Welcome to Newcastle
This guide has recently been updated.
During the last decades Newcastle has developed into a prominent city regarding technical innovations and culture. This makes Newcastle to one of Great Britain’s most vibrant cities and a wonderful holiday destination with great shopping and an even better nightlife.
United by seven bridges across a spectacular riverscape, Newcastle (a city on the north bank of the River Tyne) and Gateshead (a town on the south bank) form a single, diverse and extremely vibrant visitor destination.
Newcastle-Gateshead Area: 480,000
|Currency||Pound Sterling (GBP) £1 = 100 pence|
|Opening hours||Most shops are open Mon-Sat 9am-5.30pm. Larger shopping malls are open until 9pm. On Thursdays shops are open later until approximately 8 pm.|
|Newspapers||Newcastle Evening Chronicle
|Emergency numbers||Emergency: 999
|Tourist information||NewcastleGateshead Visitor Information Centre
Central Arcade, Newcastle
Open Mon-Sat 9.30am-5.30pm. Closed on Sundays and holidays.
+44 191 277 8000