Newcastle is one of the most exciting, friendly and cosmopolitan cities in the UK. It's fast becoming an internationally renowned centre of culture and sciences.
The city has been a centre of commerce and culture for almost 2,000 years. It's known for its majestic Georgian-style buildings and spectacular bridges across the River Tyne. Once famous for coal, Newcastle upon Tyne has undergone a renaissance over the past 25 years. It now offers a quality of life that some say is unequalled in Britain today.
Getting around is easy on the Tyneside Metro system. There are also excellent train, air and coach links with the rest of the country and worldwide.
There is excellent shopping, nightlife, theatres, cinemas, concert halls, sporting entertainment and restaurants offering cuisines from around the world. More information can be found on the University's central website.
The surrounding area
The city is surrounded by some of England's most unspoiled countryside, peppered with ancient castles and tranquil villages. You can easily travel to:
- Northumberland National Park
- the Pennine Way
- Roman ruins at Hadrian's Wall
- Holy Island
The awe-inspiring Bamburgh Castle on the Northumberland Heritage Coast was recently voted the second best view in Britain. Alnwick Castle was the setting for Hogwarts in the Harry Potter movies. Alnwick Gardens boasts one of the world's largest treehouses.
You can find out more about the area on the Visit North East England website.