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Why Choose Newcastle?

Tyne Bridge and Millenium BridgeNewcastle 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:

  • the Roman imperial frontier, Hadrian's Wall, (visible at several points in the city);
  • the Anglo-Saxon monk Bede, Father of English History and a major influence on medieval European culture, lived and worked at nearby Jarrow;
  • Durham Cathedral lies 16 miles to the south;
  • and wild and beautiful Northumberland, with its romantic castles and windswept beaches, begins just beyond the city's northern boundary.

There are many opportunities to get out of the city and explore these fascinating historical surroundings through organised trips.

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.

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