|Newcastle-upon-Tyne, more commonly referred to as simply Newcastle, is the largest city in the north-east of England.|
It has a rich and varied past, dating back to the Roman era, and at one time a quarter of all the world's ship building industry was centered here.
For several decades the city suffered economic decline and unfortunately gained a reputation for poverty and
However recent years have seen extensive restoration and rejuvenation in the city centre and so Newcastle is now surprisingly stylish.
In particular Newcastle has recently become synonymous with shopping. With several huge shopping centres, including Europe's largest, the city has become a Mecca for shopoholics all over the country.
And with a buzzing nightlife and excellent cultural scene it is now one of the UK's trendiest cities, and definitely worth a visit.
Use our handy A-Z of Newcastle to find out more about this thriving city.
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