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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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Lovely huge country park

Lovely big area to explore, a little park and cafe but ideal for kids who like to ride bikes or scooters lots of little paths to follow, lovely area to walk around with family and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Lovely big area to explore, a little park and cafe but ideal for kids who like to ride bikes or scooters lots of little paths to follow, lovely area to walk around with family and friends :)

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I took the kids and the dog for a walk around the Rising Sun Country Park and they all lived it. It is very pleasant and well maintained, nice surroundings and lovely views.

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Newcastle Upon Tyne
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

I regularly visit the Rising Sun with my toddler, its always a hit, no matter the weather. There's a small play park which is well laid out but it does gets busy. For us the best part is the long walks and the animals. The Rising Sun is real sanctuary, it feels like you're in the middle of the country... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
24 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

We've been to the rising sun many times and try to get there every few weeks. I won't repeat what other reviews have said. But we got a surprise when we stopped off at the farm for a sit down and look at the animals. There were birds of prey on display for you to see and hold, the guy... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Very nice , would return , food fabulous and staff so so helpful . Was a bit busy but staff rearranged tables to fit us in . Lovely atmosphere .

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Lovely for a walk with family and friends - fairly flat (but not necessarily even under foot) so fine for buggies and those of us who aren't so fit! The cafe isn't the most attractive, but the home made soup is good and not too expensive. Hard to believe you are surrounded by superstores and industrial units - you feel... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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42 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

What a great find just behind the 'open 24 hours' Asda in Benton. The Rising Sun Country Park is a birder's paradise surrounded by Newcastle's busy built-up suburbs. From the sublime to the ridiculous, eh, readers. There are great walks around marshland, lakes and ponds - and bird hides dotted here and there with good photograph opportunities. Ducks and Swans,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Love this place, been coming for a long time now. Nice walks available of varying lengths, accessible. Love the farm and the visitor centre. Especially good for young children as there is an adventure playground and water feature to play in.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

If you like open spaces & that nice cup of tea at the end, this is the place to go. Plenty of walks, cycle routes & just on the outskirts of Newcastle

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Beautiful countryside walk and ponds. We were very lucky and saw a magnificent stag in the field close to where we were walking. There is a café and parking and a play area for little ones.

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Address: Address: Whitley Road | Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 9SS, England
Phone Number: (0191) 643 2241
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne

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