An important university city and business centre, Newcastle is also a thriving commercial port that hosts a shipyard of great importance for the whole territory. Its origins are ancient and date back to Roman times but today the city appears split in two: the older part, full of picturesque bridges, castles and historic buildings and the modern, more dynamic and lively, full of bars, pubs, museums and cultural centres. Perfect for enjoyment and to satisfy a range of interests. Birthplace of the singer Sting of the Police, among its icons are the namesake, the famous beer brand, and the Tyne Bridge.
Not to be missed:
Keep Castle, a Norman fortress built in 1100, hence the name of the city
The Quayside, the ancient Roman Port
Millennium Bridge over the River Tyne that joins the City of Gateshead on the other side of the River Tyne.