Newcastle-upon-Tyne can’t show off with a particular tourist flow. Still, it has the reputation of the most festive city of England, being known for completely crazy parties on Friday and Saturday night. However, Newcastle is not all about drunk parties and its famous Geordie accent (that we absolutely failed to trace). It strikes first of all with its unique bridge collection, connecting Newcastle to Gateshead – its twin city on another side of Tyne.
Interesting is, that these bridges not only perform their initial function, but also present quite a curious résumé of Newcastle’s history.
From massive bridges from industrial epoch to light and modern bridges for pedestrians and cyclists of our times – each of seven bridges of Newcastle is an interesting piece of architecture. By the way, the Millennium Bridge, built in 2001 is particularly amusing during the night-time…
In one word, the Quayside is definitely the most picturesque spot of Newcastle.
But even far from the river, it’s a lively, cheerful and energetic city.
Don’t forget to check out the Castle Keep – a sight dating back to the XIIth century is now the most important historical spot in Newcastle.