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Baltic Quayside. Newcastle Gateshead Tourism
Baltic Quayside. Newcastle Gateshead Tourism
Couple walking dog at Gibside National Trust
Couple walking dog at Gibside National Trust
Gateshead Millennium Bridge. Newcastle Tourism
Gateshead Millennium Bridge. Newcastle Tourism
The Sage, Gateshead. Newcastle Gateshead
The Sage, Gateshead. Newcastle Gateshead
Tyne Bridge and Tyne River. Matthew Wragg
Tyne Bridge and Tyne River. Matthew Wragg
Dance City Newcastle. Newcastle Gateshead
Dance City Newcastle. Newcastle Gateshead
Saltwell Park Gateshead. Newcastle Tourism
Saltwell Park Gateshead. Newcastle Tourism
Baltic Quayside, Gateshead. Newcastle Tourism
Baltic Quayside, Gateshead. Newcastle Tourism

Newcastle upon Tyne Information

Newcastle upon Tyne is a city in North East England situated on banks of the Tyne River. The city is well known by its shorted name of Newcastle and the home of the Newcastle United Football club. Beer drinkers will also recognize the city for its Newcastle Brown Ale brand of beer.

Newcastle dates back to the Roman era when the Roman Emperor Hadrian built the fort of Pons Aelius in the second century AD. The city experienced rapid growth between the 16th and 19th century and today Newcastle is a beautiful city with a reputation as a popular tourist destination.

There are several notorious landmarks to the city with one of the most notable being the Tyne Bridge constructed in 1928 on the design of the Hell Gate Bridge of New York. The bridge spans the Tyne River linking the town of Gateshead and Newcastle together.

The city has a proud history of theatre with Theatre Royal in Grey Street being the largest and most popular and visited. Other great theatres include the Live Theatre, People’s Theatre, the Jubilee Theatre and the Tyneside Cinema. There are also plenty of great art galleries and museums with the Discovery Museum being great for its diversive collection of scientific, military and maritime history.

Grainger Town is the historic heart of Newcastle and a place not to miss visiting. The classical streets were built by Richard Grainger between 1835-42 and display some of the finest architectural buildings in the city. The Grainger Market is a central arcade divided in two parts with some of the best fresh food and produce being sold in one section and the market stalls on the other being home to the smallest branch of Marks & Spencer store in the UK.

Newcastle is home to some very notable people such as the lead singer of the rock band The Police, Rowan Atkinson well know for Mr Bean and pop singer Cheryl Cole one of the spice girls also known as an X Factor Television host judge.

For more tourist information on Newcastle you may want to see the Newcastle, UK government website Newcastle Gateshead

View of Guildhall and Quayside Newcastle. Photo Newcastle Gateshead Tourism
View of Guildhall and Quayside Newcastle. Photo Newcastle Gateshead Tourism
Newcastle Quayside with bridges. Photo Wilka Hudson from Newcastle UK
Newcastle Quayside with bridges. Photo Wilka Hudson from Newcastle UK