Gateshead is a town in Tyne and Wear, England and is the main settlement in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead. It lies on the southern bank of the River Tyne opposite Newcastle upon Tyne and together they form the urban core of Tyneside. Gateshead town centre and Newcastle City Centre are joined by seven different bridges across the Tyne, including the landmark Gateshead Millennium Bridge. The town is becoming increasingly well known for several examples of iconic architecture such as The Sage Gateshead, the Angel of the North and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. Gateshead is set to host BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking festival.

Why visit?

  • Gateshead is home to the iconic Quayside, a vibrant waterfront area with a range of attractions, restaurants, bars, and shops. Take a stroll along the banks of the River Tyne and admire the stunning views of the iconic Tyne Bridge and the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.
  • Gateshead is home to a range of shopping centres, including the Metrocentre, the largest shopping centre in Europe. With over 330 stores, you're sure to find something to suit your taste.
  • Gateshead is just a short drive away from the stunning Northumberland Coast. Take a trip to the beach and explore the stunning coastline, or take a boat trip to the Farne Islands and spot some of the local wildlife.