Tyne and Wear

This northeast county is brimming with cultural quayside cities and sandy North Sea beaches. Visit cosmopolitan Newcastle and Gateshead museums and galleries for a dose of Tyne and Wear heritage, cross neon footbridges between redeveloped quays and chant with the Toon Army at a Magpies game. You'll soon feel like a true Geordie. Head to Sunderland for sparkling shopping malls and landscaped Victorian parks. And more football. Don't forget your bucket and spade for sandy bays and surfing beaches. Wetlands and country parks have miles of cycle paths to explore.

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Sunderland’s magical Christmas Lights switch-on

Sunderland’s magical Christmas Lights switch-on

Recognised as signalling the beginning of the festive celebrations, the annual Christmas switch-on is a tradition Sunderland is proud to keep.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Seasonal celebrations
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Champagne, Rocks and Diamond Shops

Champagne, Rocks and Diamond Shops

Diamonds, luxury watches, designer jewellery in the most luxurious of surroundings in the canniest city equals a decadent shopping experience in NewcastleGateshead.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

Shopping and fashion
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Marvel at prehistoric cliffs and caves

Marvel at prehistoric cliffs and caves

The magnificent coastline of South Tyneside tells a story that stretches far beyond the stunning aesthetics of the golden sands and rugged cliffs.

Location: Marsden, South Tyneside

Beaches
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Walk along the riverside & picnic on top of Penshaw Hill

Walk along the riverside & picnic on top of Penshaw Hill

Washington is home to acres of beautiful green spaces, from sheltered woodland, open fields, riverside landscapes; all laden with walk and cycle ways.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Walking and hiking
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Roof walks on top of Sage Gateshead

Roof walks on top of Sage Gateshead

See the greatest view in NewcastleGateshead - follow in the footsteps of the Olympic Torch and take to the roof of this landmark building.

Location: Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

Walking and hiking
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Enjoy a summer festival of fun

Enjoy a summer festival of fun

The South Tyneside Summer Festival promises to be music to the ears of anyone looking to be entertained during the summer months.

Location: South Shields, South Tyneside

Culture
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A tranquil city break at Jesmond Dene House Hotel

A tranquil city break at Jesmond Dene House Hotel

Set in quiet woodlands just minutes from the city centre, Jesmond Dene House Hotel is a perfect peaceful retreat for a romantic break.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

Picturesque places
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Test your fitness levels at The Great North Run

Test your fitness levels at The Great North Run

The Great North Run is an iconic half marathon with more than 54,000 runners registering to take part every year.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

Events
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Uncover Newcastle Highbridge Street

Uncover Newcastle Highbridge Street

A cobbled hideaway off the Georgian grandeur of Grey Street, High Bridge is a must visit to uncover independent shopping and the city’s oldest pub!

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

Hidden gems
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Cheap eats at Pani's Restaurant

Cheap eats at Pani's Restaurant

Searching for a cheap eat in NewcastleGateshead but overwhelmed by the breadth of choice available in the city centre? Look no further than Pani’s.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

Eating out
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Visit Jesmond Dene, a little green in the City

Visit Jesmond Dene, a little green in the City

Do you love to picnic? Visit NewcastleGateshead to experience the beautiful wildlife corridor that leads to the centre of Newcastle.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

City parks
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Activities for all ages at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

Activities for all ages at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens is a great place for the whole family to spend the day – and it’s free.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Uncover Britain’s Roman history at Arbeia Roman Fort

Uncover Britain’s Roman history at Arbeia Roman Fort

Explore stunning Roman reconstructions of military life across all the ranks.

Location: South Shields, Tyne and Wear

Archaeological sites
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Discover Gibside Park in Gateshead

Discover Gibside Park in Gateshead

An authentic Mongolian camping experience a short drive outside of NewcastleGateshead’s bustling urban centre; welcome to West Wood Yurts at Gibside.

Location: Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

Forests and woodlands
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Experience Roman Britain on two wheels

Experience Roman Britain on two wheels

Hadrian’s Cycleway is one of the best ways to experience Roman Britain.

Location: Ravenglass, Cumbria

World heritage sites
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Behind the scenes magic at Sunderland Empire Theatre

Behind the scenes magic at Sunderland Empire Theatre

Providing entertainment since 1907 Sunderland Empire has seen big stars grace its stage, from Laurel and Hardy and Charlie Chaplin to Billy Connolly.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Literature, film and TV
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Visit the Quayside Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

Visit the Quayside Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

Housed on the River Tyne, BALTIC is the biggest gallery of its kind – presenting a dynamic and diverse programme of contemporary visual art.

Location: Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Fashionistas welcome

Fashionistas welcome

Intu Metrocnetre shopping centre isn't just a fashionistas dream; an Imex cinema, bowling alley and arcade will delight both adults and kids.

Location: Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

Shopping and fashion
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Hire a Bike and see the City

Hire a Bike and see the City

It’s easy to be put off city cycling by the busy roads and the scattered ‘dismount zones’, but NewcastleGateshead welcomes visitors on two wheels!

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

Cycling
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Animal antics & farm fun for the family at Down at the Farm

Animal antics & farm fun for the family at Down at the Farm

Down at the Farm is a popular farm is home to a wide range of rare breed animals including giant tortoises, alpacas, raccoons, donkeys and red deer.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Zoos, wildlife and safari parks

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