Newcastle upon Tyne

MP and I had a weekend at Newcastle upon Tyne.   We traveled by train via Leeds.

I did a bit of hooky as I enjoyed the passing scenery

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This is the Tyne Bridge, crossing the river Tyne, north east of England.

Linking Newcastle upon Tyne to Gateshead   In the distance is the Gateshead Millennium Bridge which tilts

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It reminded me of a smaller version of the Sydney Harbour Bridge

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on this corner as I turned around I came across ……

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Another bridge is the High Level Bridge which the trains go across.

The bridge was built for the York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway, and together with Stephenson’s Royal Border Bridge at Berwick upon Tweed, completed the line of a London-Edinburgh railway nowadays known as the East Coast Main Line. The bridge was opened to rail traffic, without ceremony, on 15 August 1849. It was officially opened on 27 September 1849 by Queen Victoria; and brought into ordinary use on 4 February 1850.[5]

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 this is the Swing Bridge which we walked across on our way to GatesHead

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the pic below is from the web.

Walking around Newcastle upon Tyne

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All in all a lovely city with a great pub called The Red House

It was really difficult to photograph so please use the link to see inside.  It was just amazing and we sat in every bar.  The pub is all connected with an old street going through it that is now covered over.  When you look from the outside it looks like two pubs, one red and the other white but it is all interconnecting…  We went into the ‘white pub’ for a drink.  A friend with us went to the toilet, coming back to say he ended up in the ‘redhouse’.   We worked out that we had done a pub crawl..of four bars…in the same pub..!!

Ya gotta love it.!!

Stay Posted     Love L

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3 thoughts on “Newcastle upon Tyne

  1. A very interesting pub. That “skeleton” on the wall is not a patch on our “Chloe” Did you meet many “Geordies”

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