Newcastle is located in the North East of England and is situated on the Tyne River. It is the main city in the county of Northumberland. The city received its name when a Norman castle was built there in 1080 by Robert II, a son of William the Conqueror.
The most iconic image of the city is the Tyne Bridge (a compression arch suspended-deck bridge) that connects Newcastle with Gateshead on the other side of the river. It is part of the Quayside area of the city, which has recently been rejuvenated to become a centre for culture and recreation in the area. There is a Sunday market, from 9:30am to 2pm, with stalls selling crafts, artwork and fashion items. There are also public art installations along the promenade.