City Guide

Newcastle Upon Tyne

Newcastle is also translated as Newcastle and Newcastle. It is located in the northeast of England and is the seventh largest city in the UK. It was the center of wool trade and coal mining in the early days, and the shipbuilding industry flourished. There are many well-preserved George and Victorian buildings in the city centre of Grainger Town. Newcastle’s nightlife is famous in Europe, and many tourists choose to spend their weekends here.

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In 112 AD, Newcastle, which was at the border of England and Scotland, played an important role during the Roman Empire's rule in England. The then monarch, Hadrian, built the Hadrian's Wall for 73 miles, mainly for defending the enemies of the North, the most important barracks of the time. Then, from 410 AD to 1485, when Britain passed through Anglo-Saxon and Norman, Newcastle always shouldered the task of resisting the North. 

In 1080, the Normans built a wooden castle on the foundation of the original Roman military camp. Then, in 1722, the Normans built a new castle with stone. The Normans called it "New Castle." The name of the city of New Castle was born. Now you can see the "New Castle", and Castle Keep next to St Nicholas Cathedral is the remains of New Castle at the time. 

In the 18th and 19th centuries, the industrial revolution, Newcastle was famous for its shipbuilding and steam trains due to its geographical advantages and port transportation, which contributed greatly to the British economy at that time. Today, Newcastle becomes the commercial center of the North East of England, and is committed to building technology, innovative cities, and actively promoting environmental programs, with the goal of becoming the UK's first carbon-free city.


Traditional Market Grainger Market

The 180-year-old Granger Market, located in the heart of Newcastle, sells a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, seafood, meat, and many small restaurants and takeaways. It is a must-see traditional market for locals.

address Grainger St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5QQ
Opening hours Monday to Saturday 9:00-17:30

Newcastle, Newcastle: Central Arcade

Central Arcade Shopping Street Central Arcade

The Central Arcade Shop Street is located in the heart of Newcastle. It was built in Edwardian style and was built in 1837. It used to be a commercial exchange, newspaper and art gallery, and is classically decorated. Existing music equipment store, souvenir shop and Newcastle Tourist Information Center. The location is just across the Grainger Market and about a minute's walk.

Opening hours 9:00-17: 00

Theatre Royal

Located on Grey Street, it is one of the few remaining traditional theatres in England; the theatre is also an important base for the Shakespeare Company and The National Theatre in the north of England; more than 300 performances per year The stage stage musical, where you can experience the authentic British theatre culture.

address 100 Grey St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BR

Newcastle, Newcastle: Theatre Royal in Newcastle

Riverside Quayside

The riverside pier was originally a port trading area, located on the banks of the River Tyne. On this side, Newcastle and Gateshead are on both sides.

On the Newcastle side, there are many restaurants, pubs and afternoon tea restaurants. There is also the Sunday Market on Sundays. There are a lot of handmade products to dig treasures, as well as authentic food, which is expected every Sunday. One of the activities! Opposite Newcastle is Gateshead, the famous art gallery BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. and the exhibition hall Sage.

Let's go! Quiet and healing mini-group tour


Europe's largest open-air playground! The Hoppings

The Hoppings is Europe's largest open-air playground, held every year in Newcastle in June. It has been over 135 years old and attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year, as there are as many as 60 rides and types of food. Street vendors, singers, and temporary beer houses make adults and children happy.

location  Town moor
time Every June

Aviation Show: Sunderland Airshow 2019

Sunderland, near Newcastle, hosts the Sunderland Air Show every July and is one of Europe's largest aviation shows, dating back 30 years. The highlight of the aviation show is Red Arrows, which, when flying handsomely, is also full of color in the sky, which is amazing.

Nearby subway station Seaburn Metro Station
time 2020/7/24-26

Marathon: Great North Run

One of the largest half marathons in the world, held every September in Newcastle. Its predecessor was the Gateshead Fun Run, and the first Great North Run officially debuted in 1981, with an influx of 12,000 runners. Today, the Great North Run is not only a glory in the northeast of England, but also a spiritual symbol.

location  Newcastle – South Shields
time September each year


Bar Food: Ship Inn

Ship The Inn is located next to Ouseburn Farm. As far as pub food is concerned, the food is delicious and the price is reasonable. The most recommended Mexican cornflakes, the cornflakes themselves are fried, delicious and crispy, with avocado, cheese and many spices, delicious but not greasy!

address  Stepney Bank, Newcastle, NE1 2PW
Price reference  Mexican Corn Flakes £6 | Light Beer: About £3 (1 pint)

Tea House: Quilliam Brothers

Quilliam Brothers – Teahouse Located near Newcastle University, the store offers more than 60 loose leaf teas, including English breakfast tea, spiced Indian tea, and even Taiwanese oolong tea. The meal is refreshing and well-suited for a breakfast date.

address 1, Eldon Place, Claremont Buildings, Newcastle, NE1 7RD
Price reference About £10/person (with student discount)

Afternoon Tea Recommended: Olive & Bean

Located in the city center, it has been 11 years old and has a very rich meal with breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. The restaurant is elegantly decorated and is located in a traditional building in Grainger Town, on two floors. There are a lot of seats, but they are often full. Self-produced pastries are very popular, there is also English afternoon tea, cakes, scotts, sandwiches, etc., a lot of weight.

address 17-19 Clayton St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5PN
Price reference About £10/person

Olive & Bean has a good atmosphere and a moderate price. Afternoon tea is rich in content and has lots of desserts, scones, cakes and sandwiches.



From other cities to Newcastle, it is most convenient to take the train. From EnglandLondonThe King's Cross station is located at Newcastle Central Station for approximately 3.5 hours. From ScotlandEdinburghAt the Waverley station, take the Newcastle Central Station for about 1.5 hours.


The name of the subway in northeast England is Tyne and Wear Metro, the second largest metro system in the UK, second only toLondon. It runs through Newcastle, Gainehead, South Tyneside, North Tyneside and Sunderland. The subway is also connected to the airport, with a total of about 60 stations.

Reference article:Tynemouth Station | One-day town, push! Value seafood platter

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Geordie refers to the local people in the northeast of England. They have their own dialects and speak a unique taste. They are called Geordie accent. Today, Geordie is still in use, like Aye refers to Yes, Hopping means Fair, and Toon is Town. The picture is a brochure introducing the culture of Geordie.

Football: Newcastle United

Many people in England are talking about football, especially when the British Premier League kicks off! When the football team Newcastle United is playing in Newcastle, the fans of the whole city will fall into madness and scream. If you are traveling here, you must not miss it.

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