Newcastle-under-Lyme Area Guide

Newcastle-under-Lyme is where you will find breath-taking scenery, thrilling adventures, captivating history, heritage, tantalising menus and more!

What's it like in Newcastle-under-Lyme?

The Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme is named after its main settlement, Newcastle-under-Lyme, but includes the town of Kidsgrove, the villages of Silverdale and Keele, and the rural area surrounding Audley. Most of the borough is part of The Potteries Urban Area.

The present town is originally a Roman settlement. In the Middle Ages there was a large castle here, owned by John of Gaunt, and a major medieval market. Now¬†it is a large market town in North Staffordshire which boasts the beautiful Queen’s Gardens and Brampton Park, whilst being the home of Keele University.

Stoke-on-Trent is divided in to the following areas.

Audley, Bignall End, Bradwell, Butt Lane, Chesterton, Clayton, Cross Heath, Halmerend, Holditch, Keele, Kidsgrove, Knutton, Loggerheads, Madeley, May Bank, Newchapel, Porthill, Ravenscliffe, Seabridge, Silverdale, Parksite, Talke, Thistleberry, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Westlands, Whitmore and Wolstanton.

The area benefits from excellent transport links and is in close proximity to the M6 and M1 motorway networks, multiple local and national train station lines and domestic and internal airports.

You will find many people who move to the area, tend to stay for a long period of time (if not all their life!). With a strong local economy and a geographic position which lends to commuters in to large cities such as London, Birmingham and Manchester is a huge pull; and with a vast variety of different types of property which suit all buyers from families, first time buyers and even landlords looking for investment properties in one of the most cost effective regions in the country, why would you choose to be anywhere else?

Where do the locals go?

For a day out in the sunshine?

  • The Trentham Estate
  • Monkey Forest
  • Rode Hall and Gardens
  • Apedale Country Park
  • Heritage Canoe Trail

Where do the locals go…

for a rainy day out with the kids?

  • Potteries Museum & Art Gallery
  • Just Kidding
  • Ten Pin Bowling
  • Water World
  • Super Play Factory

Where do the locals go…

for a Sunday lunch with trimmings?

  • The Rose & Crown
  • The Travellers Rest
  • The Masons Arms
  • Six Arches
  • Rotisserie at Trentham Gardens

Did you know?

The ‘new’castle’ in Newcastle-under-Lyme which gave the town its name was a castle built by the Normans. Originally it was constructed of wood but it was later newly rebuilt in stone.

What about property prices?

Like all parts of the country, the property market in Newcastle-under-Lyme was hit by the global crash of 2008, although generally the impact was less dramatic than much of the UK. Take a look at our guide to see how the Staffordshire property market performing.

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