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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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Notebook - Travel Journal - 110 pages: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England - Tyne bridge Quayside

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  • EAN: 9798614627720
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Notebook - Travel Journal - 110 pages: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England - Tyne bridge Swing bridge

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  • EAN: 9798614633264
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  • Number of Pages: 110
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Notebook - Travel Journal - 110 pages: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England - Gateshead millennium bridge North east

By Notebooks, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England Travel

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  • EAN: 9798614630669
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  • Number of Pages: 110
  • Authors: Notebooks, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England Travel
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Newcastle: Notebook for Student Travel to Newcastle England UK (Study Abroad Travel Notebooks Series)

By iphosphenes journals

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Released: March 4th, 2019
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  • ISBN: 1798739887
  • EAN: 9781798739884
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  • Number of Pages: 150
  • Author: iphosphenes journals
  • Publication Date: March 4th, 2019
  • Release Date: March 4th, 2019
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Newcastle upon Tyne - England: Lined Travel Journal, Cute United Kingdom Notebook, Perfect gift for your Trip in UK States and Cities

By Queen UK Publishing

Independently published
Released: January 24th, 2020
Paperback (121 pages)

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Newcastle upon Tyne - England: Lined Travel Journal, Cute United Kingdom Notebook, Perfect gift for your Trip in UK States and Cities
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  • EAN: 9798604002001
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  • Number of Pages: 121
  • Author: Queen UK Publishing
  • Publication Date: January 24th, 2020
  • Release Date: January 24th, 2020
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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
Released: February 15th, 2018
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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  • ISBN: 1980278423
  • EAN: 9781980278429
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  • Number of Pages: 82
  • Author: Mr Julian Kasey Jan
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My Travel Journal Newcastle: 6x9 Travel Notebook or Diary with prompts, Checklists and Bucketlists perfect gift for your Trip to Newcastle (England) for every Traveler

By Newcastle Publishing

Independently published
Released: December 21st, 2019
Paperback (119 pages)

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  • Manufacturer: Independently published
  • ISBN: 1678925349
  • EAN: 9781678925345
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  • Number of Pages: 119
  • Author: Newcastle Publishing
  • Publication Date: December 21st, 2019
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Newcastle upon Tyne DIY City Guide and Travel Journal: UK City Notebook for Newcastle upon Tyne, England (European City Notebooks in Lists)

By Younghusband European City Notebooks

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Released: July 7th, 2013
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  • ISBN: 1490934642
  • EAN: 9781490934648
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  • Number of Pages: 144
  • Author: Younghusband European City Notebooks
  • Publication Date: July 7th, 2013
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