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Newcastle and the North East

Newcastle is world famous for its warm, welcoming, fun-loving attitude. It's a great place to be a student and is ranked first in the UK for student experience.

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.

Our city

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, and sporting entertainment. There are restaurants offering cuisines from around the world.

The surrounding area

The city is surrounded by some of England's most unspoiled countryside, peppered with ancient castles and tranquil villages. 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.