The 0191 area code is a telephone dialling code that covers the cities of Newcastle, Sunderland, and Durham in North East England. It is one of the many area codes that exist within the United Kingdom and is used to identify the specific geographic region associated with a particular telephone number.
The 1980s saw the initial introduction of the 0191 area code. Before this, each locality in the area had a distinct area code.
0191 also covers Blaydon, Chester-le-Street, Gateshead, Hebburn, Hetton-le-Hole, Houghton-le-Spring, Jarrow, Longbenton, Peterlee, Ryton, Seaham, South Shields, Tynemouth, Wallsend, Washington, Whickham, Whitley Bay, and Wideopen.
If you have received a call from a number with the 0191 area code, it is likely that the call came from a business or home landline based in or around Newcastle, Sunderland, or Durham. Nonetheless, companies can also buy 0191 numbers even if they don’t have a physical presence in the area.
Sometimes telemarketers buy these virtual numbers to make it seem like they are calling from a local number when they are actually calling from somewhere else in the UK or even from abroad.
Dialling Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham, and Sunderland Phone Numbers from Overseas
To call a number in Sunderland, Durham, or Newcastle upon Tyne from abroad:
- Dial the international access code for the country you are calling from (typically 00, 011, or +)
- Dial the United Kingdom’s country code (44)
- Dial the area code for Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham, Sunderland without the first zero (191)
- Dial the phone number of the person or business.
- Full example telephone number to dial: 00 44 191 333 3333
Dialling Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham, and Sunderland Phone Numbers from the UK
To dial a telephone number in Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham, or Sunderland from within the UK, use the area code 0191 plus the number. For example, dial 0191 333 3333.
If calling a local phone number in Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham, or Sunderland from a landline that also has the area code 0191, the 0191 area code is not needed.
Time in Newcastle, Durham, and Sunderland
If you are outside the UK and planning to make a call to a number in Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham, or Sunderland, it is important to be aware of the current time in the UK.
It is always a good idea to check the time in the location you are calling before making the call, in order to avoid calling outside of business hours or at inconvenient times.
The time now in Newcastle, Durham, and Sunderland is . The date is .
Newcastle, Durham and Sunderland Map
Newcastle, Durham, and Sunderland can be found on the map below.
North East England’s Area Codes
We also provide information on the following area codes in North East England: