Newcastle has evolved from a commercial and industrial centre to become a vibrant tourist and business destination which provides a fantastic array of bars, restaurants, night-life and interesting tourist locations, ranging from the many Roman heritage sites along the length of Hadrian's Wall to the modern Sage music venue and the contemporary Baltic Gallery on the Gateshead Quayside.
Newcastle has become renowned as a shopping destination, whether you are arriving by road, air, rail or sea the shops of Eldon Square and the Metro Centre will cater for your needs.
The phrase 'The city that never sleeps' traditionally applies to New York but it can equally apply to modern Newcastle! The city has become an international party city and is frequently mentioned by travel writers as a top visitor destination for leisure and the arts. There are bars and clubs galore from the Bigg Market to the Quayside from The Gate to The Diamond Strip, one thing is certain you can party the night away in Newcastle! I am available to assist in planning your ideal night out in the many bars, clubs and restaurants in the heart of the city, please just ask!
The fantastic Northumberland country and seaside are on the doorstep and include the Cheviot Hills, Bamburgh and Alnwick Castles and the haunting and evocative Lindisfarne (Holy Island). All are well worth a visit and are within an hour and a half drive from the city centre.
Newcastle upon Tyne sits on a historic crossing point of the river Tyne. The Romans first bridged the Tyne and called their settlement Pons Aelius after the family of the Emperor Hadrian. The City became known as Newcastle after William Rufus, son of William the Conqueror fortified the crossing point on the Tyne by building a castle on the steep sided promontory which overlooks the river. The castle keep remains a dominant feature of the city today.