Usually referred to as just 'Newcastle', Newcastle upon Tyne is a city in the county of Tyne and Wear in the North East of England, with a population of almost 270,000. With a rich industrial history, the city thrived in building ships and steam trains in the industrial revolution. Now, Newcastle is a global centre of arts, business and sciences. One of the most well-known cities in the UK, Newcastle has a world-class university, famous ales, the celebrated Tyne Bridge linking Newcastle and Gateshead and the distinct regional Geordie dialect.
With a variety of different things to do in Newcastle, the city is home to Newcastle Castle, the Discovery Museum, St James Park, the O2 City Hall and the famous football club, Newcastle United FC. Packed with tons of independent shops and brilliant eateries and pubs on the cobbles of High Bridge Street, the Stand Comedy Club and the Theatre Royal Newcastle can also be found in the popular entertainment hotspot and foodie destination in the heart of Newcastle. The city has also been revealed as the Greggs capital of the UK – with 29 bakery chains.
Newcastle upon Tyne is easily accessed by public transport and car. Newcastle to London takes just three hours by train and there is easy access to the A1(M). From Newcastle to Leeds and Edinburgh it takes on average 1 hour and 30 minutes by train. Newcastle International Airport is the North East’s largest airport and flies to over 80 destinations. Once you are there, it’s easy to explore using the Metro network.
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