In recent times, Newcastle has been something of a city reborn and has developed into a popular destination for those visiting the north east of England – including those stopping off during their cruise around the United Kingdom.
Part of the appeal of Newcastle comes from a vibrant entertainment scene, based largely around the revitalised Quayside area.
Here, under the shadow of the famous Tyne Bridge and the impressively designed Gateshead Millennium Bridge, you’ll be able to sample cuisine from around the world in a variety of restaurants or relax with a drink as you watch the world go by.
Along the Quayside, you’ll also find the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art; which was created inside a former flour mill as part of the Quayside redevelopment programme.
Amongst other attractions within the city are St Nicholas cathedral, Castle Keep, the Theatre Royal and the Victoria Tunnel – which runs underneath the city and was used for the transportation of coal before becoming an air raid shelter.
Sports fans may also enjoy the chance to take a tour of St James Park, home to Newcastle United football club.
Further afield, the famous Angel of the North statue is located just outside the city in Gateshead whilst the city also acts as a gateway to the famous historical site of Hadrians Wall.
Running from the coast at Wallsend, where you can visit the Segedunum Roman Fort, the ancient wall runs across country to the east coast and is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.