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Rising Sun Country Park

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Address: The Rising Sun Country Park Whitley Road | Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 9SS, England
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+44 191 643 2241
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Took the dogs and my camera, stunning place, highly recommended. This was my first visit although it's only 10 mins from where I live. Will be visiting many more times to explore... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Brian B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Took the dogs and my camera, stunning place, highly recommended. This was my first visit although it's only 10 mins from where I live. Will be visiting many more times to explore the whole park.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well worth going for a walk round, and a nice little cafe. I love heading here on a morning to see all the wild life before it gets to busy. Its also good for a picnic with the kids as they have a nice play park and cafe.

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Thank Blotters
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Where this is situated it is not what you would expect. Ample parking provided, café and restroom, picnic areas and plenty of walks. Great for wildlife lovers.

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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great views when you get to the top of the hill, they still have remains from hadrians wall up there. Lots to paths for walkers. Lovely view of north tyneside and Newcastle. get their quick though, as they're building houses left right and centre! ruining the view

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Thank Claire L
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an interesting place, not far from the centre of Newcastle, and I'm sure countless children will have had their first wildlife encounters here. There are footpaths and bridleways throught the woodland, and the highlight is the large Swallow Pond, which can be viewed from several hides.

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Thank DrCave
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a blogger, and I visited the park with a budding photographer and two friends of ours who knew a bit of the history. It was so interesting seeing how an area could go from being a mine to a place of absolute natural beauty like that!

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Thank Lola_Rose8
The Toon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Post Parkrun coffee and cake. Not a great selection of cake but the scone was tip-top. Poor woman rushed off her feet with runners but she coped.

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Thank ginolasbabies
Jarrow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Lovely place to take the dog and the kids for a walk. It has a lovely picnic area with a climbing frame for when the kids have finished eating. Dogs can have a lovely run about in the big open spaces although their was a distinct lack of places to dispose of dog waste.

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Thank Jill M
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

Nice easy walks. Great for children to explore. There's a couple of hides for twitchers. It can be a bit breezy as it's fairly open in places.

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Thank Steve G
The UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

My Mam and Dad often take my little gir to the Rising Sun Country Park. This place caters for all ages and abilities and has a wide array of animals to get close too! There are chickens, donkeys rabbits pigs amongst others. Great little place and it is free too!! Just make sure you visit the little farm shop and... More 

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