Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire
The Guild Hall
Newcastle Under Lyme is a small town right next to Stoke on Trent in North Staffordshire. Known to the locals as "castle". It has the usual shops centered mainly around the high street and Guild Hall. The traditional market "known as on the stones" in the high street operates regularly. There is a large cinema complex a couple of nightclubs, some great pubs and nightlife. The New Vic Theatre and museums offer some culture. The road links are excellent (the M6 go through part of Newcastle), rail links are nearby. There is also some wonderful countryside
Market Day on the Stones
The name originates from a new castle built in the 12th Century. The 'under Lyme' section of the name is thought to come from the Lime Forest which covered the area in medieval times, there are a number of Lime trees around now in the area.
Keele University Building
Keele University and Newcastle College offer the main higher education in the area. There is swimming at the jubilee baths. Lots of sports facilities such as local football team Newcastle Town FC, Cricket club, Newcastle Staffs Rugby club, Newcastle track cycling club, athletics club and there are 2 golf courses. There are plenty of parks and gardens to visit and one won the RHS Britain in Bloom 2005.
Places to see
Jubilee Baths - swimming and a gym
Borough Museum and Art Gallery (Click For Photos)
The Guild Hall
Grosvenor Gardens - a hidden oasis in the middle of a large roundabout in town, you have to use the subway to get to it at the bottom end of the high street.
The New Vic theatre
Queen Elizabeth Garden - due for refurbishment with lottery funding
New Vic Theatre Basford
Newcastle Private Golf Club House
Keele Driving Range
The Cenotaph Wolstanton
Holy Trinity Church