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Top things to do in Tyne and Wear

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Victoria Tunnel (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Ranked #1 of 143 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Newcastle's Hidden Heritage,winner of 2013 NE Tourism Gold Award as Best Small Visitor Attraction. A preserved nineteenth... more » Owner description: Newcastle's Hidden Heritage,winner of 2013 NE Tourism Gold Award as Best Small Visitor Attraction. A preserved nineteenth century waggonway dug under the city from The Town Moor 2.5 Miles to the Tyne. Built to transport coal from Spital Tongues (Leazes Main) Colliery to the river. At outbreak of WW2 was converted into an air raid shelter to protect up to 9 thousand Newcastle citizens during deadly bombing raids. Follow your guides underground to discover the tunnel's fascinating history. Advance booking is essential - please contact the Ouseburn Trust or visit the website for more information. « less
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Grey Street (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Ranked #2 of 143 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #3 of 143 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Bridges; Landmarks
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Longsands Beach (Tynemouth)
Ranked #4 of 143 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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Millenium Bridge (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Ranked #5 of 143 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Bridges; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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The Quayside (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Ranked #6 of 143 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Historic Sites; Neighborhoods
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Sage Gateshead (Gateshead)
Ranked #7 of 143 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Educational Sites; Theaters
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Ranked #8 of 143 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Libraries; Traveler Resources
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Jesmond Dene Park (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Ranked #9 of 143 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Nature and Parks
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Saltwell Park (Gateshead)
Ranked #10 of 143 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Reservations; National Parks
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The Tyne Bridge (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Ranked #11 of 143 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Bridges; Landmarks
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St James' Park (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Ranked #12 of 143 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
Owner description: Delve into Newcastle United's history all the way back to the late 1800s by joining us on a tour of the iconic St James'... more » Owner description: Delve into Newcastle United's history all the way back to the late 1800s by joining us on a tour of the iconic St James' Park. Accompanied by a tour guide you will visit areas of the ground reserved for players and officials only, including the Home Dressing Room, Media Suite, Director's Box, and more. Tours last approximately 90 minutes, and run daily at 11.30, 12.30, And 14.30, At a cost of £15 an adult, £12 a concession, and £8 a junior. « less
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The Discovery Museum (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Ranked #13 of 143 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: History Museums; Science Museums; Museums
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Ranked #14 of 143 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #15 of 143 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Whatever the season, come rain or shine, WWT Washington Wetland Centre is the perfect place to connect with nature.Open 364... more » Owner description: Whatever the season, come rain or shine, WWT Washington Wetland Centre is the perfect place to connect with nature.Open 364 days a year, our award-winning, family-friendly site offers visitors of all ages a host of unforgettable wildlife encounters and beautiful scenery all year round.Explore an exciting mix of wetland, woodland, nature reserve and meadows; home to rare wildfowl, flocks of waders, Chilean flamingos, Asian short-clawed otters, Eurasian cranes and more.Enjoy daily animal feeds; regular walks, talks and activities and other special events.Excellent access (free electric scooter hire), café with views of spectacular wildlife, gift shop and play area. WWT members go Free. « less
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Belsay Hall and Gardens (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Ranked #16 of 143 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Architectural Buildings; Gardens
Owner description: Two historic buildings, a well-preserved late-14th century tower house and a neo-classical house, are linked by a charming... more » Owner description: Two historic buildings, a well-preserved late-14th century tower house and a neo-classical house, are linked by a charming sunken garden spreading over more than 30 acres of landscaped grounds. « less
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St Nicholas Cathedral (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Ranked #17 of 143 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #18 of 143 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Ancient Ruins; Castles; Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #19 of 143 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Lighthouses; Landmarks
Owner description: Reached between the tides via a short causeway, St. Mary's has all the fascination of a miniature, part-time island. The... more » Owner description: Reached between the tides via a short causeway, St. Mary's has all the fascination of a miniature, part-time island. The Lighthouse, completed in 1898 on a hazardous coast for shipping, remained operational until 1984 when it was superseded by modern navigational techniques. Since then the Lighthouse and former keepers' cottages have been operated as a visitor centre by North Tyneside Council. The surrounding Nature Reserve contains an area of rockpools, clifftop grassland, a beach and newly created wetland habitats.Wherever possible we are open seven days a week between May and September, and during weekends and school holidays in the winter. However, it is not possible for us to open on some days because of tidal conditions. The stated opening times can also be subject to variations on occasion due to weather affecting the times of the tide. « less
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Ouseburn Farm (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Ranked #20 of 143 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Farms; Landmarks
Owner description: Located in a stunning position underneath three soaring bridges, Ouseburn Farm is a green oasis in the heart of Newcastle... more » Owner description: Located in a stunning position underneath three soaring bridges, Ouseburn Farm is a green oasis in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. Get up close with the animals. The purpose built barn and the Farm's fields and meadows provide the perfect home for our sheep, goats, pigs and chickens. Explore the fields, woods and ponds. Stroll around the garden. Look around our award-winning, sustainably built visitor centre with its energy and water-saving features. Entrance to the farm is free, but we welcome donations. Please be generous! Ouseburn Farm is family friendly and it's easily accessible for both pushchairs and wheelchairs. « less
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Newburn hall motor museum (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Ranked #21 of 143 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Museums
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Roker Beach (Sunderland)
Ranked #22 of 143 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Beaches; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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The Castle Keep (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Ranked #23 of 143 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Architectural Buildings; Castles; Landmarks
Owner description: The Castle Keep of Newcastle upon Tyne was built by Henry II between 1168-1178, it is one of the finest surviving examples of... more » Owner description: The Castle Keep of Newcastle upon Tyne was built by Henry II between 1168-1178, it is one of the finest surviving examples of a Norman Keep in the country. « less
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The Biscuit Factory (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Ranked #24 of 143 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: The Biscuit Factory is the UK's largest art, craft & design gallery set in the heart of Newcastle's cultural quarter. Housed... more » Owner description: The Biscuit Factory is the UK's largest art, craft & design gallery set in the heart of Newcastle's cultural quarter. Housed in a former Victorian warehouse, our beautiful and dynamic gallery spaces set over two floors, display a range of exciting contemporary fine art, sculpture, original prints and jewellery, quality craftmanship and design led homewares. Admission to The Biscuit Factory is completely free, we're 5 minutes from the centre of Newcastle and are open 7 days a week. With artist studios, a cafe and a restaurant. Spend the day with us and leave with that special piece you won't find anywhere else. Visit artisan to leave a review for our in-house restaurant. « less
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Ranked #25 of 143 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Beaches; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #26 of 143 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
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Rising Sun Country Park (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Ranked #27 of 143 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #28 of 143 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Nature and Parks
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Grainger Town (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Ranked #29 of 143 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Neighborhoods
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Souter lighthouse (South Shields)
Ranked #30 of 143 attractions in Tyne and Wear
Category: Museums
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