NEWCASTLE United Kingdom
The festive city filled with 2,000 years of history
Located in the North East of England, Newcastle is one of the most festive cities in the United Kingdom due to the large number of students in the local population. It has a whole host of museums, attractions and monuments to visit. The city, with its 2,000 years of history, combines ultra-modern buildings with classical Georgian architecture.
You can travel to Newcastle all year round on flights departing from Rennes, via Southampton with Flybe and via Paris-CDG with Air France.
- Capital city: London is the capital of the United Kingdom
- Climate: Temperate
- Time difference with France: 1 hour behind
- Currency: Pound sterling
- Official language: English
- Travel document requirements: Passport or valid national identity card
- Tourist information: www.visitbritain.com
The best of North East England
Newcastle is located opposite Gateshead, separated by the River Tyne. The city is the ideal holiday location to discover not-to-miss tourist sites, such as the Gateshead Millennium Bridge and the Angel of the North statue. The city is filled with restaurants and bars for a relaxing break.
Culture above all
Newcastle is internationally renowned for its arts and culture. Apart from the many historic sites and monuments, the city hosts a wide variety of festivals and events. Parks and gardens are dotted all around the city, and everyone can take advantage of the many sporting facilities on offer.
During your stay, don’t miss the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, a free art gallery that houses temporary exhibitions. Another not-to-miss site is the Castle Keep, built in the 11th century on the site of the “New Castle” by the son of William the Conqueror, and which gave the city its name. The stunning view from the battlements is worth the climb!