England: Newcastle upon Tyne

Next is a large city of Newcastle upon Tyne. You can probably imply a lot from the name alone – it has a castle and a large river. It’s actually a very old city, built on the place of an earlier Roman settlement – Pons Aelius. The son of William the Conquerer built a castle on the site of an old Roman one and hence the name – Newcastle. The castle is spectacular and is the symbol of the city, as is an equally beautiful 14th century St Nicholas Cathedral. The city is also famous for multiple old bridges spanning the Tyne river, most over 100 years old. And there are many old historic buildings in the town center, as well as a massive Grey’s column in the very heart of the city.