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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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Newcastle Restaurant Guide 2019: Best Rated Restaurants in Newcastle, England - Restaurants, Bars and Cafes recommended for Tourist, 2019

By Walker K. Wayne

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Newcastle Restaurant Guide 2019: Best Rated Restaurants in Newcastle, England - Restaurants, Bars and Cafes recommended for Tourist, 2019
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The places found in this restaurant guide are the most positively reviewed and recommended by locals and travelers. (Cuisine Types): American, Arabian, Asian Fusion, Basque, Belgian, Brazilian, British, Caribbean, Chinese, Dim Sum, Ethiopian, French, Gluten-Free, Greek, Halal, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lebanese, Malaysian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Pakistani, Persian/Iranian, Peruvian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Szechuan, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese and many more options to visit and enjoy your stay.

Historic England: Newcastle: Unique Images from the Archives of Historic England (Historic England Series)

By Paul Perry

Amberley Publishing
Released: 2018-07-01
Paperback (96 pages)

Historic England: Newcastle: Unique Images from the Archives of Historic England (Historic England Series)
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This illustrated history portrays one of England’s great cities. It provides a nostalgic look at Newcastle’s past and highlights the special character of some of its most important historic sites. The photographs are taken from the unique Historic England Archive, the nation’s record of 12 million photographs, drawings and publications, ranging from the 1850s and the earliest days of photography up to the present day.Newcastle-upon-Tyne is one of England's most historically significant cities, with a proud heritage dating all the way back to Roman times. The city grew as an important centre for the wool trade in the fourteenth century and later became a major coal mining area but it was the famous River Tyne that brought real wealth and prestige to the city with the development of shipbuilding and ship repair work. Historic England: Newcastle shows the city as it once was, from its streets and alleys to its famous shipyards and iconic bridges. This books helps you discover its remarkable history.

Newcastle Restaurant Guide 2018: Best Rated Restaurants in Newcastle, England - Restaurants, Bars and Cafes recommended for Tourist, 2018

By Walker K Wayne

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (48 pages)

Newcastle Restaurant Guide 2018: Best Rated Restaurants in Newcastle, England - Restaurants, Bars and Cafes recommended for Tourist, 2018
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The places found in this restaurant guide are the most positively reviewed and recommended by locals and travelers. (Cuisine Types): American, Arabian, Asian Fusion, Basque, Belgian, Brazilian, British, Caribbean, Chinese, Dim Sum, Ethiopian, French, Gluten-Free, Greek, Halal, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lebanese, Malaysian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Pakistani, Persian/Iranian, Peruvian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Szechuan, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese and many more options to visit and enjoy your stay.

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

By Gemma Hall

Brand: Bradt Travel Guides
Paperback (272 pages)

Slow Northumberland & Durham: Including Newcastle, Hadrian s Wall and the Coast (Bradt Slow Travel)
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Northumberland, in the north east of England, is home to the loneliest stretches of moorland and coast in the country. It has much to offer the nature lover, walking enthusiast, history buff, gastronome and gardener: incredible wildlife, Georgian architecture, the Pennine Way, Alnwick Gardens and Alnwick Castle, featured in the Harry Potter films. Gemma Hall shares her love of Northumberland guiding visitors from historic towns and villages through outdoor swimming opportunities, to high altitude flower meadows and the wooded gorges of the Durham coast.

Just Keep Going, Man! Diaries and Reflections of a Nine-City UK Tour: Edinburgh, Inverness, The Isle of Sky, Glasgow, Newcastle, London, Belfast, and Portrush.

By Mr Julian Kasey Jan

Independently published
Paperback (82 pages)

Just Keep Going, Man! Diaries and Reflections of a Nine-City UK Tour: Edinburgh, Inverness, The Isle of Sky, Glasgow, Newcastle, London, Belfast, and Portrush.
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Written as a personal diary about a summer holiday that starts in the city of Edinburgh, about visiting some historical places, and a reunite with an old friend there, I posted on social media about my farewell to the city and an intrigue from family and friends started about my trip. Then my diary continues on, as I visited several other Scottish cities, first Inverness; while there I took a guided tour from there to the Isle of Sky, and then on to Lochness. I left for England by train, and posted another farewell on social media. Just a brief stop in Glasgow, and then went on to Newcastle. I was reunited there with another long lost friend. I went by train for a day to London and then took the train ride back to Newcastle that turned into a bit of a black comedy with the train driving at such a fast speed that I started cracking jokes. I posted the humorous story on social media, and it was well received by family and friends. I now knew this was not just another summer trip and I started to take my journal entries more seriously. The final city on my tour was Belfast, which during my time there, I took a train ride up to the town of Cholerine and then a taxi to the Irish Causeway. I went to visit Dulance Castle, a medieval 12th century castle on the cliffs of the Irish Sea. It was there that my emotional encounter with a complete stranger that the story takes a more a deeper philosophical hook of wanting to get lost and not be found, overcoming adversity and a deep emotional look back at my time living as an ex-patriate in Qatar, and some of the other countries I have lived in; including, Korea, and Turkey., The experience sparked a variety of emotions, and I started to go into a vast emotional grieve for my father who I lost seven years ago. It was then that friends and family recommended turning my story into a book. This was it, I decided I would. I added a refection’s section finished my book altogether in three months. This is just keep going man.


 
 
 

 
 
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