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Urban glamour oozes from the streets of Newcastle, a city vibrant with art, music and culture. Sitting proudly on the banks of the river Tyne with its famous bridge, Newcastle is a blend of old and new. Roman ruins like Castle Keep and the Roman Fort of Segedunum stand side by side with the modern Millennium Bridge, Central Arcade and iconic Angel of the North sculpture, heralding your arrival to this northern metropolis.

There are plenty of hotels in Newcastle ranging from basic backpackers and five star hotels, in the city centre and out of town in Jesmond’s leafier suburbs. The Albatross Backpackers is a popular budget choice for travellers with a great party atmosphere in the city centre and close to Central Station. The Britannia Hotel and rather grand Royal Station Hotel, (also one of the oldest hotels in the city) offer rooms at reasonable rates but if you want to splash out, the Jesmond Dene House Boutique Hotel is a beautiful choice just a few miles from the city, easily reached by local bus, metro or car.

Opportunities for shopping in Newcastle are everywhere, from the Gateshead Centre to Nothumberland Street, Grainger Market and Eldon Keys. If you prefer artistic pursuits, the University Gallery, Great North Museum, Opus Art and world famous BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art all offer up a helping of fine and modern art collections. The biscuit Factory is a quirky venue containing everything from artist studios to sculpture, ceramics and photography. There are theatres and cinemas all over the city as well as historical sites including the remains of Hadrian’s Wall.

As the day fades, Newcastle’s nightlife awakens. Live music venues throb with the sounds of indie, rock and folk; the Quayside comes vibrantly to life and the bars in Bigg Market resonate to Geordie tones. There is no shortage of clubs, pubs and restaurants because Newcastle is one city that seems to have been created almost purely for pleasure.

Did you know..?

Look out for the unusual Vampire Rabbit gargoyle above the door of an office block next to St Nicholas’s Church. With red eyes, fangs and claws it is said to be there to protect the inhabitants of the building.

The first public demonstration of the light bulb took place in a lecture theatre in Newcastle in 1879.

Venture into the bowels of the city with a visit to the famous Victoria Tunnels that run for over 2 miles beneath Newcastle’s streets. Built originally as a wagon way, then used as an air raid shelter in the war, the tunnel has been restored with Heritage Lottery funding.

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