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Meet Newcastle, pride of the English North! The alternative capital of North East England knows how to welcome the hundreds of travellers who search for cheap air tickets to Newcastle – and does so better than any other destination. Featuring an extraordinary mix of culture, style, art and historical heritage, Newcastle has been transformed into a top travel destination, ideal for short city breaks and for long-term trips. The list of choices this English city offers seems endless; you will be surprised by how difficult it is to choose among the world class museums, award-winning restaurants, historical monuments and archaeological sites of Newcastle. The friendly locals though will be more than happy to assist you! Book your accommodation in Newcastle and get ready to be astounded by an avalanche of colours, sounds and experiences that will make your stay in Newcastle a most memorable one!
Newcastle upon Tyne dominates the North East region of England and in no way goes unnoticed, for a number of reasons. Having gone through a long and diverse past, the history of Newcastle begins with the region’s first inhabitants somewhere around 5,000 BC and continues with the Roman arrival, in 43 BC.
It was many years later, when the son of England’s first Norman king, William I, built a castle upon River Tyne, to ensure protection from Scottish attacks. Built on the former Roman fort Pons Aelius, the medieval castle became known as the “New Castle” and, thus, named the city.
The modern city of Newcastle boasts fine examples of historical architecture combined with contemporary museums with top-notch art, while at the same time honouring the city’s long maritime tradition.
Beyond the buildings, the port and the history, one thing is the most important attribute of Newcastle, that acts like a glue, keeping the originality of this city intact; the locals!
As you are soon about to find out, the population of Newcastle forms a really tight, connected and concerned society, extremely proud of their home, with their very own dialect – the closest you get to the authentic Anglo-Saxon language of England.
Book your trip to Newcastle and you’ll be amazed by the quantity and quality of sights, activities and experiences you are about to discover!
The airport of Newcastle (Newcastle International Airport) is located 9 kilometres north of Newcastle and is accessible by metro (Green Line).
Getting around Newcastle
You can get around Newcastle by metro and bus (Nexus network). Fares start from 1.15£ and minimum taxi fare costs 2.45£.
Your day in Newcastle begins at the Castle Garth Keep, one of the finest and most well-preserved Norman castles left in England.
Made entirely of stone and designated as a national monument, the castle was built in 1080 by the first son of England’s first Norman king, William I. The city of Newcastle was named after this “New Castle” that was built on the north side of River Tyne. The castle was built upon the former Roman fort Pons Aelius, the largest part of which still lies under the foundations of its medieval heir.
Heading towards River Tyne, you will come across the Quayside district, extending north of the river and facing the town of Gateshead, opposite the river. Quayside is a very lively neighbourhood, where locals and visitors meet to take a walk across the river, enjoy a drink or a meal in some of the city’s best bars and restaurants and visit some of Newcastle’s most notable landmarks, museums and sights:
- The Tyne Bridge is the first thing you will probably notice. One of the world’s first through-type arch bridges, the Tyne Bridge was inaugurated in 1928 by King George V and linked Newcastle and Gateshead.
- Slightly shorter, the awarded Gateshead Millennium Bridge, constructed in 2001 by Wilkinson&Eyre. Commonly referred to as the “Blinking Eye Bridge”, the bridge features a very innovative mode of function based on tilting, providing passage to both pedestrians and ships.
- If you are keen on art, you will find the 36 Lime Street studio group particularly interesting. The oldest of its kind in North East of England, the 36 Lime Street network features artwork by a diverse mix of artists, from painters and sculptors to visual artists, graphic designers and photographers. The exhibitions are hosted in a historic neoclassical building, designed by Newcastle’s most notable architect, John Dobson.
- Continue to the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Arts, one of Europe’s largest and most important international art centres. It is housed in a renovated mill and you can find exhibition centres, a large amphitheatre and a library with important documents concerning the progress of contemporary art.
Exhibitions are permanent and temporary and the weekly schedule of the centre is always full with activities, performances and festivals, offering visitors a full-on art experience.
When you are ready to leave the artistic heart of Newcastle, you can continue to its historical core that is tightly linked to the city’s maritime heritage. The Discovery Museum is ideal for this purpose; boasting fascinating exhibitions and life-size ship models, the museum does a great job presenting the history of Newcastle, ever since it was established as a primary maritime centre of the North.
Just around the corner, you will come across the University of Newcastle and the Great North Museum, a museum you cannot miss! Extensive exhibitions examine the wonders of nature through collections of natural history, archaeological items from ancient Greece and Egypt and, the ultimate highlight, a magnificent skeleton of a T-Rex!
Newcastle’s official language is English.