Newcastle – Overview

October 16, 2008 at 9:30 pm | Posted in General, Out and About, Tourism, Travel, UK | Leave a comment
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I came to Newcastle to visit relatives and I guess I’ll have to do that again in the future but without that impetus I’m not sure what the city has to recommend itself.
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It’s fine, it’s pleasant but not outstanding.


It has some interesting and well known bridges plus the upper/lower city dynamic I found fascinating in Edinburgh. Perhaps I’m being too harsh and using London too much as a benchmark?


Newcastle does have a long and colourful history and it’s compact enough for the casual tourist to wander.

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I’m not going to come back anytime soon but the city was pleasant for a short break.

While in Newcastle I stayed at (another) Euro Hostel. These looked like operational college dorms (during term months anyway). I booked for an ensuite but the room only had a salle de bain. So it was a communal bathroom. I should have asked but I didn’t care that much. That and I didn’t want to be a nuisance especially as the staff where particularly friendly. OK I’m weak. On that note I found everyone I encountered in Newcastle friendly and helpful.

More photos at Flickr.

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