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Newcastle England It’s a large industrial city located in the lower reaches of the Tyne River. The son of William the Conqueror, Robert II Duke of Normandy, was the founder of the city. First mentions of Newcastle date back to 1080. Initially a new castle was built on the territory of the modern city. The castle was built mainly for the storage of salt and coal mined in the area, but it also gave the name to this city. Besides the fact that the region was rich in metal, salt and coal deposits, it also amazed visitors by the splendor of nature - here are many beautiful lakes and specious meadows.
Newcastle is popular among tourists. This is very cheerful and noisy city. The rest in this city will be definitely loved by those, who love energetic parties - there are plenty of discos, bars and nightclubs in Newcastle. Quite often musical performances are held directly on squares. Naturally, the majority of visitors are young people. The Bigg Market is the best destination for nightlife lovers. The choice is really huge - from modern disco clubs full of modern equipment to small and cozy bars. One of the most popular venues of New Castle is Club Tuxedo Royal, which is opened on the board of the ship.
In addition to noisy parties, the city offers an excellent selection of theater plays. Such well-known troupes like the Royal Shakespeare troupe and the National Opera Troupe often perform in the theaters of Newcastle. Besides this, the city occupies the leading position in Europe by the number of shopping malls and stores. One of the newest and most popular ones is the Eldon Square center. Don’t forget to visit Mertocenter shopping center located near the city as this is one of the most visited centers here. Great restaurants, shops and parties – in Newcastle you will find anything a tourist may need. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Fans of historical attractions have the opportunity to visit Hadrian's Wall. This is the name of partially preserved defensive structures erected in the days of the Roman Empire. The scale of this structure is really impressive: originally its length was about 120 km. The wall is named after Emperor Hadrian, and its extensive pieces have survived until the 18th century. Many parts of the defensive fortification were destroyed during the construction of roads in the 18th-19th centuries. Small fragments that have been preserved got the status of important historical sites.
Newcastle interior An important local religious monument is the Cathedral Church of St Nicholas. The very first wooden church on its site was built in the 11th century, and in 1216 it was completely destroyed by fire. The new stone cathedral was erected here only by the middle of the 14th century. Like many years ago, today its important feature is a high openwork tower. Built in 1448, it has been served as a lighthouse for many years. Within the walls of the cathedral, you'll find many unique valuables, including ancient sculptures and decoration elements dating back several hundred years.
In the heart of Newcastle is the beautiful Cathedral Church of St. Mary, which is also of great interest from an architectural point of view. This is the highest church in the city. Its spire rises to a height of 70 meters. The church built in the middle of the 19th century is a vivid Neo-Gothic-style monument. During the Second World War, the church building was badly damaged, almost all of its unique stained-glass windows were destroyed. After the war, the original interior of the church was fully restored.
Newcastle night The city is particularly interesting with its bridges, the most famous of which is the Gateshead Millennium Bridge. The bridge connects Gateshead and Newcastle. The design of this spectacular modern bridge is unique. It consists of two main arches, which can be rotated about their axis by 40 degrees. Such a design allows large vessels to easily pass under the bridge. A lot of tourists regularly come to observe the work of this tilt bridge. The amazing bridge got the unofficial name of "Blinking Eye Bridge" for the unusual design of its arches.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Newcastle and surroundings

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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Newcastle
♥   Shopping area ' Northumberland Street' Newcastle upon Tyne, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area 'Grainger Town' Newcastle upon Tyne, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Newcastle
♥   Castle 'NewCastle' , 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'NewCastle Castle' , 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Redhouse Castle' , 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Bothal Castle' , 2.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Cresswell Castle' , 3.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Newcastle
♥   Regional Park 'Stones Country' , 67.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Newcastle from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Alnwick Castle

From the series “Amazing Ancient Fortresses Preserved to This Day”
Over the past few years, Alnwick has attracted more tourists than it did 10 years ago. One reason for this is his brilliant 'film career'. The unique castle served as a prototype of the fictitious Hogwarts Castle where the young spell was learning Harry Potter. Today, fans of the film come to the castle to stroll along the green meadows or to organize the picnic in the shade of hundred-year-old trees. In the summer many interesting attractions are offered in the garden near the castle. … Read further

Alnwick Garden Treehouse

From the series “Ubelievable Residential Houses Residing on Trees”
The founders of the beautiful modern park are the Duke and the Duchess of Northumberland. They ordered the construction of a huge house on trees. Currently, one of its main attractions is a restaurant, which can accommodate up to 120 guests at a time. It is often used for celebrations and banquets. Also visitors of the unusual sight will have an opportunity to relax in a cosy bar and stroll around the surrounding bridges, from which it is very convenient to admire the panorama of the surroundings. … Read further
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