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Tel code: 0191 | code search
Postcode: NE8/NE9/NE | code search
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Famous Gateshead Dates
Birthplace of:
Steve Cram
Paul Gascoigne

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Food Legends:
Bacon Floddies
Hauntings and Ghosts:
The Unhappy Countess of Gibside Hall

Gateshead Events

April
Gateshead Beer Festival

July
Gateshead Summer Flower Show
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October
Juice Festival
Sculpture Day
Sugar & Spice Festival
Takeoff Festival
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Latest reviews

Victoria
"I WAS IN THIS PUB AFTER BEING INVITED FOR A SUPPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY, I SAT BACK AND TOOK NOTICE OF THE INTERIOR, WHAT A SHOCK I GOT, IT IS DARK ..." More

Globe
"Great British pub, the real deal.

Date visited: 04.09.11 ..." More

Mister Twisters Wacky World of Fun
"it was my grandsons 1st birthday party and after much thought we decided to hold the party at mr twisters ..big mistake. the young girl that was to be logans ..." More

Travel Tip

"ivy ryton Place: Restaurant & Pizzeria-Former silver giraffe restaurant, now transformed into trendier pizzeria restaurant with a new lable -the ivy ryton. good food good value and good service - ..." More

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Located on the southern bank of the River Tyne, little is known about the origins of Gateshead. Always overshadowed by Newcastle, it is thought to have been a minor settlement of little importance, probably a base camp which grew around the gates to the main fort on the southern side of the bridge built by the Romans. Real growth appears not to have started until the establishment of the Norman Bishops of Durham in 1072, when much of the local forestry was used as a hunting reserve. In the Boldon Book survey of 1183, Gateshead is listed as having watermills, salmon fisheries and bake-houses, no longer completely dependent on agriculture. By the late 12th century, shipbuilding and dyeing are mentioned with the first market recorded in 1246. The land was leased from the bishops and the manors of Whickham and Gateshead became known as the best coal mining areas in Europe, to the envy of Newcastle merchants. Throughout the Middle Ages, wealthy merchants from Newcastle tried to take control to benefit from increasing trade and the bishops of Durham struggled to keep it. John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland tried to take over in 1553, thwarted when Edward died and Mary became Queen. The coalmines were leased to Newcastle and the town enjoyed some prosperity although the coalmines were exploited and surrounding land suffered. The Industrial Revolution revived the town, adding steel and locomotive works, power stations and foundries and the population grew rapidly. It was easily affected by recessions however and during the depression years of the 1920s-30s, it suffered considerable unemployment. Recent slum clearances and a sustained program of reclamation and redevelopment of former derelict sites has changed the face of Gateshead The addition of the Metro Centre and International Stadium, the Millennium Bridge, Baltic Arts and the Sage Building will, with help from a new marketing partnership with old rival Newcastle, take it into the future

Accountant

Clarke's Chartered Accountants
McCready Page Accountants
Richardson Hall Kennedy
Wright Financial Management

Attraction

Angel of the North
Baltic, The Centre for Contemporary Art
Bowes Railway
Gateshead Quays Visitor Centre
Mister Twisters Wacky World of Fun
New Metroland
Shibdon Pond Local Nature Reserve
Shipley Art Gallery
Tanfield Railway
Watergate Forest Park

Budget

Gibside Hotel *book online*
Park Farm Hotel *book online*
Premier Inn Newcastle (Team Valley) *book online*
Premier Inn Newcastle South *book online*
Travelodge Gateshead *book online*
Travelodge Newcastle Whitemare Pool *book online*

Camping

Derwent Park Caravan and Camp Site

Care Home

Birchdale Care Home
Hillside Grange
Meadow View
Northbourne
South Chowdene
Springvale Court
St Oswalds Care Home

Cinema

UCI Gateshead

Classes

Dance & Fitness with Steph
Dance - Karen Llewellyn School of Dancing
Yoga - Louise Powell

Club

Buffalo Joes
The Tuxedo Princess

Conference Centre

Baltic, The Centre for Contemporary Art
The Axis Building

Council

Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council

Dentist

Dental Practice
Dental Surgery
Independent Dental Hygenie Ltd

Mr A A Waugh & Associates

Doctor

Dr Morris & Partners
Gateshead Health Centre
Millennium Family Practice
St Albans Medical Group
Teams Family Practice

Estate Agent

Andrew Craig
Bairstow Eves North East Ltd
Gorham & Co

Golf Club

Heworth Golf Club
Ravensworth Golf Club

Health and Fitness Club

Life Health & Fitness
Physique Health Club
SpringHealth Leisure Club

Hostel

Gibside Hotel
Park Farm Hotel

Inn

Bowes Incline Hotel
Ravensworth Arms
Royal Hotel
The Plough Inn

Market

Gateshead Market

Performing Arts

Acting Up Childrens Theatre School

Pub and Bar

Big River
Crown
Eagle
Globe
Malting House Inn
Norwood
Old Fox Public House
Three Feathers
Victoria
Waggon Inn
Ye Old Fleece

Restaurant

Big Lukes
Bowes Incline Hotel
Gateshead Swallow
Harry Ramsden's
Imperial Restaurant
La Riviera
Riverside Restaurant & Bar

