Newcastle upon Tyne Local Customs

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  • 1. Geordie - language

    Perhaps more than any other in the country, the Geordie dialect can seem impenetrable to a non-Geordie, (a Geordie being a native of Newcastle). The differences between this and standard English...

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  • 2. beer...beer..beer

    Newcastle Brown Ale is the best known beer from Newcastle. It's been brewed in the city since the 1920s and it's famous blue star logo has been there since the start. It’s available on draught, in...

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  • 3. girls...girls...girls

    You may notice when you visit Newcastle that there is the occasional coat shop....This is for Tourists only who think Newcastle is cold.... All year round in Newcastle on a night time you will see...

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  • 4. Sandgate

    Historically, Sandgate was the area of the Quayside to the east of the city centre where the “keelmen” lived and operated. A keel is a traditional boat of this...

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  • 5. Quayside Sunday Market

    This is a Newcastle institution and has been operating in this same spot for several hundred years. On a Sunday morning the road along the Quayside is closed to...

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  • 6. A beach on the Tyne

    It has become popular in recent years to introduce a little of the seaside atmosphere into our cities, and Newcastle has joined the trend. This small patch of...

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  • 7. New Year's Eve Parade

    New Year's Eve is a big deal here on Tyneside! Maybe this is because the city is not very far from the Scottish border (and in Scotland Hogmanay is bigger than...

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  • 8. Fenwicks' windows at Christmas

    Fenwicks department store is a Newcastle institution. Every Christmas since 1971 the large windows that run the length of the shop along its Northumberland...

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  • 9. Northumbrian pipes

    These traditional North Eastern instruments (played here by a busker on the Quayside) work on a similar principle to the Scottish bagpipe but while the sound is...

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  • 10. Wear the strip with pride!

    In Newcastle the wearing of the football team's black and white striped shirt isn't something restricted to matchday. The Toon Army wear their colours as a...

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  • 11. Dressing Down

    It was mid-February during our visit and pretty cold as you'd expect but we could count on one hand the number of people wearing coats. We were wrapped up in 3...

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  • 12. Larn Yersel a Geordie

    Geordie dialect is widely used by the folk living in Newcastle and places nearby Tyne river. Some Geordie patriots would even argue it's a whole different...

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  • 13. Of stotties and pints of OJ

    The Stotties are not , as their name might suggest as sub-species of the Geordie tribe.I remember them well from student days, When college cooking dropped to...

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  • 14. 'Chip Butties'

    'Chip Butties' are the official food of the English. To make them you need bread, butter and chips (like thick french fries) Butter the bread, cram a load of...

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  • 15. Weather

    The range of average monthly temperatures in Northumberland is between 6C (in January and February) and 18C (in July and August). October – December are usually...

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  • 16. Food

    Being an essentially rural County, the foods of Northumberland are mostly of the traditional country type, especially lamb, fish, game, cheese and bread....

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  • 17. Newcastle has submitted a bid...

    Newcastle has submitted a bid to become capital of culture in 2008 and looks like it might win with a great mix in cultures here and everyone gets along....

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  • 18. When visiting Newcastle pay...

    When visiting Newcastle pay attention to the maps that are around the city centre as they give locations of interesting places to see.Such as the Discovery...

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  • 19. The local people in Newcastle...

    The local people in Newcastle have a strong accent that can be difficult to understand. They are often known as ‘Geordies’ and they are renowned for their...

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  • 20. Salute !

    Its customary to salute a Magpie ( the mascot of Newcastle United) if you see one in or around Newcastle...as "one is for sorrow", however if saluted then...

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  • 21. The Quayside - Unbeatable

    All I can se if that you must visit the Quayside for a few cheeky drinks.One of the best atmospheres in the world

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