About the area:
Newcastle is the largest city in the North East of England. Newcastle has a colorful past that dates back to the Romans. Once upon a time it was known around the world for its ship building industry that was centered along the banks of the river Tyne. Recent years have seen a surge in development and restoration, bringing Newcastle to what it is today, a stylish, historical, bustling city.
The big attractions are the Life museum, which offers interactive rides and displays; an outdoor ice rink (in the winter); and the quayside, with the world famous Millennium Eye Bridge and the new Baltic arts center.