Discover Collegiate Newcastle
Newcastle has an electric atmosphere all of its own. It’s a city in which to work hard and play hard. Newcastle is famous for its nightlife, which at one point was listed as the number one British tourist attraction by the Rough Guide to Britain. It’s also an important literary centre, which features the largest independent library outside of London, with over 150,000 books, 8,000 CDs and 10,000 LPs.
Newcastle is a stunning city to explore. From centuries old churches and the Victoria Tunnel, which opened in 1842 to transport coal beneath the city, to soaring contemporary structures like the Avison Library, the city is packed with things to see and do.
Shopping and entertainment options abound in Newcastle. The city is known as one of the north of England’s main shopping locations. It’s also packed with restaurants, cafés, bars, pubs, clubs and more. Cinemas, theatres and plentiful live music venues complete the offering.
On the sporting front, Newcastle also offers excellent variety. As well as Newcastle United Football Club, there are a number of non-league clubs and a leading women’s football team. Horse racing is available at Gosforth Park and other options include basketball and ice hockey. Newcastle is also home to several road-running races, including the Blaydon Race and the Great North Run.