NEWCASTLES BEST is the ideal travel guide for your city break. It uses some 117 photos and 11,800 words to help you explore key NEIGHBOURHOODS; get detailed info on SIGHTS and ACTIVITIES; follow key ITINERARIES; and provide lots of suggestions of where to EAT, DRINK and be ENTERTAINED. All the content is original and since its fully-independent no recommendations are ads!
Newcastle upon Tyne, northeast Englands biggest city, sits proudly on the north bank of the River Tyne. A blend of the ancient and contemporary, the city is famous today for its shopping, universities, soccer team and its famously gregarious citizens who are known the world over as Geordies a reference to their support for King George II during the 18th-century Jacobite Rebellion.
But most visibly Newcastle is famed for its spectacular bridges. Most hark back to the citys glory days when men like George and Robert Stephenson, Charles Parsons, William Armstrong, Joseph Swan and John Walker, the inventor of the friction match, made it a hub for the Industrial Revolution. Tracing their heritage is a major draw but so to is the citys reimagining since as a centre of contemporary culture, not least in modern architectural wonders such as the Sage Music Centre.
APP FEATURE: TRIP PLANNING
Key before-you-go information, including:
Costs & Money
Seasons, Festivals & Events
APP FEATURE: NEIGHBOURHOODS
Meet the key city districts:
China Town & Blackfriars
Outside the Centre
APP FEATURE: ITINERARIES
Grainger Town In-a-Morning
Blackfriars & Chinatown In-a-Day
Quayside Stroll to Ouseburn
APP FEATURE: SIGHTS & INTERESTS
Backgrounders and practical advice on:
Art & Architecture
Kids & Families
Parks & Open Spaces
APP FEATURE: LISTINGS
Where best to eat, drink, shop and more:
Pubs & Cafes
Shops & Shopping
Venues, Theatres & Cinemas
APP FEATURE: TECHNICAL
One-click website LINKS.
One-click PHONE CALLS (on phones).
NAVIGATE quickly using the app's global search; internal hyperlinks, and its many images.
LOCATION info (using your device's GPS).
Detailed MAPS and the ability to ADD YOUR OWN markers.
Save and share FAVOURITES.
Easily CONTACT the author.
The entire contents of Newcastles Best is freely available by installing above. The only restrictions are that this will only work when youre online and only with intermittent ads.
An IN-APP PURCHASE eliminates all ads and allows you to take all the content (except maps) offline.
As a proud Geordie, Paul Shawcross is pleased to cover his home city in this app, although much of his work as a travel writer has been abroad, particularly in France penning guides for Thomas Cook and Michelin. Hes also authored articles for several magazines and leading periodicals including Living France, France Today and France Magazine. Paul is also the author of Nice's Best, another TouchSceeenTravels.com app.
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