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All about Newcastle: places, people, food, nature, travel, communication


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All about Newcastle: places, people, food, nature, travel, communication


Newcastle is the capital of the North East of England and the best place for parties (such a reputation the city has acquired over the last century). The key to a good mood for tourists in Newcastle is friendly locals, Victorian architecture, coziness and compactness of the city, as well as the best nightclubs and pubs in Britain. Newcastle with a huge number of beers, authentic music and picturesque nature is ideal for a rich and active holiday!

Why visit Newcastle - about the city in facts

  • Newcastle is surrounded by picturesque beaches, and the city itself is compact, therefore it is very easy to see all the sights in it, of which there are many!
  • The city is home to the Quayside embankment, which used to be a pier for large ships, and today has become one of the most striking attractions of the city and the historic center with very well-preserved architecture.
  • The architecture in the historical center dates back to the 1830s and creates a unique image of the city
  • Newcastle and the surrounding area blend cosmopolitan status with rural suburbs and seaside resort
  • Newcastle is home to the Newcastle United football team, whose home stadium, St James's Park, is one of the four largest stadiums in Britain.
  • The city has gained a reputation as a fun and lively place where locals love and know how to relax. It is full of interesting pubs, restaurants and cafes, as well as cultural and entertainment places.
  • The infrastructure for night rest is especially developed: the city is considered one of the best places for night rest in the country.

How the city developed over two thousand years

The city was founded by the Romans, calling it Pons-Ellius, but already in the Middle Ages the city was called Novum Castellum ("New Castle"). Today, the full name of the city - Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and its inhabitants are called Geordie (Geordie). Geordie is the historical name for the inhabitants of the northeastern part of the British Isles: this area has a unique nature and flavor, reflected in language, people and culture.

Economy

A few centuries ago, Newcastle made a significant contribution to the industrial revolution, was the main coal mining center of the kingdom. But in the middle of the 20th century, production began to decline, and Newcastle had to change - from an industrial center to a center of tourism and an economic region, one of the leaders in the production of office and retail goods. The modern industry is represented by several industries: shipbuilding, electrical engineering, turbine building and equipment manufacturing.

Geordie is a dialect most unlike modern English

In Newcastle, the Geordie dialect was formed with its own pronunciation and a large number of borrowed words. Geordie is considered one of the most unlikely English dialects, even including Australian. Here dead is pronounced " did ", cow (cow) as " kuu ", house (house) - " hus ". That's the metamorphosis!

What about the weather?

  • January = 0 ° C-6 ° C
  • February = 0 ° C-7 ° C
  • March = 2 ° C-9 ° C
  • April = 3 ° C-11 ° C
  • May = 6 ° C-15 ° C
  • June = 9 ° C-17 ° C
  • July = 11 ° C-20 ° C
  • August = 11 ° C-20 ° C
  • September = 9 ° C-17 ° C
  • October = 6 ° C-13 ° C
  • November = 3 ° C-9 ° C
  • December = 1 ° C-6 ° C.

How to get to Newcastle

An international airport operates in Newcastle, which has regular connections with the largest cities in the world. You can get to Newcastle by train from major cities in Britain: London (King's Cross station), the train runs 2 times per hour, travel time will take 3 hours), from Edinburgh (2 times per hour, travel time 1.5 hours) , from York (3 times per hour, travel time 1 hour), from Berwick (1 time per 2 hours, travel time less than an hour). Buses to Newcastle run from London, Edinburgh and York.

Where to live in Newcastle

The best areas to live in are Jesmond , Princess Square or Leazes . To save money, you can choose Gateshead - it is administratively a different city, but if you choose accommodation near the river, Newcastle will be easily accessible. If you want to live near the sea - rent an apartment in Whitley Bay or Tynemouth (from here 30 minutes to the city center by metro).

  • Rooms via Airbnb = £ 20 per night
  • Apartments = from £ 40 per night
  • Hotels = from 4000R to 10000R per night.

TOP pubs, restaurants and cafes

Newcastle is especially popular for interesting drinking establishments, teahouses, restaurants and fast foods, so we have compiled a list of gastronomic attractions:

  1. Quilliam Brothers' Teahouse is a teahouse with a huge selection of teas, which is always crowded. Address: Claremont Buildings, 1 Eldon Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RD.
  2. Pret-a-manger is a premium fast food with a wide selection of sandwiches, vegetarian and meat lovers.
  3. Ouseburn Coffee Roasters is the best coffee shop in town.
  4. Split Chimp is a pub with a wide range of ales and live music.
  • Address: Arch 7 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SA
  • Beer from £ 3.5 a pint.
  1. The Kommunity Art Bar is ideal for beer and art connoisseurs and hosts DJ parties, dance workshops and family events.
  • Address: Market St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BH
  • Beer from £ 3.5.
  1. Akenside Traders is a traditional English pub where you can watch football in the evening, order a set of beers and snacks.
  • Address: Dean St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1PQ)
  • Beer from £ 6 per set.
  1. Cumberland Arms - This pub supports local bands, so you can listen to authentic music here.
  • Address: James Pl St, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 1LD
  • Beer from £ 3.5.
  1. Pleased to meet you is one of the city's best restaurants in an old hotel building.
  • Address: 41-51 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1EW
  • Snacks from £ 6, cocktails from £ 8.5.
  1. Olive & Bean is a cozy restaurant with large and tasty portions at any time of the day.
  • Address: 17-19 Clayton St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5PN
  • Snacks from £ 3.95.
  1. Peace and Loaf is an extravagant fish restaurant.
  • Address: 217 Jesmond Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1LA
  • Starters from £ 13, main courses from £ 25.

TOP attractions

  1. Historic Quayside
  2. Newcastle Castle
  3. Cathedral of St. Nicholas (St. Nicholas)
  4. Old Town, Chares
  5. Greiner Town and Gray Monument
  6. Eldon Square Shopping Center
  7. Laing Art Gallery
  8. Museum of the Great North: Hancock
  9. Discovery Museum
  10. Jesmond Dene Park.
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