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Gateshead is a town in Tyne and Wear in the northeast of England, situated south of Newcastle upon Tyne on the banks of the river Tyne.

Get in[edit]

Gateshead can be accessed from the north on the Tyne and Wear Metro from Newcastle. The metro goes to the main bus and metro interchange in the town centre. Also from Newcastle there are regular buses, which often carry on to most parts of Gateshead. From all other directions, the bus is the best option.

You can get a train to the suburb of Heworth. Alternatively, there are stations in Dunston, MetroCentre and Blaydon.

Get around[edit]

By metro[edit]

The metro provides easy access to several places in Gateshead (namely Gateshead, Felling, Heworth and Pelaw) and continues into South Tyneside and Sunderland in one direction and Newcastle in the other.

By bus[edit]

Bus services are also frequent. The convenient Quaylink bus service links various popular places in Gateshead and Newcastle.

On foot[edit]

Walking - around the riverside area is pleasant - crossing over to Newcastle. Gateshead and Newcastle walking directions can be planned online.

See[edit][add listing]

  • The Angel of the North]- contemporary sculpture that is 66 ft (20 m) tall, with wings measuring 177 ft across (54m).
  • BALTIC - a fantastic and free modern art gallery on the bank of the River Tyne. There's a cafe on the ground floor, a posh restaurant the top floor and a balcony with stunning views over Gateshead and Newcastle.
  • The Sage Gateshead - a modern music arena, with two large concert halls, bars, restaurant, reference library, ... The Sage hosts a wide variety of musical talent, especially classical and folk.
  • The Metro centre - a huge indoor shopping centre
  • Dunston Staiths - Dunston Staiths is reputedly the largest timber structure in northern Europe and one of the few remnants of the coal industry on the Tyne.
  • Newcastle upon Tyne

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Drink[edit][add listing]

Usually a pub crawl starts around the Quayside, crossing between Gateshead and Newcastle. Common places include Buffalo Joe's and Baja nightclub, but if you prefer something more traditionl and enjoy real ale try The Aletaster in Gateshead or Bridge Hotel, Bacchus, The Bodega or Crown Posada all in Newcastle city centre just over the river.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Marriott at the Metro Centre.
  • Premier Inn, located near the industrial neighbourhood of Team Valley.
  • Hilton, located on the banks of the River Tyne.
  • Several smaller B&Bs sporadically placed.

Get out[edit]

North East of England (see Newcastle_upon_Tyne)

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