Famously home to the Angel of the North, brown ale and shirtless football fans who don’t feel the cold, Newcastle is a fun and energetic place to call home.
Previously voted top British student city, along with the Guardian Travel guide’s recent admiration, the city is home to two higher education institutions.
Newcastle University which traces its history back to the early 19th century and is an esteemed member of the Russell Group – a leading association of research-focused higher education institutions. The Sunday Time 2014 league table put them in joint 18th position, meaning a pleasing rise for the uni, staff and the 19,000 or so students attending.
The University of Northumbria also calls Newcastle home, meaning a strong student presence in the North East – bringing in the bands, shops and student discounts the young population expects.
The city is a big weekend destination for city breaks and stag dos, meaning the nightlife ranges from the sophisticated to sick (literally), and students tend to learn pretty quickly where not to venture with a plummy southern accent. Newcastle has a big heart though, and the Geordie folk are more often than not a friendly bunch. The gritty industrial side to the city keeps a sense of normality amongst the adulation (and these days condemnation) of the idolised Newcastle United players and the luxury designer shopping that fills the city centre streets.
Points of Interest
- City Centre
- Newcastle University
- Northumbria University Newcastle
Student Accomodation in Newcastle
Newcastle has also been voted the 8th best party city in the world!... This time by US travel experts Wiessman Travel
Famously nicknamed Geordies - the term came about because Newcastle was the only North Eastern city to support George I and turned away the Jacobites
The first house to be illuminated solely by lightbulbs is in nearby Gateshead!