Newcastle, England

Newcastle is a city in north-east England, situated inside the metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear and on the north bank of the River Tyne. It is a vibrant friendly city, with a heritage spanning the past 2,000 years.

The River Tyne is spanned by six bridges, which constitute the most famous view of the city. Other attractions include; Earl Grey's Monument, St. Nicholas Cathedral, the Castle Keep, Bessie Surtees' House, and Blackfriars. Jesmond Dean park in the heart of the city is great for a relaxing stroll.

Newcastle also boasts three large shopping centres, many fascinating museums as well as cinemas, theatres presenting a vast range of entertainment, sport and leisure centres, art centres, clubs. restaurants, bistros and coffee shops.

Things to See and Do

* River Tyne Walk
* Roman fort at Segedunum
* Central Arcade
* Centre for Life – Science centre
* Castle Keep ruins

General information

Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Pound Sterling (£)
Language – English
Land Area – 122.7 sq km’s
Population – 285,000
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44

Port Location – The port of Newcastle is situated 16 km’s east of the centre of Newcastle on the north bank of the Tyne River.

Transport Links – Newcastle Airport is located on the northern outskirts of the city near Ponteland. It offers more than 80 destinations world-wide. Newcastle Central railway station is a principal stop on the East Coast Main Line and Cross Country Route. The city's other mainline station, Manors, is situated to the east of the city centre.
Train operator GNER provides a half-hourly frequency of trains to London, with a journey time of a little less than three hours. Virgin Trains, Northern Rail and TransPennine Express operate regular services to many other destinations including Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Carlisle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield.
Newcastle also has access to an international Ferry Terminal, located at nearby North Shields, offering services to destinations including Amsterdam, Kristiansand, Gothenburg, Stavanger, Haugesund and Bergen.

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Balmoral, In Search Of Northern Lights Ex Newcastle Return

Departure: 16 Mar 2021 From: Cruise line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Cruise Ship: Balmoral.

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Balmoral, In Search Of Northern Lights Ex Newcastle Roundtrip

Departure: 24 Mar 2021 From: Cruise line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Cruise Ship: Balmoral.

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Balmoral, Exploring The Canaries & Madeira Ex Newcastle Return

Departure: 01 Apr 2021 From: Cruise line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Cruise Ship: Balmoral.

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Balmoral, Fjordland Villages & Vistas Ex Newcastle Return

Departure: 17 Apr 2021 From: Cruise line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Cruise Ship: Balmoral.

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Balmoral, Belgian Chocolates & Floral Holland Ex Newcastle Return

Departure: 24 Apr 2021 From: Cruise line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Cruise Ship: Balmoral.

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Balmoral, Springtime Fjords In Five Nights Ex Newcastle Rountrip

Departure: 01 May 2021 From: Cruise line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Cruise Ship: Balmoral.

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Balmoral, Springtime Scenery Of Fjordland Ex Newcastle Return

Departure: 06 May 2021 From: Cruise line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Cruise Ship: Balmoral.

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Balmoral, Exploring Capital Cities Of The Baltic Ex Newcastle Return

Departure: 13 May 2021 From: Cruise line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Cruise Ship: Balmoral.

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Balmoral, One Night Cruise Ex Newcastle To Rosyth

Departure: 27 May 2021 From: Cruise line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Cruise Ship: Balmoral.

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Balmoral, Natural Wonders Of Iceland Ex Newcastle Return

Departure: 11 Aug 2021 From: Cruise line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Cruise Ship: Balmoral.

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Balmoral, Norway's Northern Fjords Ex Newcastle Return

Departure: 20 Aug 2021 From: Cruise line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Cruise Ship: Balmoral.

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Balmoral, Spellbinding Fjords Of Norway Ex Newcastle Return

Departure: 29 Aug 2021 From: Cruise line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Cruise Ship: Balmoral.

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Balmoral, Wine Regions Of Portugal Spain & France Ex Newcastle Return

Departure: 04 Sep 2021 From: Cruise line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Cruise Ship: Balmoral.

16 Night Cruise sailing from Newcastle roundtrip aboard Balmoral.

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Balmoral, Smaller Ship Mystery Cruise Ex Newcastle Return

Departure: 20 Sep 2021 From: Cruise line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Cruise Ship: Balmoral.

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Balmoral, Uncrowded Baltic Cruise Ex Newcastle Return

Departure: 30 Sep 2021 From: Cruise line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Cruise Ship: Balmoral.

12 Night Cruise sailing from Newcastle roundtrip aboard Balmoral.

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Balmoral, In Search Of Northern Lights Ex Newcastle Return

Departure: 15 Mar 2022 From: Cruise line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Cruise Ship: Balmoral.

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Balmoral, In Search Of Northern Lights Ex Newcastle Return

Departure: 24 Mar 2022 From: Cruise line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Cruise Ship: Balmoral.

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Balmoral, Canaries & Portugal With Funchal Flower Parade Ex Newcastle Return

Departure: 02 May 2022 From: Cruise line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Cruise Ship: Balmoral.

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