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Brighton is located on the south coast of England and lies between the South Downs and the English Channel to the north and south respectively. The Sussex coast forms a wide, shallow bay between the headlands of Selsey Bill and Beachy Head.
The Lanes form a retail, leisure and residential area located near the sea front and is charecterised by narrow alleyways following the street pattern of the original fishing village. The Lanes contains mainly clothing shops, jewelers, restaurants and pubs. Brighton's main retail centre is the Churchill Square shopping centre which has over 80 shops, restaurants and parking for 1,600 cars.
Brighton has many important landmarks including The Royal Pavilion which is a former royal palace which was built as a home for the Prince Regent during the early 19th century. The construction of the palace was undertaken under the direction of architect John Nash. Other notable landmarks include Brighton Marine Palace and Pier (known as the Palace Pier) which opened in 1899. It contains a funfair, restaurants and arcade halls. The West Pier was built in 1866 and is one of only two Grade I listed piers in the UK but is closed to the public since 1975.
Located in the north east of England, the city of Newcastle upon Tyne (usually just called Newcastle) is a lively and diverse city known for its nightlife, art, music and sport. The city is compact and friendly and is often a starting point for tours to the Northumberland coast and to Hadrian's Wall. Newcastle is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination in part due to the city's regeneration and also due to its proximity to areas of outstanding natural beauty such as the Northumberland coastline and the Pennines.
Attractions in the city include the River Tynes which is a short walk from the city's railway station. The quayside is pedestrianised on the north side and organised city walks along the river can be found between May and November. The Tyne Bridge and Millennium Bridge, famous Newcastle landmarks, span the great River Tyne in the city centre.
There are concentrations of pubs, bars and nightclubs around the Bigg Market, and the Quayside area of the city centre. There are many bars on the Bigg Market, and other popular areas for nightlife are Collingwood Street, popularly referred to as the 'Diamond Strip' due to its concentration of high-end bars, Neville Street, the Central Station area and Osborne Road in the Jesmond area of the city.