Newcastle is home to the splendid Georgian and Victorian architecture. This city earned its rich economy from its prolific shipbuilding industry. Apart from its industries, Newcastle has established itself as a centre for culture, leisure and entertainment. Established along the banks of the river Tyne, Newcastle is surrounded by a natural and beautiful countryside. Along with its heavy industries, this city has maintained its natural glory.
Newcastle has an established art scene with art-houses like ‘The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art’. The ‘Discovery Museum’ is Newcastle’s biggest museum and a major tourist attraction. The Hancock museum and contains important natural history collections and the ‘Museum of Antiquities’ is a major archaeological museum’. The ‘Shefton museum of Greek Art and Archeology’ is another popular tourist destination.
The nightlife and the performing arts scene in Newcastle resounds with the concerts, carnivals and festivals.
The ‘Winter Festival’ in November and December will see ice-skating, pantomimes, special performances and winter markets. ‘GLOW’, a festival of light, will celebrate the spectacular architecture of the city by outdoor light installations and illuminations.
Newcastle also offers a varied shopping experience with shopping centers like Eldon Square, Eldon Garden, Monument Mall, MetroCentre and Royal Quays.
The ‘Tanfield Railway’ makes for a great family day out. Tanfield is the oldest existing railway in the world. The ‘Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths & Museum’ makes for a great family outdoor trip.
Finally, it would be unjust to miss the natural beauty of Newcastle with its parks, landscape and people.