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Newcastle is a lively and diverse city, known for its nightlife, art, music and sports.

Newcastle is a lively and diverse city, known for its nightlife, art, music and sports. Compact, attractive and friendly, it is one of England's core cities and is a centre of culture, architecture and business.

Newcastle is a starting point for tours of the Northumberland coast and Hadrian's Wall. The town is also home to the Geordie culture, with a rich heritage of folk music and dance and its own dialect.

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The city has now re-invented itself as a cultural centre and Science City, and is possibly one of the trendiest places in the UK. It also houses some of the most gorgeous Georgian architecture to be found in Europe,with one magazine naming Grey Street as being possibly 'the most beautiful street in the world'.


Newcastle's Oceanic climate is temperate, and although typical of the United Kingdom, it can be highly changeable. Due to the Gulf Stream, temperatures are usually warmer than in the rest of the UK and as Newcastle is in the rain shadow of the North Pennines, it is also one of the UK's driest cities.

Summers (June to August) are usually sunny and warm, with average lows of 50°F (10°C) and highs of 68°F (20°C), while winters (December to February) are cold, with occasional snow and average temperatures between 36°F (2°C) and 44°F (7°C).


Newcastle offers a range of public transport services, including buses, the Stockton Ferry and trains. The NSW Government has primary responsibility for public transport planning and service provision.

By Bus: Newcastle Coach Station is located at the southern end of St James' Boulevard, near the Centre for Life and is just a short walk from the centre of town. National Express is the main intercity operator, offering regular services to several UK towns and cities. 

On Foot: Newcastle city centre is relatively compact and is therefore easy to navigate on foot. Many areas are pedestrianised. Being on the banks of the River Tyne, some areas slope quite steeply. Buses and taxis are fairly cheap and plentiful should this pose a problem.

By Boat: North Shields, 7 miles east of the city centre, has daily ferry to Amsterdam in Holland. Special buses run from the Central Station to the ferry terminal and are charged at £3,50 (one way). Way cheaper are public buses (leaving from the shopping mall next door) or the metro (15 min walk to Meadow Well).

Taxis are available from outside the Ferry Terminal operated by BlueLine Taxis ( and EastCoast Taxis [20]. A taxi from the Terminal direct into Newcastle city centre is £11.50 for up to 4 passengers.

By Bicycle: Newcastle is a reasonably cycle-friendly city. There are a number of places to lock a bike up in the city centre and cycle lanes exist (though these are often shared with buses or taxis). A few Metro stations also provide secure storage for bicycles, but note that only fold-away bicycles are permitted on Metro trains. 



Newcastle is home to St. James Park, home of Newcastle Football Club. You can visit it and get into the trophy room. Will make you a discount if you have a student card.


  • Hancock Museum: The best Museum of Natural History in northern England reveals the secrets of the natural world through sensational galleries.
  • Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art: Baltic, the new international major center of contemporary art, opened on Saturday, July 13, 2002. Located on the south bank of the River Tyne in Gateshead.
  • There are plenty of museums in Newcastle.


Nobody can deny that Newcastle has a selection of food that is one of the UK's largest. It is an international and traditional city.

  • Asha Raval top restaurant with nice atmosphere, soft lighting and an excellent blend of Hindu and European cuisine.
  • King Neptune Great food does not cost much. There are two rooms, one traditional and one contemporary. He has received awards from the Egon Ronay Guide.
  • Blake's is situated on Grey Street in Newcastle, is famous for its coffee and atmosphere
  • Gershwins One of the only places in Newcastle where you can eat with live music. The international menu has everything from duck to shark.

To drink

Newcastle is full of pubs and bars but there are some that have a great and very different environment.

  • The Quayside is the place for walking: design bars and clubs, the famous Tuxedo Royale floating night club and traditional pubs including The Crown Posada, the Bridge and the Tyne.
  • The Haymarket and Osborne Road, Jesmond, close to the Universities of Newcastle and Northumbria have lively pubs that are popular among the student population.


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