If you’re thinking about a trip to Tyne And Wear why not take a look at these great destinations:
Gateshead Hebburn Houghton Le Spring Little Newcastle Rowlands Gill South Shields Sunderland Tynemouth Wallsend Whitby Whitley Bay
The ‘new’ castle in this vibrant city in the north east of England was built by William the Conqueror’s son in 1080. It sits at the centre of a city which prospered in subsequent centuries thanks to the coal industry, shipbuilding and heavy engineering. In more recent years the city has re-invented itself as the cultural centre for the North East and has a fine array of museums and galleries. It is also famous for its football team and its thriving nightlife. Book a Newcastle hotel or B&B and stay the night if you want to make the most of the pubs, bars and clubs.
The focus of the city is now the riverfront, where multi-level bridges cross the Tyne and the pedestrian Millennium Bridge tilts backwards to allow river traffic to pass beneath it. On the other side of the river, the Sage concert venue and the Baltic art gallery entice visitors to Gateshead, Newcastle’s neighbour on the south bank.