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6 Reasons to Choose Castle Leazes

Facing a dilemma choosing your accommodation? Here’s what recent grad Emma thought about living in Castle Leazes.

Choosing accommodation can be a bit of a tricky decision, but thankfully Newcastle has a whole host of options. I lived in Castle Leazes in my first year back in 2013 *sad face* and had a fab time!

Close Location

Exterior photo of Newcastle University's Castle Leazes accommodation
Leazes was so close to uni, and this was one of the reasons it appealed to me. I could be at a lecture in 10 minutes! This also meant I was really close to the city centre making it really easy to walk anywhere!

Leazes Park

Students enjoying a BBQ in Leazes Park on a sunny day
Leazes is located right next to Leazes Park. In the summer this was a great place to hang out and because it is really close to St James’ Park, and when Kings of Leon were playing, we could hear it over our BBQ.

Bar

Castle Leazes student bar
Leazes has its own bar and pool table! This made it really easy to socialise and chill out without having to take your slippers off. They also showed all major sporting events, which wasn’t super exciting for me, but was for a lot of my friends!

Sociable

3 female students
With over 1,100 students, Leazes is obviously going to be a great hub of social activity. Fresher’s week was great at Leazes because there was so many of us!

My floor had 13 girls and this makes it so easy to chat to everyone, and I made some great friends, who I hope to stay in touch with for a very long time!

Cows

Cows in a field
One of the most unique aspects of Leazes are the cows. The field leading to Leazes has cows grazing for a couple of months of the year. There is a legend that a cow once walked into the lift at Leazes.

Food

4 Students eating a meal at a table
I didn’t initially apply for catered accommodation but thank god I was given it! My cooking capabilities were poor prior to coming to uni despite my mam’s best attempts to teach me how to make a carbonara.

Food in Leazes was great and there was nothing better than a fried breakfast after a night on the Toon!

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