Destination: Newcastle

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Northern city full of character, charm and lots to do nearby.

Newcastle

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Introducing Newcastle


Newcastle is the commercial and industrial capital of the North-East. Although the locals have always loved their home city, it's in recent years that people have been flocking in from outside to see what all the fuss is about. The iconic Tyne bridge (a twin of the Sydney Harbour bridge) is one of 7 bridges that link the city of Newcastle to Gateshead south of the river Tyne. Along the Quayside are a plethora of restaurants, bars and clubs to choose from. On Sundays you can spend hours browsing at the market. The compact Victorian city centre has some classic old buildings, while the Ouseburn valley is home to great bars and clubs as well as a new art gallery called the Biscuit factory. Newcastle's Metro is an excellent public transport system which will get you efficiently to all the major sites and attractions in the city including museums, galleries and heritage sites.

Newcastle

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Region: North East England

Time to spend here: 3 hour - 1 day

More Information: www.visitnewcastlegateshead.com

What's nearby? Durham, Northumberland

What transport do you recommend? As a large city there are great transport links in and aroung the area.

Did you know? The first demonstration of the lightbulb was given in Newcastle by its inventor Joseph Swan on 3rd Feb 1879.

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Newcastle Castle

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Newcastle Castle was built by Henry II between 1168-1178, is one of the finest surviving examples of a Norman Keep in Britain, and is where the history of the city was shaped. It also has great views across the river Tyne and the bridges.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

The Tyne Bridge

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The Tyne Bridge is one of Britain's most famous landmarks, and symbolic of Newcastle, whilst the newest bridge on the Tyne is the Gateshead Millenium Bridge, which opens like an eyelid, in a remarkable engineering design.
Time to spend here: 30 minutes   More information

Seven Stories Museum

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The Seven Stories is a the National Centre for Children's Books. Each of the 7 levels has something different, including exhibitions, activities and events.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

The Great North Museum

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The Great North Museum includes a large-scale, interactive model of Hadrian's Wall, ancient Greek artifacts and Egyptian mummies, a planetarium with an out of this world show using brand new LED projectors, plus a life-size T-Rex skeleton.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

The Baltic Centre

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The Baltic Centre just over the river in Gateshead, houses contemporary art exhibitions which are always changing, whilst views from the revamped old mill up and down the river Tyne are stunning.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

The Angel of the North

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The Angel of the North is Britain's largest sculpture. If you're driving along the A1 motorway towards Newcastle, you cannot miss it! Designed by Anthony Gormley, It weighs 200 tons, is 20m high and has an amazing 54m wing span.
Time to spend here: 30 minutes   More information

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