Newcastle is the largest city in the
northeast of England, popular for
shopping, restaurants, bar diners,
historic castle, cathedrals, museums,
boat trips, Angel of the North, Roman
Fort at Wallsend, and visiting Hadrian's Wall.
See also a large Click On Map
for the Newcastle area top attractions.
The Train Station
is situated in the city centre close to many
top attractions, and the quayside with many bar
dines and historic bridges, as seen top right.
There are a number of bar/diners along the
quayside by the bridges, and a small man made
beach. Large Image of the
Newcastle Castle is situated a short walk
north of the train station, between the station
and quayside. This is a top attraction with
many floors to explore. The views from the top
are amazing, over the bridges, cathedral, and
city. Newcastle Castle
St Nicholas Cathedral, seen right, is next
to the castle, and St Mary's Cathedral a few
hundred yards south by the train station, both
interesting to visit.
One of the must see attractions on the south
side of Newcastle is the Angel of the North, as
seen second bottom. This 66 feet high metal art
sculpture was completed in 1998 to serve as a
symbol of Newcastle evolving from an industrial
town for coal, iron and shipbuilding, to a
modern city with attractions for the vast
tourism trade. Angel of
the North page.
On the north side of Newcastle is the
Wallsend Roman Fort with viewing
tower, as seen bottom right, a popular visitor
centre for the start of Hadrian's Wall that
runs from Newcastle to Carlisle, 60 miles west
on the west coast of England. There are regular
trains of the Tyne and Wear
Metro that run from Newcastle centre to
Wallsend Station, from where it is a short walk
to the Roman Fort.
Newcastle is a good base for visiting
Hadrian's Wall, with the main section of
Hadrian's Wall being about 20 miles west. There
are regular buses and trains to the towns of
and Haltwhistle, from where you can use
the Hadrian's Wall Bus to
take you around the main sections of the wall
remaining, and the Roman forts and towns.
The Metro Centre is a vast shopping centre
on the south side of Newcastle with its own
train station. About 4 trains per hour run
between Newcastle train station and the Metro
Centre. Website for a list of
Stores, Restaurants and Events.
Page . Hadrian's Wall Section .