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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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Great inner city walk

We often visit here throughout the year and love to see how it all changes. If you wanna kinda get away from it all....here is a good place to just waste an hour or so. People... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We often visit here throughout the year and love to see how it all changes. If you wanna kinda get away from it all....here is a good place to just waste an hour or so. People you pass are always so friendly an always say hi. Great little spot this is.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The Rising Sun is great for a walk around, or even a cycle. Great Cycle/ walking paths and hills which look out over Wallsend/ Newcastle. Normally, there are horses and the occasional donkey/ deer in the field for children to feed/ stroke. There is a park for the children and a café for hot and cold drinks/ snacks. A grassy... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

my family have been visiting this spot for many years . it`s great for a long walk ,in any season. there are horses and sometimes donkeys, there is also a wonderful deer to see in a field with the horses .we often go and pick blackberries aswell.there is a nice little coffee shop if you want to stop for a... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This place was always packed when I went - on a weekday afternoon. Parking was a nightmare but the park is very nice and the cafe has plenty on offer

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Newcastle
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This country park is tucked behind Asda of all places but is great for dog walking, exercising the kids, bike rides or just having a coffee on the terrace (Newcastle weather permitting). The food is always of a decent quality and the prices very reasonable. It's a great spot for a half hour pop in or several hours of mixed... More 

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newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We go when we want to have a great long walk collecting leaves and twigs with our 2 kids age 3 and 6. It is great that so close the town there is such a place that feels so far away from everything. At the end I would recommend the kids park which the kids can play and adults can... More 

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Morpeth, Northumberland, England
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20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This is a nice venue - lovely walks and you get good basic food. The staff are always helpful and pleasant

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I had no idea how big this place was, was visiting my sister who lives locally and we decided to stop off here as it was the nearest park. The kids loved it. Heard there's a stag but unfortunately we did not see it. Easy to get to via the car or the metro. Family friendly. Close to the coast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Simple no frills cafe with excellent home cooked food. The scones are brilliant. Set in a country park so good views. Outside seating is lovely in good weather Good place to take children so tends to be overrun in the school holidays!

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newcastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

A wonderful place for walks or cycle rides with the kids. I really like the cafe too. They do a limited range of nutritious and tasty lunches and the cakes and scones are always lovely.

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