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Gosforth, a great place to live

About Gosforth

Gosforth can be found in one of Newcastle’s northern districts. With its quirky character and green spaces, it’s a very popular residential area. Gosforth has become a firm favourite among families, young professionals as well as students.

When it comes to transport links, Gosforth ticks all the right boxes. Spanning the Great North Road, it’s around two miles to the city centre, ideal for commuting into town and Tyne & Wear. Gosforth Metro Station offers easy access while there are frequent bus services and excellent road links. If you’re after global travel, Newcastle International Airport is just over 5 miles away.

  1. Great location for schools
  2. Rail, road, air and sea connections
  3. Easy to reach green spaces
  4. Lively High Street

Things to do

There are plenty of things to do in Gosforth. For lovers of the great outdoors, there’s Gosforth Central Park. Popular with families it has tennis courts, a basketball court, a bowling green and playgrounds for the kids. Many residents walk their dogs along the park’s small, woodland trail.

Next to Newcastle Race Course, you will find Gosforth Park Nature Reserve. The reserve has a lake and a private patch of land which is accessible for members and to the general public on open days. There’s lots of wildlife to see here too, from badgers to red squirrels, roe deer and otters.

For those who like a flutter, Newcastle Race Course has been hosting horse racing since 1881. It’s a Grade I National Hunt Track which hosts approximately 62 racing fixtures each year.

Did you know that the UK’s oldest and largest Gin Festival takes place in Gosforth every summer? Held at Newcastle Race Course, the event showcases new gins and new gin brands, sounds like a great day out!


With Gosforth’s mix of urban and part rural theme, there’s a good choice of properties to buy or rent. The more popular areas in Central and South Gosforth offer Victorian and Edwardian homes, many with original features. Further out you’ll find post-war housing set around the parks. Experienced local letting agents can make arrangements for you to view a variety of different properties such as:

  • Detached houses
  • Semi-detached houses
  • Terraced dwellings
  • Flats
  • Apartments
  • Period homes

Properties here, whether to buy or to rent, are highly sought after. It’s easy to see why Gosforth’s reputation as the place to live in Newcastle keeps growing.