Newcastle is rapidly developing into one of the best travel destinations in UK. The neoclassical center of the city called Tyneside Classical or Grainger Town was developed in the 1830s and has undergone restoration in the recent years.
The Leazes Park was built in 1873 and adjacent to this lovely area is the St. James Park. The Town Moor is another beautiful landscape in the city. The Exhibition Park, Ouseburn, Armstrong Park and Heaton Park are recreational areas in the city that are enjoyable for families.
The Tyne Bridge is a classic example of architecture. The Gateshead Millennium Bridge is known for its beauty. Visitors can take a peek into the past by visiting the remains of the Tynemouth Castle and Priory. The ruins of the Roman Fort at Segedunum are just a few minutes from the Wallsend Metro station. The New Castle was built on the site of the Roman Fort and is a beautiful structure to visit. The Hadrian's Wall is another Roman architecture that can be seen in the city. The Blue Carpet is a stunning pedestrian public square in the city center and is located on the New Bridge Street.
The city has a number of museums and art galleries including the Great North Museum, University Gallery and Baring Wing, Opus Art, Shipley Art Gallery, Laing Art Gallery, Stephenson Railway Museum, Centre For Life and Tynemouth Castle and Priory.
Newcastle is one of the best shopping destinations in North East England. The main shopping street of the city is the Northumberland Street. The Grainger Market is a lively Victorian style market. Other markets include the Eldon Garden Shopping Center, Eldon Square Shopping Centre, Metro Shopping Center, Land of Green Ginger Shopping Center, Royal Quays Outlet Shopping and the Monument Shopping Mall.
Newcastle has over seven masaajid; the At Tawheed Masjid or the Newcastle Central Masjid is one of the main Islamic centers in the city. Visitors can relish a delectable range of cuisines in Newcastle. The King Faisal Halal Indian Takeaway on Halewood Avenue serves a delicious South Asian menu. There are also a few Halal Turkish and Tandoori restaurants in the city.
Traveling by Tyne & Wear Metro is one of the safest, quickest and cheapest ways of moving around in the city. Public buses, taxis and car rentals are also preferred means of transport.