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The Capital Of The North East Of England

Aug 17, 2007
The unofficially the capital of the north east of England is Newcastle. It is a city of both tradition and innovation. It has a population of Geordies and many other immigrant groups. It can be seen as cosmopolitan and famous for its hospitality.

Central areas of Newcastle include the Bigg Market, Grey Street, Haymarket, Quayside and Stowell Street.

The Bigg Market during the day compromise of a market three days per week. However it comes alive a night offering loud and brassy music within a small compact area.

Grey Street is a quieter area. The Theatre Royal is situated on this street which boosts of the Shakespeare Company.

The Haymarket is situated near both universities. Near by is Eldon Square and Eldon Gardens which are large shopping areas.

The Hancock Museum can be found locally. The Newcastle Playhouse is also in this region.

Newcastle Quayside is up and coming and consists of the Law Courts, the Millennium Bridge, the Arts Baltic Centre, and pubs and restaurants. Every Sunday morning there is a street market.

Stowell Street is Newcastles Chinatown. Restaurants to suit all pockets are in this area. The Chinese New Year is normally celebrated with a colourful dragon dancing on the streets.

Newcastle is famous for the drink of alcohol called Newcastle Brown Ale. It also has a famous football team as well as a newly built ground.

The Centre for Life is a vibrant and exciting centre which hosts an on going award winning exhibition based on the theme of life offering live science shows, an interactive dome theatre displays and family based laboratory workshops. In the winter months an outside ice rink is laid on at a small extra cost.

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art is ever changing calendar of exhibitions and activities at this landmark, former industrial building. From blockbuster exhibitions to community based work Baltic never fails to enthrall.

A true art factory the Laing Art Gallery has recently claimed the prestigious Large Visitor Attraction of the Year award, at the North East England Tourism Awards, this superb gallery has an impressive collection of fine and decorative art, including paintings by the members of the Pre-Raphealite Brotherhood group of painters. It also has an inspiring temporary exhibition programme showing everything from historic to contemporary pieces.

The Discovery Museum includes Romans and knights to shipbuilders and pitmen this is the place to come to discover the colourful history of the region. The regions biggest free museum houses some fun and fascinating collections. The gem of the collection is Turbina the worlds first boat to be powered by a steam turbine engine.
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Douglas Scott works and writes for Car Rentals The Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The Villa Rental Site
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