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About The Region

NewcastleGateshead Quayside
NewcastleGateshead is a vibrant visitor destination, united by seven bridges across a spectacular riverscape. You’ll find world-class culture, amazing nightlife, award-winning dining, inspiring heritage and fantastic shopping – and best of all the world-famous Geordie hospitality.

NewcastleGateshead is the gateway to North East England and can provide the perfect base to explore the whole of the region. The North East is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Hadrian’s Wall – the northern frontier of the Roman Empire and Durham Castle and Cathedral – the greatest Norman architecture in England.

Just a short journey on the Metro light railway train system will take you to our fantastic coastline, where you can discover the delights of the seaside resort of South Shields, beautiful Tynemouth of the bustling city of Sunderland.

Northumberland, to the north of NewcastleGateshead, is the ideal place to unleash your independent spirit. It’s turbulent border history, dramatic castles, stunning coastline and tranquil National Park are just waiting to be explored. Head to Kielder Water & Forest Park, winner of VisitEngland’s Best Tourism Experience 2013 for walking and cycling opportunities abound, then experience a different kind of nightlife in the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park.

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England 2015 Newcastle City Council NewcastleGateshead Initiative