Welcome to Newcastle
Welcome to Newcastle- The City of Rowan Atkinson and Sting
Newcastle is the city with the highest population in North East England and situated by the River Tyne. Newcastle is located only 14 kilometeters from the North Sea and has become more and more populated first due to a boom in the lumber industry and due a succesfull mining industry. Newcastle is also known as the hometown of the actor Rowan Atkinson and the lead singer of The Police, Sting .
The city planning has remained medieval in parts and some neoclassical features may be seen as well, especially in the area referred to as "Tyneside classical". In addition, Newcastle has a large suburbian area and a vibrant and eventful Chinatown close to the centre. There are also many parks located in Newcastle, including St. James Park and Leazes Park and also a protected area called "Town Moor".
Newcastle is famous for its vibrant and pulsating nighlife. The selection of bars, clubs and restaurants is extensive and there are plenty of options to choose from during your stay in Newcastle. Many of them can bring your holiday to a new level and the variety of the nightly activities insures that everyone can find something to their taste. The most interesting bars are listed below followed by a description of the bar or club in question:
Pitcher and Piano bar: 108 Quayside, NE1 3DX: a small music bar with a unique ambiance and friendly people.
Tup Tup Palace: 7 St. Nicholas Street, NE1 1RE: a luxorious night club that will provide you th eexperience of a lifetime.
Florita's Miami Bar and Tropical Garden: 28-32 Collingwod Street NE1 1JF: the hotspot of nightlife and favourite of several celebrities in Newcastle.
Shopping opportunities in Newcastle are endless and there is something for everyone, wheather you seek high end boutiques or spesific and unique products. The most popular shopping attraction in the city center in intu Eldon Square shopping mall with over 150 high street shops, restaurants and coffee shops. Famous department stores such as Fenwick and John Lewis are also located in the center of Newcastle. For those seeking more particular findings, street of High Bridge is the best place to fing small shops, mainly specialized in clothing and music. Newcastle is also the home of the well-known vintage clothing store Attica.
When sights are concearned, Newcastle will not fail even the highest of expectations. Probably the most popular attractions to see in Newcastle are Gateshead Millenium Bridge,a sculpture intitled "The Angel of the North" and a famous landmark known as "Penshaw Monument". Newcastle is also the host of several kinds of museums with a suitable option for all kinds of visitors, including the Baltic Cenre of Contemporary art, The Beamish Museum and The Discovery Museum.
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Newcastle has an oceanic climate that is pleasant due to the warming influence of the Gulf Stream. The temperature usually varies between +6 and +20 degrees celcius with mild winters and fairly cool summers.
Newcastle has an International Airport located around 9 kilometers from the city centre with direct connections to several destinations and a possibility for a connecting flight through Heathrow airport in London.
The rail network to and from Newcastle is very well organized and a trip to London by train would take only three hours. This city also has a well functioning bus and metro network to cover all the areas in the Metropolitan area of Newcastle upon Thyne and Gateshead.