About Newcastle

Newcastle is a favourite destination for students due to its friendly nature. There are 2 universities in Newcastle – Newcastle University and Northumbria University, both ranked highly in the UK. Newcastle also has a focus on business and it has recently seen an increase in investment within the city.

Newcastle is a great city which has something for everyone. One thing is guaranteed – as a, student you will never get bored!

Take a look at a few interesting facts about Newcastle:

  • Newcastle is the the biggest city in the North East of England.
  • The library inside The Lit and Phil is the biggest independent library outside London, with more than 150,000 books.
  • The Robert Stephenson's High Level Bridge was opened in 1849 and is the world's first road/rail bridge.
  • The city has produced two of the best strikers in the history of English football - Paul Gascoigne and Alan Shearer.
  • Jimi Hendrix was discovered in New York City by Chas Chandler, a Geordie musician, record producer and manager.

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