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Geordie Guide: Geordie Landmarks

Noo tha yoor heor at The Toon University yee might want te knaa a bit more aboot Geordies an stuff

Tyne Bridge

Built by Dorman Long and Co. who also built Sydney Harbour Bridge. At the time the Tyne Bridge was the world's longest single span bridge and was officially opened on 10 October 1928 by King George V.

Theatre Royal

Opened in February 1837, the Grade I listed Theatre Royal dominates the heart of Newcastle’s Grainger Town.

Tyneside Cinema

Dixon Scott, great uncle of Hollywood directors Sir Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Alien) and Tony Scott (Top Gun, True Romance), built and opened the Tyneside Cinema in 1937.

Central Arcade

This stunning Edwardian shopping arcade was originally built in 1837 and was later rebuilt in 1906 following a fire.

St James Park

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Angel of the North

Designed by renowned sculptor Antony Gormley and constructed in 1998, the Angel dominates the Gateshead skyline.

Eldon Square

 Eldon Square is the main shopping centre in Newcastle and just a short walk from campus.

Chinatown Gate

 A traditional paifang, or Chinese Arch, was constructed in 2005 and marks the entrance to Newcastle's very own Chinatown based around Stowell Street.

Tyne River God

Bronze sculpture of the River God Tyne by David Wynne was commissioned for the Civic Centre's opening in 1968.

The Metro

Work began on the Metro system in 1974 and it was opened in 1980 by Her Majesty, The Queen.  The Metro lines run through the centre of Newcastle linking the Coast, the Airport, Gateshead, Sunderland.... all you have to do is sit back and relax!

Exhibition Park

Exhibition Park was once part of the Town Moor and the Royal Jubilee Exhibition was held here in 1887 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s 50th year on the throne. It wasn't until 1929 that it became commonly known as Exhibition Park. The Park is adjacent to campus and just a short walk from the city centre. Take a virtual tour here.

Gateshead Millennium Bridge

 

The Millennium Bridge is a pedestrian and cyclist tilt bridge spanning the River Tyne between Gateshead and Newcastle.

 

Grey's Monument

 Built in 1838 as a monument to Charles Grey, the 2nd Earl Grey, Grey's Monument was built local architects John and Benjamin Green whilst the statue was created by the sculptor Edward Hodges Baily (creator of Nelson's statue in Trafalgar Square).

Castle Keep of Newcastle Upon Tyne

The Castle Keep was built between 1168-1178 and occupies a prime position overlooking the river Tyne.  Although it was made military redundant in the mid 14th Century it remains an excellent example of a Norman Keep.

Northumberland Street

Northumberland Street is Newcastle's main shopping street.  The flagship Fenwick store was opened here in 1882 by John James Fenwick, bringing the then new concept of 'the department store' to Newcastle.

Sage Gateshead

Find out more about the Sage Gateshead here.