I spent just one night in Newcastle, as a launching point to visit the Sunderland's University.The weather was rather brittish, increasing the sensation of a sad and cold city. Wrong idea? Maybe!The hotel was located in a very difficult place to find, but we had the chance of being helped by an Avis member. He just took the car we were leaving (15 minutes after closing time) and drove us to the hotel. What a nice guy!
A nice comercial gallery in the center, but... where is everybody?
Something lively, or almost.
Built in 1926, this bridge was, at that time, with its 389 meters long, the longest single span bridge (162 meters).
It is not anymore, it is only the tenth higher structure in town, but it became a symbol of Tyneside, and a highlight in a city where there is not much to see.
Address: The Tyne
Directions: Crosses the Tyne between Newcastle and Gateshead
Started in the 11th century, this small cathedral got its final look in the 19th, with most of its elements coming from the 14th and 15th.The most remarkable detail is the top of the tower, a lantern tower built in the 15th century and longtime used to help the ships.
Address: 42 Mosley Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1DF
Directions: Turn right out of the Central Station and walk about five minutes