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Historical interest: Newcastle-upon-Tyne

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As early as 122 AD the Romans built a fort beside the Tyne river as an extension of Hadrian's Wall. However, after their departure from Britain, the settlement fell dormant for six centuries.

After the Norman Conquest, the strategic importance of Newcastle's site was again realised and a 'New Castle' was built in 1080 by Robert, Son of William I. The town soon grew as an important merchant and trading post for Northern England, aided by Royal Charters which included the right to a mayor in 1261 and status as a county in 1400.

By the end of the fourteenth century the 'sea cole' trade to London and other ports had been established, although coal mining had begun much earlier. It became the key shipment point for coal mined in the whole area, saving it through the late 11th century when the wool trade declined.

During the Civil War royalist Newcastle was besieged for three months in 1644 and fell to the Earl of Leven's Scottish army. From the late seventeenth century, other trades and industries joined coal as producers of wealth and an enviable commercial infrastructure developed.

As a result of the squalid conditions that arose in the town centre, the wealthy began deserting, leading to the extensive rebuilding in the early 19th century, prompted by the Industrial Revolution. Growing industries such as shipbuilding and large scale engineering further contributed to the prosperity of the city, as well as intellectual developments such as the Durham College of Medicine (1832), the Mining Institute (1852), and Durham College of Science (1871).

During the great depression Newcastle suffered less than most towns because of its service industries, however its major industries begun a gradual decline. Since WWII traditional forms of employment have largely been replaced by more retail and service industries. The City's status as a regional centre has however been retained.

Recent city planning has seen a rejuvenation in the city's fortunes and improvements in transport came with the opening in 1980 of the Tyneside Metro, a rapid transport system. Throughout the 1990s Newcastle has worked hard to re-invent itself as a lively, vibrant and stylist city with plenty of modern construction.

Selection of hotels in this region:

Novotel Newcastle and 15 days parking


Britannia Hotel Newcastle Airport and 8 days parking

Britannia Hotel Newcastle Airport (Room Only)

Express by Holiday Inn Newcastle City Centre

Travelodge Newcastle Central

Travelodge Newcastle East

Newcastle, Holiday Inn

Village Hotel & Leisure Club

Vermont Hotel

Newcastle Marriott Metro Centre

Menzies Silverlink Park

Cairn Hotel

Britannia Hotel Newcastle Airport and 15 days parking

Holiday Inn Newcastle City

Quality Hotel Newcastle

Jurys Inn Newcastle

Novotel Newcastle

Newcastle Marriott Hotel Gosforth Park

Copthorne Hotel Newcastle

Swallow Imperial Hotel

Royal Station Hotel

Malmaison Newcastle

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