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Welcome to... Newcastle

Newcastle was established as a defensive settlement along Hadrian’s Wall, built to guard England against the Scots more than 2,000 years ago. The city takes its name from a ‘new’ kind of castle that was constructed as part of the fortifications in the 1200s. Newcastle grew into a busy trading area for exports like wool and coal through its coastal connections and became the home of several Christian monasteries and nunneries.

Its bridges have... read more about Newcastle

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Getting Around

The city centre is compact, so it is easy to walk around. For journeys outside the central... More


The city is home to two universities, Newcastle, which was created in 1963, and the former... More

Day Trippin'

Trips across the River Tyne are made easier with discount travel cards that allow international... More

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Portland Green Student Village

From: £95 p/w

Portland Road, Newcastle