Welcome to This is Gateshead

Visitors Guide To Gateshead


Welcome to This is Gateshead - an exciting new website for visitors and residents.

Experience the spectacular BALTIC Centre of Contemporary Art, the Gateshead Millenium Bridge, The Sage Gateshead and Gateshead Visitor Centre.

Gateshead Quays lies in the heart of Tyneside next to the world famous Tyne Bridge. More than 200 million pounds has been invested in this new cultural quarter with riverside walks, fantastic architectural buildings, public displays of art and luxury residential apartments - Gateshead Quays is an ideal place for a day out and about.

If you're looking for accommodation in Gateshead we have all the top places to stay and whilst you're here you'll want to eat at a Gateshead Restaurant, see Places to Visit in Gateshead or Entertainment in Gatehead.

Gateshead is also home to the Metro Centre - Europes largest Shopping Mall!




Contact Us

We would love to hear from you; please either use the form below or email us: [email protected] Please note: We are not owned or run by Gateshead Council, as such we are unable to deal with queries relating to council services or tourism. Please contact the council direct on www.gateshead.gov.uk Image Submissions: We are looking to [...]

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A full colour advertisement, featured on every page of the site. All professionally designed for you and including a link back to your website. We’ll also feature you in our directories, include you in emails and other promotional material. The cost is just £300 per year. Great Reasons to Advertise: Greater prominence - appears above basic [...]

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Gateshead News from the Evening Chronicle

All the latest News from Gateshead – updated everyday. The Evening Chronicle is the daily, evening newspaper produced in Newcastle upon Tyne, covering Tyne and Wear, southern Northumberland and Northern County Durham. It was founded in 1885 by Joseph Cowen.      

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Gateshead Sports News

Gateshead and regional sports news.  

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Gateshead Weather

Gateshead 3 Day Weather Forecast  

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Odeon Gateshead Metro Centre Cinema Times

The Odeon IMAX Cinema Gateshead is situated in the all new ‘CUBE’ yellow mall of the Metro Centre with excellent car parking, bus and train links. The brand new ODEON IMAX Cinema is now in Metrocentre Qube. With luxury, premier and standard seats available, the 12 screen cinema offers a VIP area, 3D screen and the first [...]

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Sage Gateshead

The Sage Gateshead is a world class venue for people to see music, hear music and play music. The Sage Gateshead contains three performance spaces of acoustic excellence, a 1,700-seater called Hall One and is modelled on the Musikverein in Vienna, a 400-seater Hall Two and a smaller rehearsal and performance hall. The Sage Gateshead is [...]

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Gateshead International Stadium

Gateshead International Stadium has an enviable reputation for hosting some of the UK’s top sporting events. Providing superb training facilities for talented athletes, sports clubs and the local community, the stadium is a first-rate sports centre, which is accessible to all. As well as many sporting clubs, Gateshead International Stadium is home to Gateshead College [...]

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Namco Fun Scape

The Namco Funscape in Metrocentre Qube will entertain young and old! Open 7 days a week from 10am to midnight. It features 18 ten-pin bowling lanes, the fastest dodgem track in Europe, a children’s soft play area, activity machines, electronic games and a fully licensed bar screening Sky Sports.  

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Metro Retail Park

The Metro Retail Park is situated immediately to the west of MetroCentre, with excellent feee parking facilities and only a short walk from the heart of MetroCentre. Shopping The retail park includes a number of large stores including Toys R Us, SCS, Matalan and Barker and Stonehouse. Restaurants Restaurants on the retail park include Pizza [...]

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Ikea Gateshead

Ikea Gateshead offers a massive (and we really do mean massive) range of home furnishings, from candle stick holders to a full fitted kitchen, you name it Ikea stock it. Recently refurbished and extended the Gateshead store features a Kitchen Planner, Bedroom Planner, two restaurants and a childrens play area. Over 1000 free car parking [...]

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Metro Centre Gateshead

The Gateshead Metro Centre is the largest shopping centre in Europe covering a massive 1.8 million Sq Ft and boasting over 330 shops, restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. No matter what you are looking for – from major high street retailers to unique boutiques and market stalls, you are not going to leave enpty handed! [...]

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Gateshead Tourist Information Centre

Gateshead Tourist Information Service has made an exciting move to new premises within the main concourse of The Sage Gateshead, one of Gateshead’s iconic landmarks. The magnificent Norman Foster building in the heart of the Gateshead Quays development area, is an international home for Music and Music Education. Open All Year * Closed: Christmas Day [...]

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The Angel of the North

Up close it’s enormous, if you stand beside it the top of your head is in line with the top of its feet. Weighing in at over 200 tonne’s the Angel takes the form of a human figure. At 20 metres high, the Angel is higher than a five-storey building. Its wings are 54 metres wide – [...]

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BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art is an international centre for contemporary art located on the south bank of the river Tyne at the foot of the Gateshead Millennium Bridge. BALTIC, the major international centre for contemporary art, opened on 13 July 2002. The landmark building is situated on the south bank of the River [...]

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The Gateshead Millennium Bridge

The Gateshead Millennium Bridge is a pedestrian and cyclist tilt bridge spanning the River Tyne between Gateshead on the South bank, and Newcastle upon Tyne on the North bank. The award-winning structure was conceived and designed by architects Wilkinson Eyre.           How the design works The bridge is made up of a [...]

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Gateshead Beer Festival

Third Gateshead Beer & Music Festival Following our very successful Beer Festivals in 2010 & 2011 we are once again holding the event on the first May bank holiday. It will be Friday 4th May, Saturday 5th May and Sunday 6th May. We will again have over 100 different beers from all over the country but we will [...]

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Saltwell Park

Saltwell Park, based in the heart of Gateshead, it is one of Britain’s finest examples of a Victorian Park. The park has seen an amazing transformation and has been restored to its Victorian splendour. It encompasses 55 acres of landscapes, woodland and ornamental gardens as well as public sports facilities, a refreshment house, a lake, [...]

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Tanfield Railway

A 3-mile steam railway and the oldest existing railway in the world, based on a section of the 1725 Tanfield Waggonway Trains with variety of 100-year-old Victorian carriages. Travel into the scenic Causey Woods where the 1727 Causey Arch bridge is the centre piece in a deep valley with many walks and display boards giving [...]

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Bowes Railway

The Bowes Railway is the only preserved rope-hauled railway in the world. Dating from 1826 and designed by George Stephenson, it passed into the Bowes family hands in 1850, who operated it until it was nationalised in 1947. Visitors are given a unique insight into how coal was moved from local collieries to the Tyne [...]

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Gibside

Escape to this tranquil nature reserve: a grand forest garden and landscape park created by one of the richest men in Georgian England. Gibside offers miles of woodland and riverside walks with views across the Derwent Valley. Explore an architectural gem of a chapel, see red kite soar above the famous tree-lined avenue, discover our [...]

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Derwent Walk Country Park

Woodlands, riverside meadows and the Derwent Walk (a disused railway line). Served by Thornley Woodlands Visitor Centre and Swalwell Visitor Centre. Also including the Northern Kites project which is one of the northeast of England’s most high profile wildlife initiatives. It aims to return breeding red kites to the region whilst providing its communities and [...]

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Watergate Forest Park

Site of the former Watergate Colliery and ‘Gateway’ site for the Great North Forest. Lake, woodlands and wildflower meadows; National Willow Collection Sculptures Marked routes including easy access for all route. Public events are often held at this site.        

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