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Rising Sun Country Park

Whitley Road | Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 9SS, England
(0191) 643 2241
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The park is clean and very good for its walks. Places to go wildlife spotting and a very informative visitors centre. . Good for all ages and abilities!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Nice day out with the kids. A large wooden fort gives the kids hours of climbing fun, great for tiring them out. There county walks and a small lake with wildlife and a nice little cafe on site, with plenty of parking.

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newcastle on tyne
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

A fabulous little restaurant in a lovely surrounding. Food is second to none. Home cooked food bread quiches and the scones are to die for. Lovely staff definitely worth a visit. If only for the food. But the walks around the park to see the wildlife is definitely another reason. Especially if we have a sunny day.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I am lucky enough to live within a stone's throw of the country park and I walk my dog there for a couple of hours every morning (rain, hail, snow or shine!). It's a beautiful oasis in an urban landscape, imaginatively reclaimed from the former Rising Sun Pit. There's a wealth of paths to travel, lots of ponds and small... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

I've been going to this park since I was a kid and now I take my son. There are so many tracks and trails you can spend hours here walking around. It's so tranquil you feel as though you're out in the countryside til you get to the top of the heap/hill then you can see across newcastle. The farm... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The home made, bread, quiches and cakes are always fabulous. The view from the café is wonderful and you can sit inside or out and watch all the birds and lake. The meals quickly sell out so go at the start of service.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Here you can exercise your limbs walking around the lake before diving into the fabulous restaurant. Watch the chef and his staff preparing food in this open kitchen. Excellent food, good value and helpful staff.

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Montepulciano, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This place was just perfect for my four day yoga course .they even rustled some delicious vegetarian soup and salads for us all .lovely little gardens etc to meditate in .lots of parking .loved this place x

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This was a return visit after stumbling across it by accident last year. I had a morning free and wanted to test a new lens on my camera, this park has lots of interest, birds, good views and a deer who does not object to being close to people. I had a three hour stroll around the many well maintained... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Car park is right next to the children's playground/cafe and visitor centre. There's a couple of different walks of varying lengths round fields, through the woods and to a farm with a shop. If you're a Geocache hunter I know there's at least one here :)

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