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Newcastle Upon Tyne
T Y N E   &   W E A R
Newcastle is not the typical overbuilt and overcrowded Victorian industrial city. With its open city centre and classical architecture it looks as if its growth was planned and indeed it was, in the early 1820s by John Dobson, an architect; Richard Granger, a builder and John Clayton the town clerk. The result of their work is a city centre that is open and beautiful. The Central Station on Neville Street is Dobson's masterpiece, which is complemented by modern landmarks such as Newcastle University.

Newcastle traces its name back to the new castle that was built over a Roman fort by Normans in the 13th century. Not much is left of the castle but there is much to see in Newcastle including architecture that dates from the 17th century Guildhall, Quayside, to the award winning Civic Centre opened in 1968. One can explore the city's fine museums: the Museum of Science and Engineering, The Hatton Art Gallery, Hancock Museum, the John Joicey Museum of arms and armour, the Laing Art Gallery with its Edwardian Baroque collection or the bagpipe museum in the Black Gate.

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