Rooftop Restaurant

Self-Catering

Baltic Quays Luxury Apartments

Solicitor

Alan Hall
John Donkin Solicitors
Mulcahy Smith

Taxi

Billquay Taxis
Century Taxis
Dean Taxis
Gateshead Taxis
Quayside Cars
T S G Taxis
Team Valley Taxis

Vet

Sheriff Highway Veterinary Group

Sports Clubs

Dunston Federation Brewery (Amateur Football)
Gateshead (Amateur Football)
Gateshead Harriers & A.C. (Athletics)
Gateshead Ju-Jitsu Club (Martial Arts)
Gateshead Junior Panthers ARLFC (Rugby League)
Gateshead Low Fell (Amateur Football)
Gateshead RFC (Rugby Union)

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Gateshead Thunder RLFC (Rugby League)
HMS Calliope Judo Club (Martial Arts)
Low Fell Running Club (Athletics)

Shops

The Bookshelf Shop
Lehmann
Millers Booksellers
School Gate Educational Book Co
Waterstones Booksellers Ltd
JJB Sports plc
Lilly Starbrights
Boots
Early Learning Centre
La Senza
Rymans
Angel Koi Aquatics
Silver Hills Nurseries
Emersons Pet Centre
Creature Comforts
Raygale Chemist Ltd
Ian Hampton Graves

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Edwin Macklow
M J Pasola
Evans
Eyes Direct Limited
Toys R Us
The Studio
Professional Cookware
H Samuel
Ernest Jones
Superdrug
B&Q
Millets
Goldsmiths
D.Gorham (Butcher Boy)
Specsavers
Lush
Pets At Home
Evans Cycles
Look Good Feel Good
Photography for Little People
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Options Hair & Beauty Clinic
I Do
Premier Meats
Gateshead Quad Bikes
Completely Bonkers
Imagine A Fireplace
Petal Pushers
Cottage Garden Nursery
Gateshead Photo Ltd
Steve Cockram Photography
River Island
Topman
Topshop
House Of Fraser
Office
The Entertainer

Antiques

P G P Antiques

Activities

Tenpin Ltd(Bowling)
Newcastle Cheviot(Cycling)
Tyneside Vagabonds Cycling Club(Cycling)

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Powerleague Gateshead(Football)
Formula ONE Indoor Karting(Motor Sports)
Whickham Thorns Outdoor Centre(Snow Sports)

Places to Stay near Gateshead

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Gateshead Swallow (0.35 miles)

Gateshead Swallow

The Swallow Gateshead is located just one mile from the famous Newcastle quayside, making it an ideal base from which to explore the local area. There are many attractions within a short distance from the ... More | visit website

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Hilton Newcastle Gateshead (0.41 miles)

Hilton Newcastle Gateshead

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Hilton Newcastle Gateshead is 10 minutes' walk from the city centre and overlooks the River Tyne. Dine on international cuisine and sip cocktails in Windows on the Tyne restaurant. Work out or ... More

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Bewick Hotel (0.46 miles)

Bewick Hotel

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The Bewick Hotel has stylish facilities available for business meetings, private dinners and celebrations. Our Priority at The Bewick Hotel is to provide our guests with the kind of personal and ... More

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Baltic Quays Luxury Apartments (0.53 miles)

Baltic Quays Luxury Apartments

Located on Newcastle's Famous Quayside. These luxury 4 star apartments are a home away from home and are only a stone's throw away from the quaysides bars and restaurants. We have one and two bedroom ... More | visit website

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Copthorne Newcastle (The) (0.59 miles)

Copthorne Newcastle (The)

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The Copthorne Newcastle is a modern luxury hotel, situated on the city's quayside. Set on the banks of the river, this hotel provides modern comfort, a leisure centre and conference facilities. Our ... More

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Premier Inn Newcastle Quayside (0.59 miles)

Premier Inn Newcastle Quayside
An ideal Quayside location with great views over the River Tyne. This hotel is within easy reach of the A1, just 6 miles from Newcastle International Airport and benefits from excellent transport links. Local attractions ... More | visit website
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Superior Stay (0.59 miles)

Superior Stay

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Superior Stays' fully concierged designer serviced apartments at Hanover Mill in the heart of the Newcastle Quayside. With on demand maidservice, laundry, catering and driver services. All apartments come with ... More

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Waterside Hotel (0.61 miles)

Waterside Hotel
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On Newcastle's picturesque quayside stands the lively Waterside Hotel situated in a grade II listed building. The hotel is a small, independent, 36 bedroom establishment. Many city centre attractions are ... More
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Vermont Hotel (0.65 miles)

Vermont Hotel
The Vermont is Newcastle's only 4-star independent hotel. Located next to The Castle, overlooking Newcastle Cathedral and both the Tyne and Millennium Bridges, it has a modern gym, free Wi-Fi and free parking. This impressive Manhattan-style ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Newcastle Central (0.66 miles)

Travelodge Newcastle Central

Put yourself in the perfect position for exploring the city with a stay at the Travelodge Newcastle Central. Sitting in the heart of Newcastle, this welcoming hotel is close to all the shops, bars, restaurants ... More | visit website

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