Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK Newcastle upon Tyne commonly known as Newcastle, is a city in Tyne and Wear, North East England. The regional nickname and dialect for people from Newcastle and the surrounding area is Geordie. Newcastle's economy includes corporate headquarters, learning, digital technology, retail, tourism and cultural centres. Among its icons are Newcastle United football club and the Tyne Bridge. Since 1981 the city has hosted the Great North Run, a half marathon which attracts over 57,000 runners each year.