Gateshead Local Attractions
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (1 mile)
Perfectly located close by to the Gateshead Swallow. Housed in an iconic industrial building on the south bank of the River Tyne, BALTIC is the biggest gallery of its kind in the world – presenting a dynamic, diverse and international programme of contemporary visual art. Admission is free.
Address: Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead, NE8 3BA
Telephone: 0191 478 1810
Millennium Bridge (1 mile)
Walk or cycle across the world’s first and only tilting bridge spanning over the River Tyne. Watch the bridge tilt daily at 12 noon or admire it at night fully lit up – a must see for any trip to Newcastle.
The Centre for Life (2 miles)
Located in the centre of Newcastle, enjoy a great day out for all the family packed with curiosity filled exhibits, engaging science issues, imaginative learning and their 4D motion ride.
Address: Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4EP
Telephone: 0191 243 8210
Angel of the North (3 miles)
Dominating Newcastle’s skyline, a contemporary iconic sculpture standing 20 metres tall and constructed from 200 tonnes of steel, it is now one of the most talked about pieces of public art in the UK.
Address: Low Eighton, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear NE8 7UB
St James' Park (3 miles)
The home of Newcastle United Football Club. It is the Northeast’s oldest football stadium and the UK’s sixth largest football stadium. Take a tour of the grounds, or book a private guided tour.
Address: St James' Blvd, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1
Telephone: 0844 372 1892
MetroCentre (5 miles)
Europe’s largest indoor shopping and leisure centre. Home to all high street household names, large restaurant chains, Odeon cinema and a family entertainment centre, ensure plenty of time to explore even half of this giant complex.
Address: Gateshead, Tyne and Wear NE11 9YG
Telephone: 0191 493 0219
Beamish Museum (8 miles)
This open air museum has preserved life during the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian periods in 300 acres of beautiful County Durham countryside. Guide your way through the Railways Station, Pit Village and the Home Farm to discover what life was like. Instead of walking, travel round the museum in style with one of their vintage trams or buses, all adding to the hands on experience.
Address: Beamish, County Durham, DH9 0RG
Telephone: 0191 370 4000
Durham Cathedral (16 miles)
The cathedral is regarded as one of the finest examples of Norman architecture and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site – also featuring in the Happy Potter films.
Address: The College, Durham DH1 3EH
Telephone: 0191 386 4266
Alnwick Castle (36 miles)
Visit this spectacular castle - still home to the Duke of Northumberland. Dress up in medieval costumes and meet the characters of the castle as you join the hustle and bustle of medieval life or practise your knightly skills at the Dragon’s Quest.
Address: Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1NQ
Telephone: 01665 511 100
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