Northern city full of character, charm and lots to do nearby.
Newcastle Tours with Great British Trips
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.
Want to visit Newcastle?
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.