Newcastle upon Tyne is a large university city located, funnily enough, on the River Tyne and twinned with Gateshead. A former industrial hub of shipbuilding and manufacturing in the Industrial Revolution, today it’s an international centre for business, the sciences, arts and culture. Key attractions include the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, St James' football ground and the Discovery Museum. There are superb shops, cafes and bars to explore and an exciting dining scene with award-winning restaurants that bring in gastronomes from afar. Hankering after a delicious feast of pizza or pasta? Then check out the superb Italian restaurants in Newcastle upon Tyne for a real treat.