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Newcastle Travel Guide

by our United Kingdom expert Terry Emery
 
Terry EmeryNewcastle-upon-Tyne, to be exact. It was built as a defence against marauding Scots on Hadrian’s Wall, parts of which are still visible in the town along with the Keep and Barbican of the castle itself (which was actually ‘new’ in 1080). Its prosperity came from the rich coalfields of Northumbria that surround it and ‘Tyneside’ as a port and, especially, its shipbuilding. The Tyne carries some spectacular engineering architecture in the bridges linking Newcastle to Gateshead: Stephenson’s High Level, the Swing Bridge and latterly the Millennium tilting bridge. As the older industries declined, financial services grew and there has been much redevelopment – both the Bigg Market and Quayside are busy entertainment areas. ‘Geordie’ remains as a widely–used dialect, part unique accent part distinct vocabulary. (Try “Why-aye, hinny” if you want to agree with someone).
 

360 Tour of Connoisseur lounge - Copthorne Hotel Newcastle


United Kingdom Facts

National Flag: British Flag
Language(s): English
Welsh
Scottish
Scots Gaelic
Irish
Currency: British Pound
Dialling Code: +44
Time Zone: GMT
Tourism Website:
http://www.visitbritain.com/


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