly Brampton Museum and Art Gallery has something for everyone, including a Victorian street scene, toys gallery and 1940s house. The museum sits in Brampton Park with its stunning gardens, play area, café, mini steam train and animal enclosure.

If you’re looking for family fun, then head for Lymelight Boulevard in the heart of the town centre to see a film, hit the bowling alley and arcade or let off some steam at Laser Quest. At Jubilee 2, try your hand at the climbing wall, have a swim or relax in the sauna before heading back into the town centre again, refreshed and revitalised.

A packed programme of events

Newcastle Business Improvement District and partners deliver an exciting line-up of events in the town centre.

The Lymelight Festival and Newcastle Jazz and Blues Festival, both in May, showcase the brightest musical talent. The Homecoming in June celebrates Philip Astley – the founder of the modern circus – with a thrilling day of acrobatics, theatre performance, juggling and comedy.

There’s pro cycle racing, markets, seasonal events and more.

Getting Here

By Car

Newcastle-under-Lyme is just minutes from Junction 15 of the M6. When you get here, car parking is plentiful – have a look at this interactive map to find your best spot. It costs just a pound after 3pm from Monday to Saturday – and is free all day Sunday and bank holidays

See local car parking 

By Train

Our closest railway station is Stoke-on-Trent. From there, we’re just minutes away by taxi (look for the taxi rank to your left as you leave the station) or there are regular buses from right outside the station into the heart of Newcastle town centre

See local timetables 

By Bike

staffordshire.gov.uk has produced a complete set of cycle maps for each district in Staffordshire. The aim of the maps is to help cyclists plan their journeys around Staffordshire. The routes shown on the maps are those that exist at present and also a number of suggested routes along quieter roads

See local cycle routes