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Gateshead is a lively hub of activity, offering residents a winning combination of great local amenities, stunning spots of nature, iconic landmarks and cultural venues. Located just a short distance from Newcastle City Centre, it also has excellent transport links.
For a relaxing retreat in the heart of Gateshead’s urban community, Saltwell Park’s historical and peaceful grounds are a favourite with people from all walks of life. Nestled in the heart of the borough, this award-winning park attracts over two million visitors each year. There’s lots to see and do, with beautiful ornamental and woodland gardens, an educational centre, Saltwell Towers visitor centre, a boating lake, bowling greens, play areas and an exciting maze.
With the iconic Angel of the North, one of the country’s most talked about pieces of public art, dominating its skyline Gateshead is definitely a cultural hotspot.
The Gateshead Quayside is home to two of the region’s most iconic art and entertainment venues. The Sage Gateshead brings a diverse collection of international music to the North East, as well as offering performance, learning and participation opportunities. Just next door, the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art displays an ever-changing calendar of art exhibitions and events, showcasing everything from blockbuster exhibitions from well-known artists, to innovative collections from artists in the local community.
If sport is more your thing, Gateshead International Stadium regularly hosts many national and international events, including sporting events such as athletics and rugby, as well as concerts, fairs and festivals. The stadium also has public access to many ultra-modern facilities, including a gym, café, football pitches and an indoor athletics training hall.
An array of shops, bars and restaurants can be found in the bustling area of Low Fell, rivalling those found in the neighbouring Newcastle City Centre. A brand new multiplex cinema is also nearby at retail and leisure destination Trinity Square, while Gateshead is also home to Europe’s largest shopping centre intu Metrocentre. So, whether it’s shopping for those everyday essentials, meeting friends for evening drinks or dining out with the family, you’ll be sure to find a location that suits.
Gateshead is a fantastic residential area boasting something for everyone, a real gem in the North East.
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