centre of the North East of England
historic city of Newcastle
upon Tyne has a rich history, much of which is inextricably
linked to the River Tyne. For centuries, the industrial influence
of the city stretched across the globe. Shipbuilding, coal mining,
iron and steel production were the basis of the local economy in
East of England.
upon Tyne is the home of many famous people. Famous Geordies include
footballers Alan Shearer, Paul Gasgoigne, Chris Waddle and Peter
Beardsley plus World Cup legends Sir Bobby Charlton and Bryan Robson
have all come from Newcastle upon Tyne.
famous figures from history to have hailed from Newcastle upon Tyne
include George Stephenson, the Venerable Bede and King Edwn who
founded the historic city of Edinburgh.
upon Tyne has produced some of the finest musical acs ever to come
out of the UK. Bands such as the Animals, Dire Straights, The Police,
. Famous musicians from Newcastle upon Tyne include Sting, Mark
Knofler and Brian Johnson from ACDC.
upon Tyne Links
Wall - The
world heritage site in the region.
of the North - The
famous artwork in the North East of England.