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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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Cakes, cakes, cakes!

Rough and ready cafe as people in and out with young kids and muddy willies from dog walking but the cakes, oh my goodness! Wish they allowed dogs inside I'd be there much more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Rough and ready cafe as people in and out with young kids and muddy willies from dog walking but the cakes, oh my goodness! Wish they allowed dogs inside I'd be there much more often

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The country park has great walks with lots to see and do, a farm, bird watching st Swallow pond with walks around Hadrian pond and others. Picnic sites, woodland walks and all sorts of different scenery. The Park cafe is set on a hill and looks out over the Swallow pond with a great view on a lovely day. They... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

A good family day out , plenty to see and do , food , drinks etc are not too dear , find the long walk if you can

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great cafe in lovely location. Good home made food. View of lake. Nice place walking. All year round check closing times. Scummy scones, home made quiches and breads.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The best feature of the park is the network of footpaths allowing for safe walks of various lengths. The centre, cafe and play park provide a useful focus. Display boards give interesting historic and natural information.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A lovely spot to wander about taking in the fresh air and countryside. The place hasn't really changed for many years which isn't. Bad thing mind. A great place to get close to nature and the cafe is good for a light bite whilst the play area is ok for the kids. My only gripe is that at the weekend... More 

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Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Visited the cafe, I normally just walk my dog around the park which is lovely. The ladies toilet was a disgrace. The coffee was lukewarm. The cherry scone was dry and the tables outside were very dirty. I observed the table being cleared but not wiped down. Don't bother trying to contact them either, the email bounced back. Not able... More 

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North East England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I love this country park, it has a lovely atmosphere and is very well kept. You see all sorts of people here and lots of dogs to play with.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We have visited numerous times over the last few years, as our kids have grown up. They now love walking and scooting around, spotting wildlife along the way before a play in the play area.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This was our first visit and found a lovely Park to visit.Regulary has open days. Good paths for either walking or cycling. Good Cafe -recommend the cheese scones.

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