The city of Newcastle boasts a strong sense of local identity among people from the north-east, with various reports rating it among the country's top tourist locations.
In particular, the city is home to one of the best nightlife atmospheres in the country, attracting people from all over the UK on weekends.
That is, in part, because Newcastle features an impressive array of clubs, bars and restaurants, suitable for people of different ages.
But if you intend to head to the city sometime soon, where should you consider visiting?
St James' Park
The home of Newcastle United Football Club, St James' Park is perhaps the most iconic sight in the city.
The stadium has a capacity of more than 52,000 and is known for its raucous atmosphere during Premier League and cup matches.
In order to get a taste of the passion of the locals, a trip to the football ground is certainly worth the money.
Newcastle is a city that really comes alive at night and if you are looking for somewhere to party, then the Gate complex is a good place to start.
It is home to an impressive range of eateries and bars, in addition to a cinema showing all the latest Hollywood blockbusters.
And regardless of what type of food you're seeking, you're sure to find something to tickle your fancy in the city centre.
Although Newcastle is best-known for its energetic nightlife, it is also home to some great theatres, the most famous of which is probably the Theatre Royal.
It has hosted a season of performances from the Royal Shakespeare Company for more than a quarter of a century.
There are a number of alternative theatres, however, including the Live Theatre, the People's Theatre and the Jubilee Theatre.