Discount Hotels Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Historical interest: Newcastle-upon-Tyne
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Since WWII traditional forms of employment have largely been replaced by more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
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
Newcastle Marriott Metro Centre
Menzies Silverlink Park
Britannia Hotel Newcastle Airport and 15 days parking
Holiday Inn Newcastle City
Quality Hotel Newcastle
Jurys Inn Newcastle
Newcastle Marriott Hotel Gosforth Park
Copthorne Hotel Newcastle
Swallow Imperial Hotel
Royal Station Hotel
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