UK Swing Dance event | The Balboa Gathering 2012

Newcastle upon Tyne

North East England

The Balboa Gathering 2013 is being held in a beautiful venue in Newcastle upon Tyne. Seven bridges unite the city of Newcastle with the town of Gateshead on the south bank of the spectacular River Tyne, forming a diverse and extremely vibrant visitor destination. If you’re a first time visitor you won’t fail to be amazed at what we have to offer. Newcastle city centre is compact but brimming with exciting things to do, including galleries, museums, shopping, beautiful architecture, entertainment and fantastic nightlife.

Taxi's are cheap in the City, and also because the City is so compact, you can easily walk. There is not a long distacne between Metro stops.

Just down the road in Gateshead there is the iconic Angel of the North and a massive shopping centre The Metrocentre.

Take an extra day or two to investigate the North East Coastline, which is accessible by a short, 20 minute Metro journey. Visiting Alnwick (in the Northumberland countryside) is a bus ride away where there is the magnificent Alnwick Castle and Alnwick Gardens,

Your visit to North East England for The Balboa Gathering is also an opportunity to stay a while longer and sample the delights this beautiful region has to offer. You will find that eating out in the North East is great value and getting around is easy with the efficient Train, Metro and Bus system. The region is also home to some fantastic breweries, so if you like real ale there are plenty to sample here.

Once most famous for it's mining and industry, Newcastle has developed into a spectacular modern city and popular tourist destination. Steeped in history and culture, the area is well known for it's friendly locals.

Newcastle upon Tyne scenery video:

We are proud to have some of the most beautiful countyside in the UK within an hour of the city. Northumberland is a fantastic place to explore if you love the outdoors. Enjoy heritage sites such as Hadrians Wall and National Trust properties. Or perhaps you prefer breathtaking hilltop views or spectacular beaches and castles?

Northumberland and North East scenery video:

You could also visit other wonderful areas of the UK within approximately 100 miles of Newcastle such as the Scottish capital Edinburgh, the scenic Lake District in Cumbria or North Yorkshire. The weather in September tends to be good so is usually a great time to explore further.

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