This bustling university city in north-east England was a major shipbuilding city and played a key role during the Industrial Revolution. Its many pubs and clubs make it one of the liveliest places for nightlife in England.

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Newcastle Castle gives the city its name, but its heart during the industrial era was always Quayside, which now houses a modern centre for arts and culture. The Tyne Bridge has a unique design and connects the city to Gateshead. Hadrian’s Wall is a defensive wall built during the time of the Roman Empire. Newcastle Cathedral is a stunning example of medieval architecture. Visiting the lively alternative districts of Ouseburn and Jesmond is an experience not to be missed if you visit Newcastle. Just outside the city in Northumberland National Park, you can see the stars in the Dark-Sky Preserve, an area that restricts artificial light pollution. The Northumberland coast is also home to some of the best beaches in Britain.

The official currency is the pound. You can exchange foreign currency in banks and exchange offices.
English is spoken with an accent known as Geordie, which often eliminates prepositions before nouns.
The quality of Internet access is good in hotels. Bars and restaurants offer free Wi-Fi to customers.
The climate is oceanic, with quite cold winters and mild summers. The rains are quite frequent. The temperature varies between 2⁰C and 19⁰C.

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