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Rising Sun Country Park

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Address: Whitley Road | Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 9SS, England
Phone Number: (0191) 643 2241
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A pleasant little café reminiscent of a 'Lakes national trust' establishment. Very tasty food and a reasonably good coffee on offer. A great view and a little play area for kids... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
jonnypanic666
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A pleasant little café reminiscent of a 'Lakes national trust' establishment. Very tasty food and a reasonably good coffee on offer. A great view and a little play area for kids. You really find it difficult to believe that your so close to the A19 and its surrounding area! A lovely place to walk or just to have refreshments!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

went last Friday had a meeting first about walking groups followed by xmas lunch with Gillian adams at the resteraunt excellent service warm food and a nice sweet highly recomended

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1 Thank Edward J
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199 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Great place to visit Great place to walk or cycle around the park No hills and most pathways good for all weather visit Cafe good and prices ok Good toilet facilities

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1 Thank Mix-m8
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

a lovely place, playground, coffee and tea shop, place for walks, fields with grazing horses , vegetation, forest, birds

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1 Thank tunesup
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

It is very easy to park and the most important is that it is free. At the entrance, there is a kids play area while adults can have a sit and coffee, and very stunning landscape at this point. Walking, horse, farm are other things after that.

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1 Thank SarahX15
Wallsend, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

My house overlooks the rising sun. I have lived here for over fifteen years. my house overlooks the barking dog. dog track. so it can get quite noisy some days what with dogs squealing full belt on a sunday morning. but the track was here before me and don`t have a problem with it. I walk my dog quite regular... More 

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1 Thank Whatsupguv
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I was expecting a Japanese theme park with bullet train rollercoster and samurai battles. chuck in a few longbow ranges and I was well up for it. Nothing like that at all! the only thing remotely Japanese was in my pants as a result of a curry the night before. This park has nothing to do with Japan instead its... More 

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Our family of four had a lovely day out. Kids could enjoy playing on the country side, running around the trees, riding bicycles, feeding donkeys... :) We also pick up some eatable wild mushrooms - boletus I think they called and later that day had delicious soup.

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2 Thank Arthur R
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Went here for a school trip! It was awesome! definitely worth a go! I remembered I saw a cuckoo and some other tiny birds which I can't remember the names.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Surprises everytime you go. Building on miles of paths and the large pond you are able to access rarer birds, such as wood and green sandpipers this month and foxes/ stoats etc . If you take patience and binoculars you will have a great time. Nice cafe but closes early.

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