Newcastle is a wonderful city. Its time is now and it just keeps on getting better.
It's a great place to study archaeology, classics and history as capital of a historically important region including:
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Aside from this, the city boasts an impressive urban riverscape, with the Millennium Bridge and BALTIC, the Centre for Contemporary Art. Its Georgian and Victorian architecture is amazing (Grey Street was voted the finest street in Britain). It is a major cultural centre (the American magazine Newsweek named Newcastle-Gateshead as one of the world's eight most creative cities).
And it's great fun to work and play in. There are restaurants, bars and clubs for every taste. Compared to the south of England, the general cost of living in Newcastle is very reasonable. Shopping is excellent (Northumberland Street, Eldon Square, or - a few miles out - the Metro Centre, Europe's biggest shopping complex).
It's little wonder that last year an international poll classed Newcastle among the top eight tourist venues in the world.