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Situated in the North East county of Tyne and Wear, Newcastle has well and truly swapped its industrial image for that of the party capital of the North East. Offering a lively evening’s entertainment of shows, pubs and clubs, it comes as no surprise that the number one stag party destination is Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.
Named Newcastle-Upon-Tyne because of its situation on the broad River Tyne which passes through a gorge, the city has a number of impressive bridges that today are proving to be popular tourist attractions. Bridges to look out for while here should include the Tyne Bridge, the High Level Bridge and, of course the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.
Thanks to large-scale development and rejuvenation, pollution riddled shipyards along the river have been replaced by the much prettier sight of luxury office blocks in the now attractive quayside district.
Loaded with places of culture and things to do when you are not celebrating the forthcoming betrothal of your brother or best mate, it seems impossible to get bored in Newcastle.
For natural history and Egyptology buffs, head over to the city’s Hancock Museum and when in the mood for more museums, there is the International Centre for Life as well as the Discovery Museum.
Newcastle isn’t just about nightclubs and pubs for it has a generous supply of cultural attractions offering theatre, classical music and opera. Newcastle has the Theatre Royal, the Victorian Opera House and the Newcastle Playhouse and Gulbenkian Studio Theatre to name but a few.
The water-fronted Quayside district is a popular haunt with visitors new to the city. The landscape is dramatic and it is the best place to come for a mid-morning expresso! The oldest of Newcastle’s central districts, the area has received much planning and renovation following years of getting more and more run down. Where once existed warehouses and sixteenth century houses, there are now trendy pubs and apartments. While here, you might notice the world’s first tilting bridge, the Gateshead Millennium Bridge. Across from the Newcastle Quays you will find the Gateshead Quays, a desirable area where resides the $46 million Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. Art lovers who come to Newcastle are in their element with the high level of art attraction in the area!
Newcastle’s Chinatown is found in Stowell Street. Everything here is fashioned in the style of the orient and is a stunning place to spend an evening. The best place to visit for alternative medicine and advice on Feng Shui, Chinatown provides the most elaborate Chinese menus in the city.
Haymarket is where to head for a lively atmosphere, bookshops and second hand shops. Situated in the student quarter of the city, Haymarket is adjacent to the main campuses of Newcastle’s universities.
Shopaholics are sure to enjoy the Metrocentre at Gateshead. Full to bursting with shops and bargains it is said to be the largest of its kind in Europe. The best thing about the Metrocentre is its indoor theme park, Metroland, to keep the children quiet while you commence your assault on the shopping precinct!
The city of Newcastle is situated in a largely unkempt setting where the climate can be inhospitable and much of the landscape is completely natural and unkempt. Outdoor types will love the challenge of walking all or part of the course of Hadrian’s Wall. Built by the romans back in AD122, the wall stretches for 73 miles from one coast to the other and is approximately 7 metres high at some points. The eastern edge of the wall is where Lindisfarne Castle is located on Holy Island and can only be reached by its causeway when the tide is low.
The Causey Arch, situated amid the stunning countryside of County Durham is said to be the oldest single arch railway bridge in the world. Dating back to the early eighteenth century it was considered at its time of construction an incredible feat of engineering!
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Situated in the middle of the North East, Newcastle Woolsington International Airport
is found between the tiny villages of Woolsington and Dinnington.
The airport is one of the most accessible with a network of routes and public transport services available. The A696 connects the airport with the A1 trunk road.
If travelling by car from the north, you need to get onto the A1 dual carriageway followed by the A696 taking you directly to the airport.
If travelling down from Edinburgh, the A68 efficiently leads you in to the airport via the A696 while the A74 delivers passengers from Glasgow and Carlisle to the airport.
Passengers travelling up from the south should take the A1 bypassing the city centre coming off at the A696 taking you on to the airport. Travelling in from the west will involve the A69 taking you over to the A1 coming off at the A696 airport road.
When your preferred transport mode is by rail, you will enjoy the fact that you can get to the airport from Newcastle Central Station by the Metro
. The journey takes around 23 minutes.
A regular bus service runs from the airport to Newcastle as well as South East Northumberland. Catch the half hourly 76 or 77 bus if you need to go directly to the city centre from the airport. The Metrocentre can be reached by the airport’s 102 bus service.