Getting there – Diversion in operation


Address: Northumbria Students’ Union, 2 Sandyford Road, NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE NE1 8SB

The main access from St Mary’s Place is currently boarded off due to building work by the University and there is a diversion in place.

There should be signs in place to guide you to the Festival goodness.

Northumbria Students’ Union is located on Sandyford Road.

 

 

The main doors face the Northumbria University Quadrangle, which is a pedestrian only area accessed from Northumberland Road (between Sport Central and Northumberland Building, or between Brady & Martin Court and Northumberland Building), Sandyford Road / St Mary’s Place (between College Lane car park and the University Library) or Sandyford Road (by the walkway above Day Street).

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By Road

The City of Newcastle is reached by the A1(M) from London in the south and Edinburgh in the north; the A19 from York; the M6 from the south-west and west to Carlisle; and the A69 from Carlisle to Newcastle upon Tyne.

If entering the city from the Tyne Bridge (A167(M)), take the second exit off the motorway after leaving the bridge, then at the roundabout take the City Centre exit where you will come to a right turn signposted to Northumbria University. This right turn would take you into the heart of the campus, however, as there is very little public parking available, it is advisable to drive past this turning, then turn right at the next set of traffic lights into John Dobson Street where you will find a large NCP car park on the left.

If arriving in Newcastle via the Redheugh Bridge (A184), at the second major set of traffic lights on St James Boulevard, turn right into Westgate Road (A186). Travel straight on through a number of sets of traffic lights until you come to large roundabout, (if you can see Bar 55 in front of you then you are on the right road). Take the second exit off the roundabout signposted towards the A167(M) motorway. Do not join the motorway but continue parallel to it up to another roundabout, at which you should take the exit marked City Centre. You will quickly come to a right turn signposted Northumbria University. This right turn would take you into the heart of the campus, however, as there is very little public parking available, it is advisable to drive past this turning, then turn right at the next set of traffic lights into John Dobson Street where you will find a large NCP car park on the left.