Newcastle is an Eastside city in King County, Washington, United States. Although Newcastle was not incorporated until 1994, it has been an important settlement and town since the late 19th century and played a major role in the development of Seattle and the surrounding region. Newcastle was one of the region's first coal mining areas and its railroad link to Seattle was the first in King County. Timber also played a role in the early history of Newcastle. Coal delivered by rail from Newcastle's mines to Seattle fueled the growth of the Port of Seattle and attracted railroads, most notably the Great Northern Railway.
The Newcastle coal mine began producing coal by the 1870s. More than 13 million tons of coal had been extracted by the time the mine closed in 1963. The history of Newcastle's coal mining industry and the legacy of the mines' many Chinese laborers are memorialized in place names such as Coal Creek, Coal Creek Parkway, and the Coal Creek and China Creek golf courses.
This city also boasts gorgeous views, plenty of trails, local shops and restaurants-you'll surely feel right at home here in Newcastle!
If you are up for something unusual and strange enjoy Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour and get to know Seattle from a little different perspective. This is a guided walking tour beneath Seattle’s sidewalks and streets, which you will certainly enjoy.
Perhaps you enjoy hiking. If you're looking for a hiking route where you can bring your kids, Coal Creek Falls Trail is the place to go. The falls are reached through a relatively flat, thickly forested walk. However, it can get crowded at times.
If you are interested to learn a little bit about the cannabis industry in Seattle you will enjoy a Kush tour. Learn how this all works from the scientific side as well. Highly recommended tour and one of the “funniest” activities around Newcastle WA. But maybe not for families with kids.
Have you been to Venice before? If you've never ridden in a gondola before, this is your chance to do so. Reservations are essential due to the limited number of seats available. As a result, make sure you reserve your spot ahead of time.
If you're a lover of Twin Peaks, you'll love a Twin Peaks tour led by David Israel, a Twin Peaks superfan. In this scary and unique tour, you'll learn about behind-the-scenes trivia and much more.
NEWCASTLE, WASHINGTON TOUR