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Newcastle upon Tyne


Newcastle upon Tyne is a city on the North bank of the River Tyne in Northwest England. As of 2006, Newcastle had an estimated population of 259,536. The city lies within a larger urban area known as Tyneside, and people from this area are known throughout the United Kingdom as "Geordies".


Key Facts about Newcastle upon Tyne


Here are some facts about Newcastle upon Tyne:
  1. Newcastle upon Tyne, often referred to as simply Newcastle, is a city in North East England located on the North bank of the river Tyne, about 9 miles (14 kilometers) from the North Sea coast.

  2. The city gets its name from a castle built in 1080 by Robert II, Duke of Normandy, who was William the Conqueror's eldest son.

  3. People from Newcastle and the surrounding areas, are nicknamed Geordies.

  4. Historically, Newcastle's economy was based upon the wool trade, and later coal and shipbuilding. Today, however business management, education, high technology, retail, culture, and tourism are the main economic drivers.

  5. Road transport links to the Newcastle area include the A1, the A19, the A69, the A696, the A68, the A167, and the A1058.

  6. Newcastle Central Station is a principal stop on the East Coast Main Line rail route, and the Cross Country Route.

  7. Within Newcastle and the Tyne and Wear region, the Tyne and Wear Metro provides easy travel with a system of suburban and underground railways.

  8. Newcastle International Airport is located about 6 miles (10 kilometers) West of the city center. It serves both domestic and international routes, and is one of the fastest growing airports in the UK.

  9. Each year, Newcastle hosts one of the world's most popular half marathons, the Great North Run. It has hosted the event since it began in 1981. In recent years, this event has attracted more than 50,000 runners annually!


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Books about Newcastle upon Tyne


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Northumberland: Including Newcastle, Hadrian's Wall and the Coast (Bradt Slow Travel)

By Gemma Hall

Bradt Travel Guides
Released: 2019-03-05
Paperback (320 pages)

Northumberland: Including Newcastle, Hadrian s Wall and the Coast (Bradt Slow Travel)
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This new, thoroughly updated second edition of Bradt's best-selling, comprehensive guide Northumberland including Newcastle, Hadrian's Wall & the Coast remains a reliable source of information for discovering the far northeast of England, an area which is home to Europe's largest area of protected night sky – and England's first Dark Sky Park, a 572-square-mile expanse in Northumberland National Park.
Now including some 30 walks along beaches, over hills and through valleys, as well as dedicated chapters on Northumberland National Park, Hadrian's Wall, the coast and Newcastle, among others, Bradt's Northumberland including Newcastle, Hadrian's Wall & the Coast is the ideal companion for a successful visit.
This new edition also celebrates Northumberland's many connections with the USA, from presidential connections (George Washington and Bill and Hilary Clinton) to Rapper sword dancing, and the so-called ‘Geordie Doughboys', the men who left the northeast of England before World War I and enlisted in the American army.
Northumberland is well known for its beaches, castles, wildlife, islands and desolate upland scenery and remains for the most part wonderfully crowd-free. It is the ultimate place in England to get away from it all. It is also home to Hadrian's Wall, ‘the most important Roman monument in Britain' (English Heritage). Heritage enthusiasts will find a number of world firsts and unique museums such as Tanfield Railway, where you can marvel at 19th-century steam engines in the oldest engine shed in the world.
Bradt's Northumberland encourages visitors to slow down and explore the green lanes, footpaths, rivers and cycle trails that link Northumberland's coast with the heather-topped hills, Roman fortresses and the villages of the interior. Guides to Newcastle and Gateshead are also found in the chapter on the north Tyneside coast. Local knowledge of historic towns, heritage sites, wildlife-watching spots and countryside walks, and words and tips from local heritage experts make this an authoritative guide, perfect for walkers, birdwatchers, cyclists, families, and those interested in Roman archaeology, industrial heritage and medieval castles.



Newcastle: Notebook for Student Travel to Newcastle England UK (Study Abroad Travel Notebooks Series)

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Paperback (150 pages)

Newcastle: Notebook for Student Travel to Newcastle England UK (Study Abroad Travel Notebooks Series)
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7.44" x 9.69" blank composition notebook with "Newcastle" on navy colored front cover in clean grey text script.

Carry and use this journal composition book for recording your reminders of travel or study abroad in Newcastle England UK - use it for jotting down highs / lows, reminders, to-do lists or any general purpose for school or home, or, better yet, as your master to-do list for preparing for a study abroad, exchange or tourism trip to Newcastle UK.

Highlights:

  • Perfect notebook for class, school and college for students preparing for (or remembering!) a trip to Newcastle England UK. Ruled white exercise book with grey lines and margin.
  • Each page features standard wide-lined paper, perfect for elementary students and older.
  • Standard 7.44 x 9.69 inch composition notebook size with Wide Ruled Paper, these exercise books are perfect for on-the-go or in the kitchen drawer.
  • At 150 pages (75 sheets), this is a slim volume that will fit in most backpacks, carrier bags or lockers.

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Newcastle and Gateshead: Pevsner City Guide (Pevsner Architectural Guides: City Guides)

By Grace McCombie

Yale University Press
Paperback (308 pages)

Newcastle and Gateshead: Pevsner City Guide (Pevsner Architectural Guides: City Guides)
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A lively and authoritative survey of the buildings of Tyneside, from the medieval castle and cathedral at Newcastle to the spectacular buildings spearheading the renaissance of Gateshead on the river's south bank.

Newcastle upon Tyne (England) - Wink Travel Guide

By Wink Travel Guide

Wink Travel Guide
Released: 2019-08-29
Kindle Edition

Newcastle upon Tyne (England) - Wink Travel Guide
 
Product Description:

Newcastle upon Tyne is a port city in the North East of England. It has among the best nightlife in all of Britain, and has a distinct Geordie vernacular.

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 city is also home to the Geordie culture, with a rich heritage of folk music and dance and its own dialect.

Wink Travel Guides introduce you to the best world travel destinations, in a clear and concise way, illustrated by photos.

Hadrian's Wall Path (Trail Guides)

By Anthony Burton

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Hadrian s Wall Path (Trail Guides)
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Since it opened in 2003 Hadrian' s Wall Path has become one of Britain' s most popular long-distance paths. Its 84 miles are a convenient week' s walking, shadowing for the most part the historic line of Hadrian' s Wall in its spectacular progress across the superbly wild landscape of the north of England. Starting in what used to be Tyneside' s shipbuilding heart, and joining Newcastle in the east with Carlisle in the west, it takes you via the extraordinary Roman forts of Vindolanda and Housesteads, close to handsome towns like Hexham and Corbridge, to finish on the lonely shores of the Solway Firth with views of Scotland. This is the official guide to this superb National Trail, published in conjunction with Natural England which administers the path and waymarks it with its familiar acorn signs. Comprehensive and engrossing, it is the only companion you need.


 
 
 

 
 
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