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!

Introduction to Gateshead History

The Borough of Gateshead has a rich and varied heritage. The town can trace its origins back to Roman times; Roman coins were discovered in Church Street in 1790 and recent archaeological excavations in the Bottle Bank area have revealed evidence of a Roman road and buildings. The area around the present Swing Bridge was […]

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The Great fire of Gateshead 1854

The Great fire of Newcastle and Gateshead was a tragic and spectacular series of events starting on Friday 6 October 1854, in which a substantial amount of property in the two North East of England towns was destroyed in a series of fires and an explosion which killed 53 and injured hundreds. Newcastle and Gateshead, […]

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History of Gateshead Bridges

The first bridge linking Gateshead and Newcastle was built by the Romans in about AD 120 on the site of the present Swing Bridge. It was destroyed. by fire in 1248 after eleven centuries of use. A new stone bridge was completed in 1250, the cost being shared between the city of Newcastle and the […]

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History of Gateshead

Gateshead was the head of the Celtic trackway, a natural route amid dense forests inhabited by the Brigante tribes who fought against the inroads of Emperor Hadrian. Beacon Lough, between Wrekenton and Windy Nook, was a Celtic signaling station for milit ary purposes, and was one of a line str etching the length of England. […]

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