Newcastle Upon Tyne
So much more than Geordie Shore!
Reported as being the most populous city in the north east region, Newcastle lies at the urban core of Tyneside. Abundant in culture, Newcastle was developed in the location of a Roman settlement, and as such bears claim to its fair share of heritage and history.
To date, Newcastle has been a major contributor to the economy. In its grasp, Newcastle boasts corporate headquarters, learning, digital technology, retail, tourism and cultural centres – from which, the city contributes £13 billion to the UK.
Local landmarks can be found all over the city:
Newcastle Brown Ale, The Angel Of The North, St James’s Park, dare I say it – The Bigg Market and quirky Quayside (outdoor jackets not permitted), the Metro Radio Arena, shopping, shopping, shopping down Northumberland Street; the majestic Central Station and Grey Street’s beautifully crafted collection of listed buildings – to name but a few.
Geographically speaking, seldom will you find a greater assortment of locations in such close proximity. Newcastle allows you to stand in the middle of the city centre one minute and then fight your way through the forestation of the rural countryside the next. And for those who don’t have green fingers, you can visit the coastal towns of Whitley Bay, South Shields, or the quaint tidily Tynemouth after only a short commute.
Thus, past and present, urban, rural and coastal, mild or magnificent – Newcastle delivers the goods.