Welcome to the captivating city of Newcastle upon Tyne, a place where enchantment beckons with its enticing blend of entertainment, culture, and heritage an iconic city like no other. Famous for its industrial heritage, eponymous brown ale, popular nightlife and distinct regional ‘Geordie’ dialect.Newcastle is perfect for combining city, coast and countryside. Whether you call this city home or are a curious traveler, prepare to embark on an extraordinary journey like no other.
Newcastle is a compact city where everything can be traversed on foot in 15 minutes or less.The Town Moor is larger than Central Park in New York but it has cows grazing there for much of the year!
The people are friendly.Known as Geordies, once you have got accustomed to the accent you will find they love to talk and will help you to find your way around. They have a terrific sense of humour and enjoy having fun hence the amount of nightlife!
The Toon in Newcastle city centre is famous for its vibrant nightlife with a huge range of bars and clubs. The Bigg Market is well-known for its pubs and bars including the Old George Inn – the oldest pub in Newcastle dating back to the 16th century.Newcastle it is also great for seeing live music.
The 50,000-seater St James’ Park stadium in the city centre is the home ground of Newcastle United Football Club. You can’t miss it as the white cantilever roof, the largest in Europe, is visible across the city.
Known as the gateway to the north, Newcastle is perfect for combining city, coast and countryside. Northumberland National Park (perfect dark skies for stargazing) is to the north, The North Pennines are to the west, North York Moors National Park is to the south and the coastline is to the east.
Much of the city centre dates from the 1830s and has beautifully preserved streets and buildings – especially the collection of streets around the Grey Monument. Sir John Betjeman preferred Newcastle’s Grey Street when compared to London’s Regent Street which gives you a good idea how lovely it is.
The redeveloped waterfront has more modern installations alongside the heritage buildings. Down at The Quayside, you can see the seven bridges across the River Tyne within a mile radius of the city. The oldest is the 1849 High Level Bridge and the Swing Bridge, opened in 1876, still swings open four times a week.
The Tyne Bridge is one of the most obvious landmarks in the city along with Newcastle Castle, St. Nicholas’ Cathedral and Grey’s Monument. For the shopaholics there is the The Metrocentre which is Europe’s largest covered shopping and leisure complex and Eldon square for the high end retailers.
Newcastle has a rich history of arts and culture from one of the biggest contemporary arts venues in the world to its ship, maritime, scientific and technological displays.
Amongst all the wonderful areas are quaint places to stay. All giving Newcastle its fantastic reputation as a place to see.