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Newcastle serves as the regional capital for a population of over two million people across the North East of England. The City of Newcastle has a dramatic two thousand year history. It has a tradition of innovation, a unique landscape and a distinctive culture and identity.
The city centre boasts the best classical Georgian architecture outside Bath. The redeveloped Quayside with its spectacular bridges, old and new, has created a waterfront to rival any in Europe. Newcastle is a vibrant 24-hour city, which has an international reputation for sport, shopping, nightlife, historic architecture, urban parks and the contemporary arts. This reputation has been enhanced by developments such as the Baltic Art Gallery, the Sage Centre for Music, the Grainger Town Project and the Great North Run.
Newcastle is also a centre for further and higher education, with two universities and a higher education college, bringing over 50,000 students to the city.
The area has excellent schools, both independent and state-run. Notable facilities include theatres, a wide range of cinemas, museums, art galleries, libraries and an orchestra. In sporting terms, the area has a prominent position with regard to football and rugby, together with a high level of general sports and leisure facilities. Other sports available include angling, bowls, cricket, golf, rambling, riding and squash. The area offers an excellent quality of life with good housing available at a relatively low price, compared with many other parts of the United Kingdom. There is a wide choice of schools in both private and state sectors. There is easy access to the beautiful Northumberland coastline or the border forests and fells.
For travel further afield, there are good links to the motorway network via the A1(M). London is less than three hours away by rail on the East Coast main line. Newcastle International Airport is easily reached for national and international travel, whilst there are ferry links from North Shields to Scandinavia and Germany.