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Newcastle upon Tyne is one of the most energetic and vibrant cities located in the northern part of England. It was an industrial center in the past, but today it is a city with a very good nightlife and full of many cultural attractions, most of them located right in the attractive city center. The humor and warmth of the Geordie spirit is unique, so tourists can expect a very warm welcome and a pleasant experience in this city. Also the citizens of Newcastle upon Tyne are very passionate for their Newcastle United FC, so football fans would enjoy the city too. Those interested in history should know that Newcastle heritage goes all the way back to the ancient Roman times. Around the city you will see the remains of the ancient Hadrian`s Wall. Castle Keep is another historic spot from the 12th century, while the magnificent Theatre Loyal and Victorian and Georgian facades located on the Grey Street are among the most elegant in England.
Newcastle`s weather is milder in comparison to cities from the south of England. Summer temperatures are about 20 C on average, while December and January have average temperatures around zero degrees. Although Newcastle has a coastal location, it is still a very dry city as the nearby North Pennines provide good shadow. Summer months are full with art exhibitions, food shows and music festivals attracting lots of tourists. Especially popular is the Great North Run which takes place every September. Over fifty thousand runners take place in this marathon race and the city gets very cheerful during the period of this event.
The nightlife in Newcastle is very rich and the Bigg Market area is well known for the clubs, pubs and bars that offer great entertainment. There are also many other spots in the city besides this area where you can have fun. When it comes to shopping there are lots of designer stores and boutiques, as well as popular riverside markets.
Besides enjoying by the river, shopping and fine dining, you can go visit many interesting things in Newcastle. Segedunum Roman Fort should not be missed. It is one of the most attractive landmarks of the city, featuring museum of artifacts, a bathhouse and a replica of the Hadrian`s Wall which once was over hundred kilometers long. The Great North Museum Hancock is a home of the richest historic collection that you can find. You can see some pretty amazing things, such as Egyptian mummies, interactive models, old artifacts and other attractive stuff. There is also a planetarium and a natural world where you can see life-size skeletons from dinosaurs and other animals. Angel of the North is a popular Newcastle landmark located in Gateshead. This sculpture is twenty meters high, weighs over two hundred tons, and the wingspan of the Angel is over fifty meters long. The Sage Gateshead, Discovery Museum, Laing Art Gallery and St. James' Park are a few other interesting spots for you to visit and admire in Newcastle.
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