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The Best Places To Visit in Gateshead

Handpicked Top 3 Places To Visit in Gateshead, UK. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!

TANFIELD RAILWAY

Old Marley Hill, Gateshead NE16 5ET

Since 1839

Tourist Attraction, Heritage Railway, Shop, Special Occasions, Walking Routes, Events, Preservation, Ghost Train, Birthday Parties, Filming, House, Historic Site, Causey Arch, Educational Visits & Shop

It is a 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge heritage railway - The railway claims to be "the world's oldest railway" - The current preserved line passes near to Causey Arch, the oldest surviving railway bridge in the world

tanfield-railway.co.uk

Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

What an absolutely fantastic time we have had on the Tanfield Railway for afternoon tea. The service was superb and the quantity and quality of the food was absolutely fantastic. Everything was homemade and delicious. It was so filling that we needed to take our scones home in a doggy bag for later! The cakes were beautiful and the strawberry tart was the nicest I've ever tasted! Mr Matthews the volunteer on our train, kept our tea cups topped up and his service and manner was really excellent.

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BOWES RAILWAY

Springwell Road, Gateshead NE9 7QJ

Since 1826

Museums, Historical Places, Exhibitions, Collections, Displays, Train Rides, Events, Workshop, Tearoom, Guided Tours, Cafe & Shop

Free Admission - It was built by George Stephenson - Each end was locomotive worked and the six-mile middle section consisting of rope worked inclines with very steep gradients

bowesrailway1826@gmail.com
bowesrailway.uk

Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Mon - Wed Closed

To anyone with an interest in railway history, inclined planes and the coal industry then this is indeed a gem deserving a higher profile. The 10 volunteers are clearly dedicated and love their work though it must be a daunting prospect on a large site with minimal cash. They have difficulty just keeping up with the day to day maintenance of the site let alone developing the museum. The museum is an important part of Gateshead and indeed Northumbrian history as recognised by the local Council.

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GATESHEAD INTERNATIONAL STADIUM

Neilson Road, Gateshead NE10 0EF

Since 1955

Stadium, Arena, Sports Venue, Activities, Events, Athletics, Playground, Football Club, Throwing and Jumping Facilities, Weights Room and Gymnasium, Ice Rink, Indoor Golf Course, Restaurants & Shops

Capacity of the Stadium: 11,800 - Field Size: 24.4 hectares - It's facilities occupy 24.4 hectares (60 acres) of land - A bespoke design by Fabric Architecture, the roof is a 30 metres (98 ft) structure incorporating five barrel vault forms

gatesheadinternationalstadium@gateshead.gov.uk
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 11:30 pm Sat & Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Visited recently to watch Maidstone Utd play Gateshead in the National League. The stadium is very modern and clean but due to the running track you are a fair way from the pitch which does kill the atmosphere somewhat. Away fans are in the large covered seated stand opposite the main stand on the touchline. Food was nice and well priced served by friendly cheerful ladies. Admission was £15 which is fair. Home supporters were friendly too which was a bonus.

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