Self Drive in UK : Newcastle England

I always wanted to find out how does Newcastle in England look like?  Is it similar with Newcastle in Australia?  I did my undergraduate at University of Newcastle in Australia and during my student exchange program to Japan, students from other part of the world would ask which University I came from. The minute I told them I am from “Newcastle University”, they would think I am from England. Pretty funny.  Probably Australia Newcastle University is less famous as compared to England Newcastle University.

However, Ali Baba – Jack Ma recently set up a USD $20 millions “Morley and Ma scholarship” for Newcastle University in Australia for memory of his good friendship with Morley family.  With that, may be more people would know about the Newcastle University in Australia.  It is very interesting to learn about Morley and Jack Ma’s story and their remarkable friendship!

Newcastle Upon Tyne

Newcastle is about 103 miles south of Edinburgh but 277 miles north of London.  The thing I most wanted to see is Newcastle University in England. The different between Newcastle in England and Newcastle in Australia is there is a castle in Newcastle in England but there is no castle in Newcastle in Australia 🙂

Newcastle Castle Keep

The Castle Keep has a well preserved structure and offers great views over Newcastle.  If you think you can handle a lot of steps, go challenge this Castle Keep and conquer the Newcastle city view.

Newcastle Castle Admission :

  • Adult : GBP 6.5
  • Child (5-15 years) : GBP 3.9
  • Operating hours : 10 am to 5 pm
  • Get your ticket at the Black Gate

Newcastle Castle Keep

Royal Station Hotel in Newcastle England

This hotel offer the best location as it is located in the heart of the Newcastle city next to the metro system and the train station.

Royal Station Hotel

Newcastle City

Newcastle Upon Tyne England

St Mary’s Cathedral, Newcastle upon Tyne

Beautiful cathedral in the midst of the busy city, pretty strange but yes, it happen in Newcastle.

St Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle upon Tyne

Centre for Life

This is an educational center to learn about life science, great for children.  You may want to consider coming here if it is wet day outside.  Else you can just skip this place and go check the Castle Keep instead.

Centre of Life Admission :
Adult : GBP 13.00
Child 5-17 : GBP 7.50

Centre for Life Newcastle England

Tyne Bridge

Spotted a bridge in Newcastle England which look almost the same as Sydney Harbor Bridge in Australia, both bridges has the signature arch shape.  Who is the copy cat?

Tyne Bridge Newcastle England

Found a graffiti on the building wall with beautiful Tyne Bridge.

Newcastle University

We parked our car at one of the campus in the Newcastle University, then walked to Market Street to have our lunch.

Newcastle University England

Amstrong Building Newcastle University

This is one of the most stunning and oldest building in Newcastle University, called Amstrong Building.  I like the red bricks used in this beautiful masterpiece.


Amstrong Campus Newcastle

We walked around the campus but pretty quiet as it was a Sunday.

Newcastle University UK

Newcastle University UK

Finally reached Haymarket and we had some Asian Food, ordered an unagi /eel don set and two bowls of udon noodles hot chili soups.

Unagi Don in Haymarket Newcastle

Yummy Beef Udon in Hot Chili Soup Base

Beef udon

Self Drive in UK : Newcastle England

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