The Newcastle Area

The Newcastle Area Travel Guide

Articles about The Newcastle Area

By Jennifer Bain
See our slideshow of 10 Amazing Bridges. They are a marvel of engineering. Their function is purposeful yet poetic. And they’ve inspired musicians, painters, and writers for centuries. Beyond the sheer practicality of crossing ravines and water, ...
By Jennifer Bain
By Dominique Browning
It is a cold, raw morning; a dusting of snow and ice crackles underfoot. My fingers are numb. The damp air seeps into my gloves and manages to get through my heavy boots as well. The sky is leaden. But all along the path I am following are elegant...
By Alice Rawsthorn
There was a time when, if you had told your friends that you were taking a trip to Bilbao, they would have wondered why you were going to a shabby, terrorism-scarred Spanish city. Nowadays, they'd envy you for visiting the world's most talked-abou...
By Stephen Whitlock
The people of Northern England believe in angels—or at least in the Angel of the North, which appeared on a hillside near Newcastle in 1998. Standing 65 feet high, with a wingspan wider than that of a Boeing 757, it is the largest sculpture in Bri...
By Susan Welsh
Trip 1 Instead of Brittany, France Go to Rügen, Germany Why This island in the Baltic Sea was a getaway for the East German elite during the Cold War. With its 400-foot-high chalk cliffs and white-sand beaches, Rügen now attracts a stylis...

Things to do in The Newcastle Area

Where: On the South Bank of England’s River Tyne, between Gateshead and Newcastle.


Stats: 413 feet wide; 164 tall when open.