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Places to Visit, Things to Do and Days Out in Tyne & Wear

Britain's Finest Places to visit in Tyne & Wear, are listed below.

Places to Visit, Things to Do and Days Out in Tyne & Wear

Britain's Finest Places to visit in Tyne & Wear, are listed below.

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens [Garden]

Belsay, Newcastle upon Tyne

The Belsay Hall comprises three distinct but related elements: a medieval castle that was enlarged in the early 17th century, a Greek Revival mansion that superseded it as a family residence at the beginning of the 19th century, and an outstanding garden linking the two buildings. A mix of eclectic... more

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens [Historic House]

Belsay, Newcastle upon Tyne


Explore one of Britain's most Intriguing Country Mansions The Belsay Hall comprises three distinct but related elements: a medieval castle that was enlarged in the early 17th century, a Greek Revival mansion that superseded it as a family residence at the beginning of the 19th... more

Shipley Art Gallery [Museum / Art Gallery]

Prince Consort Road, Gateshead

The Shipley Art Gallery opened in 1917 with a collection of 504 paintings bequeathed by local solicitor Joseph Shipley. Since then the collection has grown to include nearly 800 paintings and collections of works on paper, decorative art and contemporary craft. The Shipley’s art collections were... more

Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum [Museum / Art Gallery]

Baring Street, South Shields

Arbeia roman fort was the supply base for the troops on Hadrian's Wall. Its strategic position at the mouth of the Tyne gave advance notice of any invading troops. It is an UNESCO Heritage site.... more

Close House Hotel & Golf [Golf Course]

Heddon on the Wall, Newcastle upon Tyne

Opened by the club’s attached touring professional Lee Westwood in May 2011, the championship Lee Westwood Colt course at Close House is a typical, thoughtfully-designed English parkland lay-out offering a rich variety of outstanding holes through the estate of an 18th century mansion, now a... more

Stephenson Railway Museum [Museum / Art Gallery]

Middle Engine Lane, North Shields

Stephenson Railway Museum is a small heritage railway that occupies the test track for the Tyne & Wear Metro. Its heritage railway is run by dedicated local volunteers, with trains running in season on Sundays and Bank Holidays and on Thursday during North Tyneside school holidays. During December... more

Laing Art Gallery [Museum / Art Gallery]

New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne

This small but important gallery on Newcastle’s New Bridge Street is home to a very impressive collection of sculpture and art and is well known for attracting some of the big hitters in historic, modern and contemporary art to the north east. The permanent collection has some fabulous 18th and 19th... more

Washington Old Hall [Historic House]

The Avenue, Washington Village, Washington


Discover the manor house associated with the family of George Washington, first president of the USA Washington Old Hall is a delightful stone built 17th century manor house, which incorporates parts of the original medieval home of George Washington´s direct ancestors. There are... more

Discovery Museum [Museum / Art Gallery]

Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne


Learn hands on at The Discovery Museum, Newcastle The Discovery Museum in Newcastle is probably most famous for its Turbinia exhibit – the first vessel to be powered by a steam turbine and dreamt up by Charles Parsons, who served his engineering apprentice at a Newcastle firm.... more

South Shields Museum & Art Gallery [Museum / Art Gallery]

Ocean Road, South Shields

South shields museum is housed in a listed building which used to house the Library. It specializes in local history and has an art gallery and small animal collection. There are both permanent and regularly-changing exhibitions.... more

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