The Cathedral is situated in the heart of Newcastle’s Grainger Town, opposite Newcastle Central Station. There is a garden facing the station dedicated to Basil Hume, former Archbishop of Westminster. Basil Hume was born in Newcastle. The Cathedral is normally open and it has some stunning stained glass. There is a cafe.
St Mary’s Architect was Augustus Pugin, sometimes known as God’s Architect, he was responsible for the interior redesign of the Palace of Westminster after a fire in 1832.