Telling you about Newcastle upon Tyne by Hotelcompany

By: Mitchel Geerts

Newcastle is a very large city in Tyne, England. And it is located on the north side of the river Tyne. And it is the 20th most populous in England and this city is a member of the English Core Cities Group. The nickname for the people in Newcastle and in the area around Newcastle is Geordie. The first name of this city was Pons Aelius and it was called after the family of the Roman Emperor that founded the city in the 2nd century AD. Pons Aelius had around the 2000 inhabtitants and the walls of that city are still visible today. When the Romans withdrew from Britain Newcastle became a part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom. In the 18th century Newcastle became developed into one of the major cities of the UK, this is mostly thanks to the export of Coals. And in the 20th century there came heavy industry in Newcastle. The center has a nice pitoresque center that was developed in 1830. And there are a lot of things to see there like:

The discovery museum

This is a science museum and it displays the local history of Newcastle.

And it is one of the biggest museums that you don't have to pay for in North East England. The museum is founded in 1934 and yearly attracts 457.000 visitors.

Centre of Life

This is located near the Central station, it is a science village that tries to promote the interest in science and supports the local scientific research. This village within Newcastle attracts more then 250.000 visitors every year. It has a permanent exhibition on Human Life and the evolution. And this village has several learning programmes for students.

Blackfriars

This place is near Chinatown and it was a monastorial retreat for 300 hundred years. This place is restored in 1980 and now it has some crafts workshop and a bar. And while you are there you can also pay the old town walls a visit.

Town walls

Newcastle has a medieval defensive wall. The wall was build in the early 13th century to protect Newcastle against the Scottish invader. The wall is 2 miles long and 7 feet thick. Because of the growth of Newcastle several peaces of the wall were removed to make place for other buildings.

Eldon Square

This is a shopping mall that was opened in 1978 and a new extention on Eldon was build in 1980 and is called Eldon Garden. Above the centre there is a place where you can sport and visit beauty facilitiesComputer Technology Articles, this place is called Eldon Leisure.

Segedunum

This place was a Roman fort and it was in use for around 300 years and it was founded in 250ad and he a population of aproximatly 650. Now you can see the remains of the original fort and a small part of the original wall is still visible.

I have also been in Newcastle with a cruise. And I think it is one of the most beautiful cities I have seen so far. It is the perfect combination of a super modern city with many historical buildings.

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