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Visit England - Tyne and Wear

Tyne and Wear, England
By UK Travel Guides

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The area inland from the north bank of the Tyne is mostly built up, though there are still tracts of rural calm and beauty. Dominating this region is Newcastle-upon-Tyne, one of Britain’s most important cities. It’s metropolitan area stretches out as far as the small towns of Tynemouth and Whitley Bay to the east, Longbenton to the north, and Throckley to the west. Industry made this part of Britain. It is real Geordie country, steeped in hard work and refreshed by Newcastle Brown Ale. (Why Geordie? The most likely reason is that Newcastle was the only town in the region to take the side of King George I, keeping the Jacobite rebels outside the gates.) People found work in coalmines, great engineering works and shipbuilding, and never travelled far to spend their leisure time or holidays. They headed for Whitley Bay or Tynemouth, eight miles east of the city centre on the...
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