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 Large
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 Hexham 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
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.