Top Sights at Newcastle Upon Tyne

Tyne Bridge

Tyne Bridge,The Tyne Bridge is a through arch bridge over the River Tyne in North East England, linking Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead. The Bridge was designed by the engineering firm Mott, Hay and Anderson, who later designed the Forth Road Bridge, and was built by Dorman Long and Co. of Middlesbrough. The bridge was officially operated on 10 October 1928 by King George V and has since become a defining symbol of Tyneside. It is ranked as the tenth tallest structure in the city.

Newcastle UnitedFootball Club (NUFC)

NUFC is an English professional association football clubbased in Newcastle upon Tyne, which currently plays in the Premier League, thetop tier of English football. It was founded in 1892 by the merger of theNewcastle East End and Newcastle West End, and has played at its current homeground, St James’ Park, ever since. The ground was developed into an all-seaterstadium in the mid-1990s and now has a capacity of 52,353. They have won fourLeague Championship titles, six FA Cups and a Charity Shield, as well as the1969 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and the 2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup.

SAGE Gateshead

The Sage Gateshead is a concert venue and also a centre for musical education, located in Gateshead on the south bank of the River Tyne, in the North East of England. It opened in 2004 and is tenanted by the North Music Trust. The venue is part of the Gateshead Quays development, which also includes the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and the Gateshead Millennium Bridge. Sage Gateshead is the home of Royal Northern Sinfonia, hosts concerts from a wide range of internationally famous artists, and those who have played at the venue include Above and Beyond, Blondie, James Brown, Bonobo, Andy Cutting, De La Soul, Nick Cave, George Clinton, Bill Callahan, Crosby, and others.

Millennium Bridge

The Millennium Bridge is a pedestrian and cyclist tilt bridge spanning the River Tyne in England between Gateshead's Quays arts quarter on the south bank, and the Quayside of Newcastle upon Tyne on the north bank. Opened for public use in 2001, the award-winning structure was conceived and designed by architect WilkinsonEyre and structural engineer Gifford. The bridge is sometimes referred to as the 'Blinking Eye Bridge' or the 'Winking Eye Bridge' due to its shape and its tilting method.