Welcome to newcastle : things to do.

If you are here to ask 'What can I do in Newcastle?' then you are at the right place. On first visiting Newcastle there seems so much one can do to keep busy and be entertained. This site is designed to help you decide what you would like to do to make the most out of your visit to this beautiful city of Newcastle.

Newcastle is a city set on the north bank of the river Tyne in the North East of England. The city gets its name from the 'new castle' that was built in 1080 by Robert II. Parts of the castle and its walls can still be seen throughout the city to this day.

Newcastle upon Tyne has one of the finest examples of a Norman Keep in the United Kingdom. It was built between 1168 and 1178 by Henry II.

Over the past years Newcastle has gone through an extensive regeneration program. Of which some work is still in progress in the city centre extending the Eldon Square indoor shopping centre.

Area's of interest in the City are the Gate, an indoor complex containing restaurants, bars, cinema and a casino. Other area's to visit are 'Times Square' where the Centre for Life is situated and the Quayside where there are a number of bars and restaurants overlooking the river Tyne. You will also find the Millennium Bridge, and over on the south side of the river the Baltic Arts Centre and the Sage concert hall are also worth a look at.

So if you are looking for a good mix of culture, shopping, night-life and relaxation then Newcastle could be the place for you. Come and visit the City and fall in love with its character


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