Travelling around Gateshead
Gateshead is situated in Tyne and Wear in the North East of England. Lying on the Southern bank of the River Tyne, the town is just a stone’s throw from the city of Newcastle.
Despite being frequently overshadowed by its immediate neighbour to the north, Gateshead is a vibrant, cosmopolitan destination in its own right, with sumptuous Georgian architecture, numerous listed buildings and Antony Gormley’s winged masterpiece, the magnificent Angel of the North.
Gateshead has excellent road and rail links, and Arriva buses operate in the area, providing routes to local hubs, such as Durham and Middlesbrough, as well as regular services across the Tyne into Newcastle city centre.
For a glimpse of Gateshead’s rich cultural past, be sure to visit St Mary’s Heritage Centre – a beautiful Grade 1 listed medieval church with exhibits charting the town’s history from the time of the Romans to the present day. Or, for a more immersive experience, you can relive the golden age of steam at Tanfield Railway, with a selection of genuine steam engines running on the former colliery wagonway.
For art lovers, Gateshead has it all; the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts offers an eclectic mix of performance art, workshops and social events, and the Shipley Art Gallery features collections by some of Europe’s most celebrated artists.
For a spot of rest and relaxation, why not try Gibside, a beautiful Georgian manor house, with its riverside trails, landscaped gardens and very own tearoom. Or, for a little family fun, why not let the kids loose at Gateshead’s very own indoor skate park. As the sun sets over the Tyne, Gateshead comes to life, with fine dining, cocktails and live entertainment.