Newcastle upon Tyne is a major port city in the North East of England. It has a rich maritime history and a number of notable attractions and significant investment has allowed for the development of a thriving nightlife scene in recent years. However, Newcastle has retained much of its traditional character and the friendly Geordies welcome visitors from all over the world. So go ahead; book accommodation at one of the inner city serviced apartments and experience the many delights of Newcastle.
There are so many top quality attractions in Newcastle that you may have difficulty organising a travel itinerary. However, the 12th-century keep should certainly be included among the list of must-see attractions. This impressive historical landmark serves as a reminder of Newcastle's early Roman history. It would have functioned as a key defence against invading armies.
If you're interested in Newcastle's Roman heritage then it would be worth visiting the Arbeia Roman fort and museum. The knowledgeable staff will be able to tell you all about the weapons and tools that have been discovered during excavations of this site. You may even choose to continue the historical learning experience with a tour of the Segedunum Roman fort and discovery museum.
Those of you with a developed interest in science and nature may be keen to visit the life science centre. You'll discover fascinating exhibitions which examine the nature of life in the extreme Arctic and desert environments. Alternatively you could observe the diversity of marine life in the Blue Reef Aquarium.
You may well be in the mood for some evening entertainment after exploring the major attractions in Newcastle. You might even take the opportunity to catch internationally acclaimed acts at one of the popular comedy venues. Just be aware that the performers are generally eager to generate as much audience involvement as possible. You may well end up us as the target of a light-hearted quip or two.
When it comes to traditional pubs in Newcastle you'll be absolutely spoilt for choice, the friendly bar staff will serve everything from Newcastle Brown Ale to cocktails and fine wines. While you are in the city why not take the chance to catch big-name acts such as Ed Sheeran and Kylie Minogue at the major concert venues. We're sure that you'll have an absolutely cracking time during the evenings in Newcastle!