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About Newcastle Upon Tyne
Newcastle upon Tyne, more commonly known as Newcastle, is located in Tyne and Wear, North East England, on the banks of the River Tyne. The United Kingdom's seventh-most populous city and the most populous in the North East, it is home to more than 280,000 people - known as "Geordies." The city evolved from a Roman settlement called Pons Aelius and got its name from a castle built by Robert, Duke of Normandy, in 1080.
Once one of the world's top shipbuilding centres, Newcastle now bases its economy on corporate business, digital technology, learning, and retail. Famous icons of the city include Newcastle Brown Ale, Newcastle United Football Club, and the Tyne Bridge. It has also staged the Great North Run (the world's most popular half marathon) every year since 1981.
Car hire in Newcastle Upon Tyne gives you access to Northumberland and all the attractions of North-East England, including Durham and Hadrian's Wall - a World Heritage Site extending over 110km. Other attractions include the medieval Belsay Hall, the atmospheric Lindisfarne Priory, and the magnificent Warkworth Castle and Hermitage.