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Newcastle upon Tyne - Still Evolving After Two Millennium

Dating back to Roman times and the name Pons Aelius, Newcastle is a city of contrasts: old, new and evolving.  Once a major English industrial centre, most of the industry - including the brewery of "Newcastle Brown Ale" and the shipyards in nearby Landsend which closed in 2006, have long since gone - but the new Newcastle and Gateshead, located across the River Tyne, are now retail and entertainment centers.

the city received its modern name  of Newcastle upon Tyne (or Newcastle for short) in 1080.  The city itself ranks 20th in population  but the Tyneside metro area, which includes Newcastle, is the 5th most populous in England.  

Downtown Newcastle and Gateshead Millennium Bridge - Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, Northumberland England UK  Tyne Bridge - Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, Northumberland England UK  The Sage Gateshead Concert Hall - Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, Northumberland England UK

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