Newcastle upon Tyne

Welcome to the culture capital of the UK.

    Newcastle and the North East has contributed so much to the world
  • The Electric Light - Invented by Josepth Swan The First street lights were errected outside what is now a bookshop at the monument/top of Grey St in Newcastle upon Tyne
  • The Turbinia - Produced by Lord Armstrong, who incidentally lived at Cragside in Northumberland which was The house was the first in the world to be lit by hydro-electricity. The worlds first steam turbine powered ship
  • Modern Railways - George Stephenson, the father of modern railways
Just think, we'd being living in the dark and travelling everywhere very slowly if not for the efforts of a few Northerners.

Then of course there's always the world famous
Bigg Market
as featured extensively in Viz home of Sid the Sexist and the Fat Slags.

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