The city was founded in the 2nd Century A.D. by Hadrian, then a Roman fort called Pons Aelius.
Today, the city is known for its iconic bridges and waterfront views.
People Born in Newcastle upon Tyne
Newcastle upon Tyne in People's Lives
Kanye West: I traveled here in 2008, where I got into an altercation with a paparazzi photographer outside the Tup Nightclub.
Liam Neeson: I lived here for two years, from approximately 1972 - 1974, studying to become a teacher. I had already tried various jobs and studies, including being a physics student, forklift operator, a truck driver, and a businessman at Guinness. I left my teaching studies and finally decided to purse acting.
Vivienne Westwood: I own a store here.