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Newcastle History By Timmonet.co.uk
ago Newcastle was a fortified town surrounded by city walls, some of the
walls are still visible today and can be visited at any time. The Westgate
area of Newcastle gained its name by being the Westgate of the City walls,
in Roman times Hadrian built his wall through the city starting at Carlisle
and ending at Wallsend. Again many parts of Hadrians wall can be seen
in and around the city. The Westgate Road area of Newcastle has changed
a lot over the years since Robert Stephenson resided here, some of it
is now a conservation area, having some of the oldest buildings in Newcastle.
This area of Newcastle has been used as
a location for many film and television productions, Catherine Cookson,
Spender and Byker Grove to name but a few. Even by today's standards Westgate
Road known as the Hill is a great place to be, it boasts a fantastic range
of on and off road motorcycle shops, specialists in engineering, accessories
and great places to eat. And only a few minutes away we have the Discovery
Museum, Newcastle's Centre for life and our famous football ground St
James's Park, home of Newcastle United. You can have a great day out,
look at all of the bikes, have an educational tour, take in a bit of culture
or wander into China town, have a meal and end a perfect day.
people of the Hill are very proud to be part of probably the most unique
street in the U.K.
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