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Newcastle-upon-Tyne - Northumberland
Newcastle-upon-Tyne is commonly known as Newcastle. The city is located in the North east of England, on the north bank of the River Tyne. The city has an approximate population of 280,000 residents.

Newcastle is well known for its shopping. With a variety of high street stores, popular designer stores and independent stores. The city is also home to many shopping centres with one of their most popular being the Eldon Square shopping centre.

Newcastle United Football Club is known as the Magpies and plays its home games and St. James’ Park. Stars of the club in recent years include Alan Shearer, Andy Cole and Paul Gascoigne.

One of Newcastle’s housing developments is Ralph Erskine's Byker Wall, designed in the 1960s and now Grade II listed. It is on UNESCO's list of outstanding 20th century buildings.

Newcastle is also home to many cultural attractions including Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, the largest gallery of its type in the world. Other popular cultural attractions include the Hatton Gallery, National Glass Centre and Bedes World.

Newcastle is home to many famous past and present residents including Cheryl Cole (singer/dancer), who was born in the city in the Walker district. Others incude Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly (TV presenters) and Sarah Millican (comedian).

Neighbouring towns to Newcastle include Gosforth (2 miles), Felling (3 miles), and Ryton (6 miles).


Brokers listed in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Henry F Dodds Insurance Brokers
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