Language study abroadNewcastle upon Tyne
Language course in Newcastle upon Tyne:
THROUGH THE AGES
The former industrial and coal-mining city grew into one of the most happening cities in England. Old factories were converted into cultural venues. The best example of such a place is 'The Baltic'. The onetime mill, sitting directly on the shore of the River Tyne, is today a modern art museum. Many cultural spots, architecturally-interesting buildings and entertaining attractions can be found along the river. 'The Sage' concert hall isn't too far away from 'The Baltic'. The clamshell roof – a glass-steel construction – is home to concert halls, cafés, bars and shops. Along the Tyne a pulsating nightlife scene can be found, where the youth of Newcastle come to meet. Countless bars, restaurants and pubs border the river promenade. However not only the new Newcastle is itself impressive, but also the historical buildings such as 'The Castle', the old city wall or the 'Black Gate' are really worth seeing.
EXTRAORDINARY RIVER PANORAMA
The River Tyne separates the city of Newcastle from the community of Gateshed. Many impressive bridges join both river shores and make for an extraordinary panorama. Particularly the stately Tyne Bridge and the modern Gateshead Millennium Bridge lend a very special charm to the river view. One ought not to miss watching the passage of a boat through the Millennium Bridge. The tilting bridge, consisting of two arcs, one of which rises into the sky why the other is horizontal, can be tilted upwards with the help of 8 engines – an incredible spectacle. Newcastle is located in the county of Northumbria, home to beautiful scenery, long, sandy beaches and some impressive castles. No wonder that the area was used as a backdrop to Harry Potter, Braveheart and Elizabeth, which were all filmed here.