Start your Northern England vacation from Newcastle or Manchester

Discover Northern England, an area of Britain like no other. Where beautiful countryside and sweeping coasts, immersive history and delicious dishes combine in experiences that will stay with you and inspire you to return.

Fly direct from New York to Newcastle or Manchester and start your Northern England vacation today.

Connecting you to Northern England

Exploring Northern England is easy with non-stop flights from New York to either Newcastle in the North East or Manchester in the North West. Both cities are excellent hubs from where to begin your adventure. Read on for some great tips on what to see and do, as well as information on where to book flights.


Fly into Newcastle and experience its vibrant nightlife, inspiring heritage, world-class culture and Northern charm. Located on the northern bank of the River Tyne, Newcastle is connected to its neighbouring town of Gateshead by seven spectacular bridges. Together they share a friendly and fun spirit against a backdrop of some of England's most iconic landmarks and exciting cultural experiences. From the stunning Angel of the North and captivating quayside, with music venue the Sage Gateshead and the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Arts; to award-winning dining and a plethora of lively bars, pubs and clubs, there is something for everyone.

Newcastle. Copyright VisitEngland

A short drive north from Newcastle will take you to the wild and wonderful Northumberland coast, where you can appreciate views of castles, islands and spectacular coastline. From the saintly shrines of Lindisfarne Castle on the beautiful Holy Island, to the impressive medieval Bamburgh Castle looming above the sand dunes, you will be in awe.

From Bamburgh Castle, head south to the magnificent Hadrian’s Wall, an ancient Roman structure stretching from one side of England to the other. It’s also recently been revealed as a source of inspiration for the Wall in TV series, Game of Thrones.

Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland, ©VisitBritain / Britain on View


Fly into Manchester and see a city that has undergone transformation from industrial heartland to modern cultural hub. Enjoy cultural attractions, including Whitworth Art Gallery’s historic and contemporary artworks; newly opened HOME, showcasing international contemporary art, theatre and film; and performing and visual arts venue, the Lowry. Explore this city of canals on its waterways and see buildings new and old. Visit the Quays and experience a vibrant waterfront, home to spectacular attractions, iconic buildings and a great selection of restaurants and bars. And no visit to Manchester is complete without visiting one of the world’s most famous soccer clubs, Manchester United.

Manchester Quay at Dusk. Copyright VisitEngland

From Manchester, make your way to the UK’s first national park, the Peak District. As well as a place of breath-taking scenery, the Peak District features many stately homes, including the impressive Chatsworth House as seen in Pride and Prejudice.

Chatsworth House, Peak District, © Chatsworth House

Get your foodie fix. Northern England boasts a living larder of scrumptious local specialities—from Michelin-starred restaurants to warming pub food, you won’t go hungry. For all you sweet tooths, be sure to visit Betty's Cafe and Tea Rooms in Harrogate for a real afternoon tea treat!

Reservations-only Lady Betty Afternoon Tea, Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms, Harrogate, © Bettys Café and Tea Rooms

Fly to Newcastle

Fly direct from New York to Newcastle with United Airlines.

United Airlines

Fly to Manchester

Fly direct from New York to Manchester with Thomas Cook, United Airlines and Delta Airlines/Virgin Atlantic.

Thomas Cook/Condor Airlines 

United Airlines

Delta Airlines/Virgin Atlantic codeshare

Seasonality and availability may vary from airline to airline. Please check each individual carrier’s websites for more information and terms and conditions that may apply to booking.


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