University of Newcastle upon Tyne

About Newcastle upon Tyne, Guide a nd Top Tourist Attractions
(Newcastle upon Tyne, England)

Newcastle upon Tyne is called Toon town by its locals and is backed by over 1,000 years of history. It is situated north of the Tyne river and offers wonderful beaches, restaurants, galleries and shopping centres for tourists and locals. Its city centre is easily toured on foot and its tourist destinations are within an arm's reach of each other.

What to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Theatre lovers can visit the city's opera houses and theatres such as the Newcastle Playhouse and Gulbenkian Studio Theatre, Caedmon Hall, and the Newcastle Opera House. The Laing Art Gallery as well as the Newcastle Hancock Museum usually exhibit major works on a weekly basis. Architecture enthusiasts can marvel at its ancient castles such as the Bamburgh Castle and Lindisfarne Castle. For those into clubbing, the city offers various bars and nightclubs, as well as a few gay and lesbian bars. The city is easily explored on foot, although travellers can take advantage of the city's excellent public transport system to tour the city more easily.

Tourist Attractions

Some of the city's famous tourist attractions include the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, the Customs House and St. Mary's Cathedral. The famed Hadrian's Wall which covers parts of the England-Scotland border and date back to the Roman occupation are within easy reach of the city. Families can also visit the Sea Life Aquarium and Newcastle United for a bit of wholesome family fun. Adult visitors can also check out some of the city's serious hotspots like Pink Triangle and other clubs and bars.

Graingertown is the classical Victorian section of Newcastle city, which today is a lively cosmopolitan place, with top fashion stores, cafes and bars. Newcastle's Chinatown is popular for its busy oriental street markets and bustling food stalls. The Quayside on Grey Street offers a great selection of places to eat and is the place to go out on the 'Toon' for the more trendy party-types.

Newcastle upon Tyne University

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