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Newcastle upon Tyne - History

Newcastle upon Tyne - was named after the fact that the place is situated on the banks of River Tyne as well as the fact that there was a castle built by Robert II of Normandy, who was the elder son of William the Conqueror.

Earlier to becoming Newcastle the place belonged to the Romans who named it Pons Aelius and used it for encampment beginning from the 2nd century.

 
   

 

Newcastle United

 

The historically acclaimed football club Newcastle United has also made Newcastle a place to reckon with on the world map and currently has stars such as England Striker Michael Owen to its credit.

St. James Park

St. James Park, the home of Newcastle United, is open for visitors. One can actually see the dugouts or be at the pitch side and take a detailed view of the whole field and the changing rooms.

The football is in the roots of Newcastle and the St. James Park is one of the excellent stadiums in England. While tickets are a bit hard to grab a hold of, they are in all likelihood worth all the time and the money spent, as the soccer society in Newcastle is one of the best in the England.

Certainly the best of the entertainment is provided by the Newcastle United and St. James Park. Whenever Newcastle United football clubs play a match, all the fans and the townspeople are involved in it. Everyone supports the players through thick and thin.

When it comes to entertainment, there's nothing more entertaining than the excitement of Newcastle footie, along with the warm crowd that can appreciate the human aspect of the athletes.

There are many places of leisure when one is looking forward to visiting the Newcastle, as you read further you will get to know more about them.

The City Wall is a very huge and spectacular piece of work that protected Newcastle in the 13th century, and even more surprising is the fact that the Wall, still stands in some chunks today. Looking at those chunks in real is a great experience all together.

Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum

Next on the list is the Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum. It provides you a close look into the history of the Romans and lets you see the ammunition and forts that the Romans used as far back. The visit to museum will be become all the more delightful when you will be able to dwell into the myriads of archaeological excavations that are being display at the museum.

The Tyne Bridge

The Tyne Bridge is such an integral part of the Newcastle that it seems the two were never without the other. The beauty of the bridge is so spectacular that it has always proved to be a great crowd puller and has been responsible for a huge chunk of tourist coming to Newcastle who just wanted to take the bridge route.

Night Life

The night life in Newcastle is also very appealing. The public house customs is as popular here as anywhere in England, and the aura is as elegantly dark and polite, as it is portrayed in movies.

Food and Drink

One of the most appealing thing about the Newcastle is the wide variance of food and drink available for the people.

Dene's Deli is a perfect choice for those wishing to have it quickly and to add to it , the place has a huge selection of menu items. For those who wish to enjoy the meal as well as the place Neon Caf is the perfect choice and Brasserie, comes for rescue of those looking for a casual meal of fresh pastries, sandwiches, and more. If an serene and poise lunch or dinner is on your mind, then try Gusto which is situated on Newcastle's Quayside.

Try their fabulous sea bass with orange and fennel, or their mouth-watering, fresh lobster. They also offer a wide variety of cocktails, beers, and wines at their enormous stand-alone drinking house. While at Gusto you should go for their elevated signature drink, Mucho Gusto.

Whether its the football fans or the common tourist, Newcastle is a great place to visit. A lot of the events in the municipality are based around the only soccer club in Newcastle and that makes the city more or less a footie crazy hole. The Tyne Bridge is also an amazing structure to look at, it is a admirable feat in architecture and has always attracted fans of such erections and common tourist alike.



 
   
 
Newcastle City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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