Miller @ Wyedale
Walker is a popular residential suburb of Newcastle. Rich with history, “Wall-Kjer” comes from the Old English meaning Wall Marsh – literally the marsh besides the great Hadrian’s Wall. The area developed and flourished on the shipbuilding industry as early as the 17th Century. It later became the leading centre for coal in the North East of England. The economy now revolves around the manufacture of rope, glass and computer chips.
The local and vibrant community has become part of a £450 million regeneration investment project in Newcastle and the local environment. The innovative scheme proposes new housing, retail units, transport, educational and health services to be established in Walker.
The area already has an abundance of attractions to offer. Two beautiful parks – Walker Park and Walker Riverside Park – offer superb scenery to while away bright and breezy
days in. In nearby Byker you will find Newcastle Shopping Park to satisfy all your retail needs. From the popular Marks and Spencer Outlet store to bargain hunting heaven at TK Maxx, they have it covered here.
Walker has superb transport links providing a gateway to the rest of region and the UK. The nearby A19 connects Walker to major cities both north and south. The nearby Tyne Tunnel gives handy access to South Tyneside, Sunderland and beyond for any one commuting throughout the region.
For the none drivers amongst you there are excellent bus and metro links available, you can also hop on a train at Central Station, one of the main stations on the East Coast Main Line.
Within close proximity of Walker is Newcastle, with its vibrant nightlife that certainly contributes to some of the best evenings out. Every preference is catered for whether it may be a stylish restaurant, an energetic dance club, watching the latest band or a relaxing night out at a jazz club.
For culture do not forget the many fine museums and galleries also in the region, from the Beamish, the BALTIC or the Biscuit Factory, a large art space and artists’ studio where most of the pieces are on sale.
Should you be after something a little higher octane then the North East will not disappoint. From the O’Neill Surfing Championships to quad biking, we have it all.
Nearest metro stations:
Walkergate (0.5 miles)
Wallsend (0.5 miles)
Chillingham Road (0.8 miles)