Gateshead offers the discerning traveller a unique experience. Award winning fine dining, the spectacular riverscape of The Tyne, the renowned Quayside area and age old architecture mixed with contemporary culture.
Be welcomed by the famous Angel Of The North, the contempary land mark sculpture by Antony Gormley set upon a hillside as you enter Gateshead area.
Get around on The Metro, the light railway which visits 60 stations and links Gateshead to nearby Newcastle, Sunderland and Tyneside.
Shop at Eldon Square or the Metro Centre or for a more unique shopping experience travel down to the suburb of Jesmond for boutiques and street cafes.
When you've had enough of city life head out into the surrounding countryside where Country parks and National Trust properties abound with woodland walks and wildflower meadows.
With over half of Gateshead comprised of mature woodland, riverbanks, ponds and wildflower meadows, you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to escape the bustle of the city for a more relaxed experience. Derwent Walk Country Park and Watergate Forest Park offer acres of woodland walks and waterside wildflower meadows where mining and industry once thrived and are now home to majestic Red Kites, whilst National Trust site Gibside includes a Palladian chapel and ruined 18th century house surrounded by acres of parkland just 15 minutes from the city centre. Even closer at hand is Jesmond Dene, a hidden haven of tranquility just outside the city centre.
Researched by BuzzPages Content Writing 2011 from various sources