Tyne and Wear

The north east county of Tyne and Wear is brimming with cultural quayside cities and sandy North Sea beaches like Tynemouth Longsands where the surf is almost always up. Visit Tyne and Wear to discover cosmopolitan Newcastle and Gateshead museums and galleries for a dose of its Roman heritage, cross neon footbridges between redeveloped quays, or 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, not to mention more football, and stop by Washington to visit the Wetlands, one of the most unique things to do in Tyne and Wear.

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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

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Coast along at Mouth of the Tyne Festival

Coast along at Mouth of the Tyne Festival

Head east from Newcastle for a laidback, seafront festival that’s a mix of music, performing arts, food and crafts.

Location: Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear

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Cheer on a winner at the Northumberland Plate Festival

Cheer on a winner at the Northumberland Plate Festival

Put on your posh frocks and have a little flutter at one of the biggest events in the North East horseracing calendar.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

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Discover outdoor art on the Riverside Sculpture Trail

Discover outdoor art on the Riverside Sculpture Trail

Learn about Sunderland’s past and present on the Riverside Sculpture Trail as you complete the final leg of the Coast to Coast cycle route.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

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Fly by for the Sunderland International Airshow

Fly by for the Sunderland International Airshow

Pack a picnic, head to the beach and lie back for dazzling aerial acrobatics, classic aircraft, live music, fireworks and traditional seaside fun.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

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Pay homage to the written word in South Shields

Pay homage to the written word in South Shields

Step inside The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, a new state-of-the-art venue brimming with exciting new experiences, activities and facilities for people of all ages to enjoy.

Location: South Shields, South Tyneside

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Follow art trails around NewcastleGateshead

Follow art trails around NewcastleGateshead

Throughout NewcastleGateshead you will discover public art in the most surprising of places from figurative sculptures to conceptual work.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

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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

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Experience the ultimate rugby weekend at Newcastle Falcons

Experience the ultimate rugby weekend at Newcastle Falcons

Stay at the four-star Sandman Signature Hotel, experience the famous Geordie welcome and watch top flight rugby at Newcastle Falcons.

Location: NewcastleGateshead, Tyne and Wear

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Trace a president’s past to Washington Old Hall

Trace a president’s past to Washington Old Hall

The ancestral home of first US president George Washington is an atmospheric stone manor with fragrant gardens, set in a picturesque village.

Location: Washington, Tyne and Wear

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Enjoy winter ice skating at the Centre for Life

Enjoy winter ice skating at the Centre for Life

Ice skating returns to Times Square in Newcastle this winter, offering the perfect opportunity to start your winter break in style.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

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Explore Sunderland’s coastline & see what surprises you find

Explore Sunderland’s coastline & see what surprises you find

Come and experience for yourself the beautiful seaside at the newly regenerated twin beach resorts of Roker and Seaburn.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

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Get a dose of culture on the Quayside

Get a dose of culture on the Quayside

Explore world-class cultural venues on NewcastleGateshead’s Quayside and take artistic photos of the seven bridges spanning the River Tyne.

Location: Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

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Climb the grassy hill to iconic Penshaw Monument

Climb the grassy hill to iconic Penshaw Monument

Roam picturesque parkland, spy flamingos and otters, admire sculptures and climb the secret staircase of this famous monument for panoramic views.

Location: Penshaw and Washington, Tyne and Wear

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Take on the challenging Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail

Take on the challenging Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail

Follow in the footsteps of an Emperor along the Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail.

Location: Wallsend, Tyne and Wear

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Go behind the scenes at Sunderland Empire Theatre

Go behind the scenes at Sunderland Empire Theatre

Tread the same boards as a young Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy and the Beatles on a tour of this enchanting old Edwardian theatre.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

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Experience panoramic views on Grey’s Monument

Experience panoramic views on Grey’s Monument

Experience panoramic views and close encounters with a former Prime Minister, followed by a well-earned cup of Earl Grey tea.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

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Join the stunning C2C bike route across England

Join the stunning C2C bike route across England

Get on your bike and coast past diverse landscapes, landmarks and beautiful sculptures on the final leg of this classic cycle ride.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

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Unique foodie treats in NewcastleGateshead

Unique foodie treats in NewcastleGateshead

Quirky and delicious food awaits you on every corner, so explore the best restaurants NewscastleGateshead has to offer.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

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Take part in your very own Time Team project at Hadrian’s Wall

Take part in your very own Time Team project at Hadrian’s Wall

Join the Wallquest community archaeology project, and discover what secrets lie on the eastern sections of Hadrian’s Wall.

Location: South Shields, Tyne and Wear

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