Newcastle is a destination for those unbiased at heart.
Born on the back of the coal mining industry, Newcastle's past may give you the wrong impression of Newcastle being smothered in dust from coal and from steel, but the city has already abandoned its industrial face for the pleasures of cool retreat.
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Change came to Newcastle so rapidly that it led to a city inconsistent in its final shape. While the abandoned factories haven't decayed yet, post-modern architecture is taking their place. Consequently, the city will greet you with a tension within its borders between the old and the new. Unlike complete London, Newcastle is still on the way to its final shape and you can participate in its formation.
You can do it through the sightseeing in the city and on to its glorious history. Attractions include;
The Tyne Bridge, an example of a compression arch suspended-deck bridge
The Gateshead Millennium Bridge, famous worldwide for its aesthetic beauty
Central Arcade, a Victorian shopping arcade
The Angel of the North, a sculpture designed by Antony Gormley
The city of Newcastle was in ancient times a Roman settlement, but it rapidly expanded on wool trade in the area. Thanks to its location on the north bank of the River Tyne, Newcastle became a major crossing in the area and it owes its name to the castle built in 1080, by Robert II, the son of William the Conqueror.
The passing years brought new industries to the city with the world's largest shipbuilding factories established in the city. Even though all these heavy industries are long gone, Newcastle is no less important today. The city just shifted from heavy processing to brewing and entertainment businesses with Newcastle United F.C., a Premier League football team in the area and became a showplace of the world's most popular half marathon, the Great North Run since 1981.
In addition, Newcastle won a reputation of the major educational center thanks to the Newcastle University formed in 1834. In the very beginning it provided lectures for 26 students only, but later evolved into a real center for teaching of sciences. This educational institution played a vital role for cultural development of Newcastle as such famous personalities as Rowan Atkinson, actor, and Ed Coode, Olympic gold medalist were university undergraduates.
From the glory bestowed on the city by its famous residents to fame it earned on its own, Newcastle is a chic destination to go to with Booked.net.