Visitors to England will have many reasons to board ferries from Amsterdam to Newcastle
Head of culture and major events at NewcastleGateshead Initiative Carol Bell said the city and its twin town across the River Tyne offer a wealth of attractions in May and June.
This time offers "events as diverse as BBC Young Musician of the Year (May 13th) to the World Shakespeare Festival (throughout June/July)," she said, noting this includes plays like Macbeth, Julius Ceasar and West Side Story, a modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet.
Ms Ball also noted the World Shakespeare Festival will take place in late June and early July, while the Late Show on May 18th and 19th offers free late night access to museums, galleries and other visitor attractions.
And music fans can enjoy the Evolution Festival on June 3rd and 4th.
Visitors to the region can also see some permanent attractions in the region, like the surviving portions of Hadrian's Wall, a Roman structure built in 122 and originally stretching from Wallsend near Newcastle across to Carlisle.
Posted by Andrew Smith