About Newcastle, UK

Newcastle upon Tyne often known as just Newcastle is a dynamic city and metropolitan borough of Tyne and Wear, England, which is located on the north bank of the River Tyne.

The city is surrounded by picturesque Northumbrian scene where you will discover remains of magnificent Roman culture scattered among beautiful ancient hills. According to its name the Newcastle was formed because of the Norman castle built in 1080 by the eldest son of William the Conqueror, Robert II. Visitors can explore the remains of the Castle, as well as the Castle Keep which was built by Henry II later on the same site. Another 2,000-year-old attraction is the Hadrian's Wall which was built by the Emperor Hadrian in 122 CE in order to protect Roman Empire from the barbarians. It stretches for about 120 km and has many interesting constructions along the way such forts, turrets, temples and milecastles. Among other Newcastle attractions you can visit Earl Grey's Monument, Bessie Surtees' House, St. Nicholas Cathedral, Laing Art Gallery, park Jesmond Dean, St. James' Park, Hatton Gallery and of course Tyne Bridges.

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