NEWCASTLE’S 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 it’s fully-independent no recommendations are ads!
Newcastle upon Tyne, northeast England’s 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 city’s 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 city’s 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
★ Grainger Town
★ Outside the Centre
APP FEATURE: ITINERARIES
★ Grainger Town In-a-Morning
★ Newcastle In-a-Day
★ 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 Newcastle’s Best is freely available by installing above. The only restrictions are that this will only work when you’re 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. He’s 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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