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Newcastle is the largest city in the northeast of England, popular for shopping, restaurants, bar diners, historic castle, cathedrals, museums, boat trips, Angel of the North, Roman Fort at Wallsend, and visiting Hadrian's Wall.

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The Train Station is situated in the city centre close to many top attractions, and the quayside with many bar dines and historic bridges, as seen top right. There are a number of bar/diners along the quayside by the bridges, and a small man made beach. Large Image of the Newcastle Bridges.

Newcastle Castle is situated a short walk north of the train station, between the station and quayside. This is a top attraction with many floors to explore. The views from the top are amazing, over the bridges, cathedral, and city. Newcastle Castle Large Image.

St Nicholas Cathedral, seen right, is next to the castle, and St Mary's Cathedral a few hundred yards south by the train station, both interesting to visit.

One of the must see attractions on the south side of Newcastle is the Angel of the North, as seen second bottom. This 66 feet high metal art sculpture was completed in 1998 to serve as a symbol of Newcastle evolving from an industrial town for coal, iron and shipbuilding, to a modern city with attractions for the vast tourism trade. Angel of the North page.

On the north side of Newcastle is the Wallsend Roman Fort with viewing tower, as seen bottom right, a popular visitor centre for the start of Hadrian's Wall that runs from Newcastle to Carlisle, 60 miles west on the west coast of England. There are regular trains of the Tyne and Wear Metro that run from Newcastle centre to Wallsend Station, from where it is a short walk to the Roman Fort.

Newcastle is a good base for visiting Hadrian's Wall, with the main section of Hadrian's Wall being about 20 miles west. There are regular buses and trains to the towns of Hexham and Haltwhistle, from where you can use the Hadrian's Wall Bus to take you around the main sections of the wall remaining, and the Roman forts and towns.

The Metro Centre is a vast shopping centre on the south side of Newcastle with its own train station. About 4 trains per hour run between Newcastle train station and the Metro Centre. Website for a list of Stores, Restaurants and Events.

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