Washington (England)

Washington is a town Tyne and Wear in England's North East.

Washington F Pit Museum

Get in

By Plane

Newcastle International Airport is located about 14 miles north-west of Washington. Taxi fares to and from the airport normally cost around £15, though prices will rise if travelling especially early or late in the day.

By Train

Washington doesn't have its own train station so people trying to get to the area using a train will have to use Newcastle Central Station. Taxi fares to and from the station cost around £12. Washington is the most populated town in England without a train station.

By Car

Washington is at the joining of the A1 (the main East Coast route from London to Edinburgh) and the A194 (the route westwards to South Shields). The A1 bypasses Washington to the west.

By Bus

The National Express runs major bus services through Washington, primarily using the A1 Washington Motorway Services as a pick-up point. The Galleries which is a local shopping centre has the biggest bus stopping station in Washington.

Get around

Bus at the Galleries Shopping Centre


Penshaw Monument





As Washington is roughly equidistant from the city centres of Newcastle and Sunderland, it has not failed to catch on to the drinking culture that has been established in these cities. Although many people looking for a night out prefer to go out of the town to one of the cities, Washington contains a good number of pubs and clubs including:


As Washington is situated next to a motorway, there are a few quality hotels within that area of the town. These are usually used as a base for people exploring the town/area, or by people travelling up and down the motorway.

Stay Safe

In general, Washington is a relatively safe place, although all the standard precautions should be taken. As with any busy area, petty thieves may operate although even this is uncommon.

Go next

Places to visit around Washington:

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