Going on a Newcastle trip one might expect to find only signs of coal and industry, but that’s not what you’ll actually find nowadays. Modern-day Newcastle is very stylish, a very cool urban centre that knows everything there is to know about taking care of itself and those who come to visit.
Newcastle has created a reputation as being something of a hipster capital, a reputation that was that much easier to build thanks to the deep-rooted traditions of its locals, the Geordies.
In general they’re a very independent bunch of individuals, tied together by history and something of an impenetrable dialect – actually the closest language to 1500-year-old Anglo-Saxon language currently left in England, but they’re also hard-working and proud.
The city also offers quite a few sites and attractions to its visitors, ranging from museums to art centres, but we’ll start talking about probably the most famous view in Newscastle, the Tyne Bridges.
The Tyne Bridge is the most famous of the cluster, having been built between 1925 and 1928, at about the same time that the Sydney Harbour Bridge was being built, and it has to be said that it does look something like that Australian one.
Then there’s the little Sing Bridge which pivots in the middle to let ships through, and nearby is the High level bridge, designed by none other than Robert Stephenson, the world’s first road and railway bridge, built in 1849.
The Discovery Museum is a great place to see the rich history of the Tyneside. The exhibitions are spread across three floors of what used to be the Co-operative Wholesale Society building, and around a massive thirty meter long ship, the Turbinia, the world’s fastest ship in 1897.
Then for a more unique experience, and if you’re traveling with children, you can go to the Seven Stories, which is a wonderful conversion of a beautiful Victorian mill; this is actually a very interactive museum dedicated to the world of children’s literature.
There are many other secrets and attractions that the city has to offer, and the best way to see as many of them as possible is with the help of our Newcastle car hire services.