Taking its name from its proximity to the West Gate of the old city, Westgate Road follows the line of Hadrian's Wall and during the Industrial Revolution became the place to live for Newcastle's rich merchants and gentry.
Today Westgate Hill, known as 'The Hill', is home to a thriving business community and is a Mecca for Motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the world.
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Description harvested from the excellent Westgate Hill website.
- Westgate Hill website
- See also my photos of the now demolished Westgate House.
- Dr Gibb, the Newcastle Infirmary and the Medical Schools : a mid 19th century story