UK Travel Guide



Newcastle-upon-Tyne in Tyne & Wear

A mostly modern city, Newcastle upon Tyne is an area for engineering and steel production. With a number of interesting museums including the Museum of Science and Engineering, the Joicey Musem, and the Blackgate Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne offers visitors educational fun. The city’s castle was built in the eleventh century by William the Conqueror’s son Robert Curthous; however, only parts of the castle now remain. One of the smallest cathedrals in England, St. Nicholas Cathedral was built in 1488 and features original spires as well as a lantern-tower. The famous Tyneside Shipyards originated here.