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What to see in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Attractions


With its sparkling, stylish waterfront and a host of historic sites, Newcastle is a mix of fun and culture, spiced with the legendary Geordie folk heritage. Newcastle, the party capital of northeast England, is often underrated as a travel destination and has been dubbed one of England's best-kept secrets. A weekend break in Newcastle is well-suited to the younger crowd, who will get the most out of the party culture of this university city. However, history buffs may also enjoy a trip to Newcastle for its ancient Roman heritage and its proximity to Hadrian's Wall. The city's modern amenities actually lie comfortably close to numerous historic sites and impressive old buildings, including the Castle Keep and New Castle, Wallington Hall, the lovely old buildings of Grey Street, and the Victoria Tunnel, a fully-preserved 19th-century wagon tunnel which became an air raid shelter during the war.

Like most of England, summer is the best time to travel to Newcastle-upon-Tyne, which has the advantage of being one of the United Kingdom's driest cities. Summertime brings warm temperatures, when locals and visitors alike can take advantage of outdoor party venues.


BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

The BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Arts is a unique and fascinating collection of ever-changing exhibits, set in an old…

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Castle Keep and New Castle

Originally known as Monkchester, Newcastle only got its present name when Robert Curthose, son of the infamous William…

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Hadrian's Wall

In order to separate the Roman Empire in Britain from the native 'barbarians,' Emperor Hadrian ordered the building of…

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