Cruise to Newcastle-upon-Tyne with MSC Cruises
A former industrial town, Newcastle-upon-Tyne today is a rejuvenated and modern city, with all the sights and delights of a bustling regional capital. If you’re travelling with MSC Cruise Lines on one of our Nordic or Northern European Cruise packages, you may wish to inject a burst of city culture to your holiday and step ashore in Newcastle, or go further inland to explore the rich heritage of northern England.
Newcastle sits on the River Tyne and boasts six impressive bridges; these can form a powerful first impression as your luxury liner pulls into port and the graceful double arch of the Millennium Bridge comes into view. Head to the city centre for a dose of history at the Castle Keep, which dates back to Norman times and to which the city owes its name.
Don’t miss the superbly elegant Grainger Town district, with its Neoclassical architecture; also home to the Theatre Royal and an array of lively restaurants, bars, cafes, galleries and independent boutiques. Those hunting for bargains can head to Eldon Square, the UK’s largest city-centre shopping complex, for ‘best of British’ shopping. Be sure to explore Grey’s Street and Grey’s Monument, erected to commemorate Earl Grey who also gave his name to the famous blend of aromatic tea. Alternatively, why not leave your luxury MSC cruise ship and go further afield for the best deals on local sights: we can help you make the most of your vacation with great day trips to nearby attractions, such as the Roman-built UNESCO site of Hadrian’s Wall.
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