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The Walkfo guide to things to do & explore in Newcastle-under-Lyme

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Newcastle-under-Lyme (UK: /ˈnjuːkɑːsəl/ NEW-kah-saysl) is a large market town and the administrative centre of the Borough of Newcastle in Staffordshire. Its 2011 census population was 75,082, covered by the borough had a population of 128,264 in 2016. When you visit Newcastle-under-Lyme, Walkfo brings Newcastle-under-Lyme places to life as you travel by foot, bike, bus or car with a mobile phone & headphones.


Newcastle-under-Lyme Places Overview: History, Culture & Facts about Newcastle-under-Lyme

Visit Newcastle-under-Lyme – Walkfo’s stats for the places to visit

With 89 audio plaques & Newcastle-under-Lyme places for you to explore in the Newcastle-under-Lyme area, Walkfo is the world’s largest heritage & history digital plaque provider. The AI continually learns & refines facts about the best Newcastle-under-Lyme places to visit from travel & tourism authorities (like Wikipedia), converting history into an interactive audio experience.

Newcastle-under-Lyme history


The “Newcastle” name derives from a new castle in the 12th century. “Lyme” could refer to the Lyme Brook or the extensive Forest of Lyme covered with lime trees and elm trees in the Middle Ages.

12th–19th centuries

Newcastle is not mentioned in the 1086 Domesday Book, as it grew up round a 12th-century castle. Henry II gave the town a charter in 1173 and it became a free borough in 1235. Newcastle did not feature much in the English Civil War, except as a victim of Royalist plundering.

20th century

Stoke-on-Trent was formed by the 1910 amalgamation of the “six towns” (Stoke, Hanley, Fenton, Longton, Burslem and Tunstall) Despite its close proximity, it was not directly involved in the pottery industry and strongly opposed attempts to join the merger in 1930.


Newcastle’s early economy was based around hatting trade, silk and cotton mills. Later coal mining, brick manufacture, iron casting and engineering rose to prominence. The town was classed as a BID (Business Improvement District) in 2015.


Newcastle-under-Lyme Politicians photo

Fanny Deakin was a campaigner for better nourishment for babies and young children. Janet Bloomfield (née Hood) is a peace and disarmament campaigner. Vera Brittain writer, feminist (and mother of Liberal Democrat Shirley Williams) was born in the town. Josiah Wedgwood IV was a Liberal, Independent and Labour Party MP. John Golding was elected a Labour MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme in 1969.


Newcastle-under-Lyme railway station opened in September 1852. It was on a branch from Stoke-on-Trent via Newcastle, Silverdale and Keele, to Market Drayton in Shropshire. The town was once served by the North Staffordshire Railway. Today the town relies on buses for public transport.

Newcastle-under-Lyme culture & places

Newcastle-under-Lyme Culture photo

The Borough Museum and Art Gallery depicts the civic history of the Borough and an authentic, life-size Victorian street scene. The New Vic Theatre was Europe’s first purpose-built theatre in the round.

Newcastle-under-Lyme geography / climate

Newcastle is just west of Stoke-on-Trent, its suburbs running together. Situated in a valley alongside the Lyme Brook, the town is less than 4 miles (6 km) from the city centre. It is 17 miles (27 km) north of the county town of Stafford.

Why visit Newcastle-under-Lyme with Walkfo Travel Guide App?

Visit Newcastle-under-Lyme PlacesYou can visit Newcastle-under-Lyme places with Walkfo Newcastle-under-Lyme to hear history at Newcastle-under-Lyme’s places whilst walking around using the free digital tour app. Walkfo Newcastle-under-Lyme has 89 places to visit in our interactive Newcastle-under-Lyme map, with amazing history, culture & travel facts you can explore the same way you would at a museum or art gallery with information audio headset. With Walkfo, you can travel by foot, bike or bus throughout Newcastle-under-Lyme, being in the moment, without digital distraction or limits to a specific walking route. Our historic audio walks, National Trust interactive audio experiences, digital tour guides for English Heritage locations are available at Newcastle-under-Lyme places, with a AI tour guide to help you get the best from a visit to Newcastle-under-Lyme & the surrounding areas.

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Best Newcastle-under-Lyme places to visit

Newcastle-under-Lyme has places to explore by foot, bike or bus. Below are a selection of the varied Newcastle-under-Lyme’s destinations you can visit with additional content available at the Walkfo Newcastle-under-Lyme’s information audio spots:

Newcastle-under-Lyme photo The Villas
The Villas, Stoke-on-Trent, is an estate of 24 Victorian houses. It was designed by local architect Charles Lynam, who became a prominent architect in Staffordshire. Most dating from 1851–55, most dating from the 1851-55, were designed by Lynam. It now merges with the late 19th- and early 20th-century suburban sprawl.
Newcastle-under-Lyme photo The Old Barracks, Newcastle-under-Lyme
The Old Barracks is a former military installation in Barrack Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, England. It is a Grade II listed building.
Newcastle-under-Lyme photo Newcastle-under-Lyme Guildhall
The Guildhall is a Grade II listed building in Newcastle-under-Lyme. It is a municipal building in the city’s High Street.
Newcastle-under-Lyme photo Staffordshire University
Staffordshire University is a public research university in Staffordshire, England. It has one main campus based in Stoke-on-Trent and three other campuses; in Stafford, Lichfield and Shrewsbury.
Newcastle-under-Lyme photo County Ground, Stoke-on-Trent
The County Ground was a cricket ground in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. The ground was located along Station Road, near the railway station.
Newcastle-under-Lyme photo City Sentral
City Sentral was a planned major retail and leisure development in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. The centre was to include a M&S department store, a Cineworld cinema complex, an 80-room hotel and a new bus station. The branding of the proposed shopping centre divided residents in the city with many suggesting the deliberate misspelling of the word ‘central’ was unnecessary and open to ridicule.
Newcastle-under-Lyme photo Shelton Bar
Shelton Bar (Shelton Iron, Steel & Coal Company) was a 400-acre (1.6 km) major steelworks in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. In its heyday it employed 10,000 in the steelworks, had five coal mines, a complete railway system and a by-products processing factory.
Newcastle-under-Lyme photo Middleport Pottery
Middleport Pottery was built in 1888 by Burgess & Leigh Ltd (founders William Leigh and Frederick Rathbone Burgess) It is located at Middleport, Stoke-on-Trent, England.
Newcastle-under-Lyme photo Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent
The Regent Theatre is a theatre in Stoke-on-Trent, England. Constructed in 1929 as a cinema, it is one of several theatres in the city centre. The theatre is also the northern base for the Glyndebourne Touring Opera.
Newcastle-under-Lyme photo Water World, Stoke-on-Trent
Waterworld is a water park located in Festival Park, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. The park attracts 400,000 visitors per year. It first opened in 1989 and is generally open year-round.

Visit Newcastle-under-Lyme plaques

Newcastle-under-Lyme Plaques 7
Newcastle-under-Lyme has 7 physical plaques in tourist plaque schemes for you to explore via Walkfo Newcastle-under-Lyme plaques audio map when visiting. Plaques like National Heritage’s “Blue Plaques” provide visual geo-markers to highlight points-of-interest at the places where they happened – and Walkfo’s AI has researched additional, deeper content when you visit Newcastle-under-Lyme using the app. Experience the history of a location when Walkfo local tourist guide app triggers audio close to each Newcastle-under-Lyme plaque. Explore Plaques & History has a complete list of Hartlepool’s plaques & Hartlepool history plaque map.