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Newcastle Upon Tyne and neighboring Gateshead together constitute the major urban center of northeast England. Locals (known as ”Geordies”) are rarely shy of a drink, and weekends find the bars and pubs of the city heaving with locals and visitors from Britain and beyond.

Non-alcoholic attractions include a rich architectural legacy stretching from traces of Roman settlements through Victorian shopping arcades to the graceful arc of the award-winning Millennium Bridge.

The vast Angel of the North sculpture has quickly become a symbol of the region and the Baltic Centre, in a converted flour mill, contributes greatly to the city’s enviable reputation for contemporary art. Sage Gateshead is a must-see, whether you're there for a concert or just to admire the curving contours of its futuristic glass-and-steel exterior.

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Newcastle is a great base for exploring the northeast of England. High-speed trains provide direct connections to most English cities as well as nearby Scotland, while the city’s airport serves mostly short-haul flights.

The Metro rail network will take you to Gateshead and any other points of interest you can’t reach on foot.

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Newcastle City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Explore Newcastle with this 2-day ticket aboard an open-top double-decker bus. See all the main sights as you hop on and hop off 17 conveniently located stops ...  Read more

Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $13.65

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