GatesheadTyne and Wear in the northeast of England, situated south of Newcastle upon Tyne on the banks of the river Tyne.
You can get a train to the suburb of Heworth. Alternatively, there are stations in Dunston, MetroCentre and Blaydon.
By trainThe Tyne and Wear Metro provides easy access to several places in Gateshead (namely Gateshead, Felling, Heworth and Pelaw) and continues into South Tyneside and Sunderland in one direction and Newcastle in the other. There is also a national rail station on the Tyne Valley Line for the Metro Centre and bus services.
By busBus services are also frequent. The convenient Quaylink bus service links various popular places in Gateshead and Newcastle. There is a large bus station by the Metro Centre railway station.
By footWalking - around the riverside area is pleasant - crossing over to Newcastle.
Gateshead and Newcastle walking directions can be planned online with the walkit.com walking route planner.
The Angel of the NorthLarge sculpture by Antony Gormley, erected in 1998. It can be seen when approaching Gateshead from the south on the A1, or by rail.
BALTICA fantastic and free modern art gallery on the bank of the River Tyne. There's a cafe on the ground floor, a posh restaurant the top floor and a balcony with stunning views over Gateshead and Newcastle.
The Gateshead Millennium bridgeAn architecturally innovative footbridge linking Newcastle and Gateshead Quaysides.
phone: +44 191 477-1495address: Prince Consort RoadPopular art gallery in Gateshead. Relax, unwind and discover the fantastic range of art and design on show in the friendly surroundings of the Shipley. During the last 25 years the venue has become established as a national centre for contemporary craft and has built up one of the best collections outside London, including ceramics, wood, metal, glass, textiles and furniture.
- Newcastle upon Tyne
The Sage GatesheadA modern music arena, with two large concert halls, bars, restaurant, reference library. The Sage hosts a wide variety of musical talent, especially classical and folk. The recognizable building was designed by Foster and Partners.
phone: +44 191 493 0250One of the largest shopping centres in Europe with many major national and international names such as Marks and Spencer, Debenhams, House of Fraser, Argos, Boots and Apple. It also houses an Odeon IMAX cinema.
Many restaurants can be reached on the Newcastle Quayside from Gateshead by the Millennium Bridge.
Usually a pub crawl starts around the Quayside, crossing between Gateshead and Newcastle.
Common places include Buffalo Joe's and Baja nightclub, but if you prefer something more traditionl and enjoy real ale try The Aletaster in Gateshead or Bridge Hotel, Bacchus, The Bodega or Crown Posada all in Newcastle city centre just over the river.
There are many food outlets at the Metro Centre.
phone: +44 191 493 2233
Hilton Newcastle Gatesheadphone: +44 191 490 9700address: Bottle Ban