Renting a campervan is the best way to explore the area of Woolsington and the rest of Newcastle. VroomVroomVroom can help you find the perfect motorhome for your next camping holiday as we compare the best deals from major providers. If you prefer a smaller vehicle like a station wagon or SUV, you can compare rental cars at Newcastle Airport.
Newcastle International Airport, or commonly referred to as NCL, is situated in the northeast of England and is one of the busiest airports in the United Kingdom. Located in the village of Woolsington, the airport is only a 13-minute drive from the city centre following A696 and A167.
NCL Airport is the busiest airport in Northern England after Manchester Airport. It offers flights to mainland Europe and all across the UK. Open 24-hours, the airport consists of a single Terminal equipped with 20 boarding gates.
Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Enterprise all have desks at the airport which are stationed on the ground floor opposite domestic arrivals. Newcastle Airport offers a wide range of parking facilities such as short, medium and long stay car parks as well as a premium Meet and Greet service.
Sandy Bay Holiday Park boasts of its superb location near the beach and breathtaking cliff top views. It is located at North Seaton in Ashington and around 25 minutes away from Newcastle Airport. Campers can take advantage of Sandy Bay's excellent facilities such as the WC's, washbasins, showers, hot and cold water, and baby changing area. Guests also have access to the park's amenities, including the heated indoor pool and adventure playground.
Byreside Caravan Site is nestled within farmland in Derwent Valley and about 25 minutes away from the Newcastle International Airport via A694. Enjoy the tranquil environment and encounter all sorts of wildlife animals – from birds and foxes to deer. The caravan and campsite have direct access to the Derwent Walk Country Park where you can enjoy a nice stroll or go cycling. There are 29 hard-standing pitches with electric hook-ups and two soft-standing pitches for camper van hire Newcastle. Their facilities include a heated shower, toilet block, and a small shop.
Finchale Abbey Touring Park is within easy reach of the historic city of Durham and less than an hour drive away from Newcastle Airport following A693 and A1. This award-winning park has a picnic area, offers free Wi-Fi and a patio. Guests can enjoy a fireplace, and other amenities include a kitchen with a fridge and an oven. This campsite is only a 13-minute drive of Durham Castle and Durham Cathedral.
The Great North Museum: Hancock is located at Barras Bridge in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and 7.4 miles away from the Newcastle Airport. The museum features collections from different museums in the city. Some of the main highlights of the museum include the replica of Hadrian's Wall, a life-size replica of the T-Rex dinosaur skeleton and Elephant, Ancient Egyptian mummies, and Ancient Greek antiquities. There are also hands-on exhibits at the Living Planet display. See all sorts of animals and creatures at the live animal tanks and aquaria.
Theatre Royal is situated along 100 Grey Street and an approximately 15-minute drive from the Newcastle Airport. One of the UK's finest theatres, it attracts more than 365,000 people annually. The theatre was established in 1837 and was reconstructed in 1901 after being destroyed by fire. Watch world-class performances at the Theatre Royal ranging from award-winning dance and ballet shows to exciting West End musicals and dramatic operas.
Newcastle Castle is only a short walk away from the heritage-listed 19th century Grey Street and in a well-known position overlooking the city's famous Quayside. Open 7 days a week, the castle was established on the site of the fortress that gave the City of Newcastle its name. Other attractions such as BALTIC: Centre for Contemporary Art, National Centre for Children's Books, the Victoria Tunnel and Seven Stories are a short distance along the Quayside.
You should be at least 25 years old to hire a campervan at Newcastle Airport. Some providers may rent to those drivers aged 21-24 but may be charged with a young driver’s fee.
No. You can drive a campervan with a standard full car licence. An International Driving Permit (IDP) will be asked if your licence is not in English. A category C1 licence is required if you plan to hire a motorhome that is more than 3.5 tonnes. For more information, read here.
Most campervan rental companies have an airport shuttle service from the terminal to the depot. Make sure to call your provider to confirm and arrange pick up.
Return your campervan to the depot where you’ve collected it. From there, you can take the shuttle bus back to the airport.