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Newcastle upon Tyne is a university town located on the Tyne River in northeast England. During the Industrial Revolution, it was a major shipbuilding and manufacturing hub, and it is now a center of business, arts, and sciences. The modern Gateshead Millennium Bridge, a symbol of the two cities, spans the Tyne with a tilting aperture.

Things to Do in Newcastle

Angel of the North

Gateshead Council hoped its landmark would serve as a symbol of the region’s personality. Antony Gormley’s winning design is one of the most viewed pieces of art in the world. More than one person sees it every second. It’s 90,000 people a day, or 33 million a year. 

Due to its prime location on a panoramic hilltop by the A1, the Angel of the North has become one of the most famous artworks in the area.  The sculpture has gained considerable acceptance throughout the last twenty years, winning numerous accolades and awards.

Angel of the North is conveniently located near the A1 and is easily accessible by both public transportation and car.

Newcastle United Football Club

As an example of Newcastle Gateshead’s passion for football, the skyline of the city stands out. Newcastle United plays its home games at St James’ Park, an incredible stadium that towers over the city. Unlike most big clubs, Newcastle United’s stadium can be found where most other cities have their cathedrals. This shows how important football is to their passionate and loyal fans – the ‘Toon Army’.

Corbridge Roman Town on Hadrian’s Wall

All the fortresses along Hadrian’s Wall were not heavily guarded. In Corbridge, which was once a bustling town and supply base, Romans and civilians would pick up food and supplies. Throughout Roman Britain and into the fifth century, this vibrant community flourished.

It is possible to walk through the streets of the town today and see a time capsule of Roman life. Besides the ancient armour and the trinkets from the Corbridge Hoard, you can see them at the museum. We got a fascinating glimpse into the life of Rome’s soldiers on the Wall thanks to the Hoard, one of the most important discovery in Roman history. Moreover, the museum houses the largest collection of Hadrian’s Wall artefacts, the Corbridge Collection.