Travel around Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Newcastle upon Tyne, usually referred to as Newcastle, is the most important city in the north-east of England. This port city is located on the banks of the River Tyne and has become renowned as a regional and national hub for culture, commerce and nightlife.
Every year tens of thousands of people visit Newcastle to sample the warm welcome of the local ‘Geordies’, as well as the chance to explore the region surrounding the city, which includes the rugged landscapes of Northumberland and the historic Roman ruin of Hadrian’s Wall.
There are strong road and rail links connecting Newcastle to the rest of the UK, and Arriva bus services cover the whole of the city, as well as journeys further afield to Berwick Upon Tweed, Alnwick and Blyth.
Newcastle has been hailed as offering the best nightlife in the UK on multiple occasions, reflecting a thriving scene of bars, clubs, pubs and venues, which are frequented by a mix of tourists, locals and students attending Newcastle University and Northumbria University.
The area around the Bigg Market and the Quayside are packed with the liveliest bars and nightclubs, while Collingwood Street has been nicknamed the ‘Diamond Strip’ due to the concentration of high-end, upmarket bars.
If you’re looking for something a little quieter, then head for museums, such as the Centre for Life and the Discovery Museum, which chronicles the history of Newcastle and, in particular, its shipbuilding and scientific heritage.
Sports fans are spoilt for choice in Newcastle, from the football at St James’ Park and the Newcastle Falcons rugby league team, to the Newcastle Eagles basketball team and greyhound and horse racing.