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The Place of Geordies

Aug 17, 2007
Newcastle upon Tyne is situated in the North East of England. It is situated on the north bank of the River Tyne, and was founded in Roman times under the name Pons Aelius. People from Newcastle and surrounding areas are commonly called Geordies.

Newcastle has a reputation for being a fun loving city with many, restaurants bars and night clubs. It is in the top ten of the countrys top night spots. Popular areas for nightlife are Collingwood Street, Neville Street, the Central Station area and Osborne Road in Jesmond. Around the Bigg Market and the Quayside areas there are bars pubs and night clubs. The Bigg Market is legendary as one of the places to let your hair down and the wearing of a coat is always frowned upon. The Gate is a new complex which has bars, upmarket clubs, restaurants and a 12 screen multiplex cinema. The Times Square area of the city is known as the Pink Triangle and is the citys gay scene.

Two of the biggest department stores in the country Fenwick and John Lewis are to be found in Eldon Square. One of the leading city centre shopping malls in Europe. Eldon Square has over 140 shops bring together women, men and childrens fashion under one roof.

Every Sunday morning until mid afternoon on the quayside under the Tyne Bridge you will find a historic market with countless stalls selling every thing.

In China Town area is the Chinese Arch which is 11 3 metre high based on a Chinese Royal Palace architectural style it was designed by Mr Zhang Long Lai. As well as top quality Chinese restaurants is also has craft shops special supermarket and a Chinese New Year celebrations.

The Town Moor in Newcastle upon Tyne holds The Hoppings the largest travelling fun fair in Europe during the last week in June. The fair originally took place at Jesmond Dene before moving to the more spacious Town Moor, just north of the city centre.

The River Tyne is spanned by six bridges, which constitute the most famous view of the city. The three most famous have led the way for designs around the world. The Tyne Bridge is the best known, built in 1925 to 28. The High Level Bridge was designed by Robert Stephenson and was the worlds first road and railway bridge the railway being carried above and the road below. The latest is Gateshead Millennium Bridge, the first opening bridge to be built across the River Tyne for more than 100 years.
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Douglas Scott works for The Rental Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The Villa Rental Site
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