Newcastle is at the heart of a region full of historical and natural interest. You can visit Hadrian's wall, a World Heritage site that survives from the ancient world or Durham Cathedral, built by the Normans, Alnwick Castle the ancestral home of the Duke of Northumberland with magnificent new gardens on the grand scale, or many other places that record the region's story . By contrast, Newcastle itself is modern and lively, with bars and clubs full of party people that make its   nightlife rate in the world's top 10. It is quite an eye-opener to walk the Quayside amidst the bridges old and new.  For a quieter side of life you can head out through unspoilt, rural Northumberland towards Kielder Water, Europe's largest man-made lake.  We have quiet forests, wild hillsides and un-crowded beaches.   See the links page for more information.    
                                  

Alnwick Castle

Durham Cathedral

Kielder Water

Millennium Bridge

Hadrians Wall

Housesteads

Newcastle  Gateshead Nightlife