Newcastle upon Tyne is a lively university city located in northeast England right on the River Tyne. Once a huge shipbuilding and industrial hub, today it has reinvented itself into a thriving centre of arts, business and the sciences. With Gateshead located right beside it, the symbol of the two great cities is the impressive Millennium Bridge complete with its distinctive tilting aperture. You'll find a real wealth of visitor attractions, culture and entertainment along with a large and well-developed retail centre. Visitors are always pleased to discover a sophisticated dining scene too, with Newcastle's excellent Indian restaurants doing a roaring trade alongside the city's famous nightlife spots, cafes and bars.