Tyne Bridge in the city center

A short story:

Newcastle, whose real name is Newcastle Upon Tyne, is renowned for being one of the most welcoming places in England. Enough to make you want to discover the city. Newcastle is located in the north of England and is located on the north bank of the River Tyne. The city is half an hour by tube from the North Sea and an hour and a half by train from the beautiful city of Edinburgh.

Newcastle has always had a strong strategic interest because of its geographical position. First noticed by the Romans, its strategic role was confirmed by the Normans in 1080. They built a castle that defended much of England. The city thus takes its name from this period: Newcastle in other words New Castle.

Subsequently, the city will develop as a major centre for the trade in wool and its mines coal. In the 19th century, shipbuilding and industry have made Newcastle one of the pillars of the industry in the UK. For to compensate for the decline of this industry, Newcastle has gradually reverted to services industries (financial, academic, medical).


At present, Newcastle is still an important rail and road junction and keeps this medieval and post-industrial history on its streets, but this architecture tends to fade at least it mixes with other more modern buildings. such as the Gateshead Millennium Bridge which crosses the Tyne.

The city is populated by just under 270,000 inhabitants (equivalent to Angers or Nancy), it is a city on a human scale that makes it very pleasant. The city is also very young and can even be described as a university city, perfect for a young student who wants to export abroad.

In this city everything is done on foot, you will discover the soul of a true wanderer. You can explore all of Newcastle’s city centre on foot without exhausting yourself. If you want to get out of the city centre no panic, the city is super well served, you just have to take the bus or the metro.