Newcastle-upon-Tyne is one of the foremost tourist destinations in the United Kingdom (UK) because of its modern cultural offerings as well as its historical ones. The city often simply called Newcastle is located in England's north east region and is a populous urban center possessing membership within Britain's Core Cities Group. The thriving metropolis is an eclectic mix of modern structures like the Tyne Bridge and carefully preserved Georgian style structures reminiscent of its recent past. One of the best ways to explore all that Newcastle has to offer while on holiday there is arguably by taking to the city streets and suburban countryside in a rental car.
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High Gosforth Park
NE3 5HN Newcastle upon Tyne
|Mo. - Su.||07:00 - 20:00|
|Bank Holiday||07:00 - 20:00|
24 h return
Available vehicle categories: Compact Cars & Sedans, Sports cars & convertibles, 4x4 / SUV
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NE8 2TD Gateshead
|Mo. - Fr.||08:00 - 18:00|
|Sa.||08:00 - 13:00|
|Su.||09:00 - 12:00|
|Bank Holiday||09:00 - 12:00|
Available vehicle categories: Compact Cars & Sedans, Sports cars & convertibles, 4x4 / SUV, Truck
There is no shortage of vehicle style, size, and configuration options available to those who want to rent a car in Newcastle. Large parties or families traveling in the area will love the fact that vans, roomy sports utility vehicles, and good safety rated station wagons are widely available for rent. People involved in adventure sport activities while in Newcastle take advantage of SUV vehicles for rent in the area. Additionally, various styles and sizes are available to travelers who just want an affordable, comfortable car to cruise about the city. Visitors renting cars in the area can expect to see well-known, popular brands like Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW, Volkswagen, and Ford in the car rental fleet.
Newcastle situated along the river Tyne has a long, rich history, and its many museums serve to remind locals and educate visitors about the area's past that extends back to the second century. Some notable museums in the area include the Great North Museum and the Beamish Museum. The Great North Museum has been newly renovated, and it now incorporates the collections from the Hancock Museum as well as exhibits from the city's Museum of Antiquities. The Great North Museum largely features collections and displays of ancient history. The Beamish Museum on the other hand is a living museum focusing on Britain's Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian time periods. This museum also includes a learning center that teaches visitors heritage skills like vegetable gardening and bee keeping.
Newcastle contains the most historic structures of any of Britain's metropolitan areas mainly because it was a strategic border location for the ancient Roman empire and was commonly known as that empire's northern border. The ruins of the wall built by the Roman emperor Hadrian remains in Newcastle as well as the ancient castle for which the city was named. Many travelers undertake a sightseeing tour of these historic destinations once they receive the keys to their car rental.