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Newcastle Ferry Port

Newcastle Ferry Port
Newcastle Ferry Port
Newcastle Ferry Port

Newcastle is a vibrant friendly city, with a heritage spanning the past 2,000 years. Situated in the north east of England, on the banks of the River Tyne and surrounded by the scenic beauty of Northumbria. DFDS Seaways operates routes from Newcastle to Amsterdam, Kristiansand and Gothenburg, so to explore this great cities sail from Newcastle. An ideal place from which to tour the heritage coastline, with its unspoiled sandy beaches and sand dunes, or explore inland where you will find Hadrian's Wall and many castles dotted across the landscape.

The Romans built the first bridge over the River Tyne, guarded by a fort on Hadrian's Wall and named it Pons Aelius. Realising the strategic importance of the Roman site, the Normans built a wooden fort and the first 'New Castle' was created in 1080. This was later replaced in stone, the existing Keep, one of the finest examples of Norman military architecture, dates from 1172-77, the Black Gate from 1247. The Town Walls were built in the 13th and 14th centuries. Within the protection of these fortifications, in medieval times Newcastle developed into an important trading community and was one of the great provincial centres.

As early as Elizabethan times, Newcastle was exporting coal. Newcastle's chartered control of the river ensured that all coal from the area was shipped from its port. Coal was brought up the river Tyne from the nearby coal fields in 'keels' or small ships, transferred to large ships and exported from Newcastle (giving rise to the saying "coals to Newcastle"). The tax from this trade brought great wealth to the city. From the late 17th century other trades and industries developed, shipbuilding was one of the great industries associated with Newcastle, at one time 25% of the world's ships were built in the shipyards in this area. By the 19th century Newcastle was a centre for commercial enterprise and inventiveness, many trades and industries brought prosperity to the town, locomotive building by the Stephenson family, building of armaments, electric supply and steam turbines were just a few.

The prosperity of the times brought about the re-building of the city centre, the inspired team of developer Richard Granger, town clerk John Clayton and architect John Dobson were responsible for many of the fine streets and buildings of the period. The Mining Institute, Durham College of Science and the College of Medicine were all opened in the 19th century. At this time Newcastle became the place to go for good shops, large department stores and theatres, as it still is today. The River Tyne is spanned by six bridges, which constitute the most famous view of the city. The three most famous have led the way for designs around the world. The Tyne Bridge is the best known, built in 1925-28. Upstream the Swing Bridge stands on the line of the original Roman Bridge. The High Level Bridge was designed by Robert Stephenson and was the world's first road and railway bridge; the railway being carried above and the road below. The latest is Gateshead Millennium Bridge, the first opening bridge to be built across the River Tyne for more than 100 years.

Today's visitor will find Newcastle brimming with attractions old and new, a few of the highlights are; Earl Grey's Monument, St. Nicholas Cathedral, the Castle Keep, Bessie Surtees' House, and Blackfriars. If you feel like a break from sightseeing take time for a stroll in the beautiful park Jesmond Dean in the heart of the city. Newcastle can boast three large shopping centres, many fascinating museums as well as cinemas, theatres presenting a vast range of entertainment, sport and leisure centres, art-centres and a rich variety of clubs. restaurants, bistros and coffee shops catering for all tastes, pubs and bars all selling the local brew Newcastle Brown Ale and everything else you could wish for.

DFDS Seaways operates routes from Newcastle to Amsterdam, Kristiansand and Gothenburg, so to explore these great cities sail from Newcastle.

Operators Using Newcastle
DFDS Seaways
Newcastle to Amsterdam ferry
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Amsterdam, Netherlands
DFDS Seaways
Newcastle to Gothenburg ferry
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Gothenburg, Sweden
DFDS Seaways
Newcastle to Kristiansand ferry
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Kristiansand, Norway
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Harwich, United Kingdom
Esbjerg, Denmark
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Hook Of Holland, Netherlands
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Hull, United Kingdom
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