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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
Phone Number: +44 191 643 2241
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A Tyneside Gem

Whether you want to go for a walk, do some cycling or just take in the nature, this is a great place to go and get away from it all. I've been visiting the park for years now... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether you want to go for a walk, do some cycling or just take in the nature, this is a great place to go and get away from it all. I've been visiting the park for years now and I just don't get tired of the place.

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Wallsend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ideal area for both walking and running although you needvto be aware of horse riders. The centre is accesible byvroad with ample parking. The visitor centre has children's activities and a cafe with fine view down to the pond. This attractsmany varieties of birds.. Strong footware recommended as most walks are off-road

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Went with family and dog for a walk around the park and followed the green route which takes about 15 to 20 minutes. This time of the year its worth wearing walking boots or wellies as it could gets a little muddy in places, however there are good paths to follow. After your walk stop off at the cafe for... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Amazing place to visit, you may even see the stag. i often see foxes and other wild life. Lovely lake to walk around although can be muddy this time of year. Great restaurant/cafe when you have finished your walk.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Had a couple of hours wander around the country park, 9yr old son was running about collecting Pokémon apparently there is some "hard to find" ones there. Great time had by all.

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Thank Parishsmum
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

This is a good place for all, we walk the dog there on a regular basis the walkways are wide and lots of scenic views. the kids can just run or cycle along. There is a play area and a pond with anI'm also around.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Nice little place to walk around. Lots of wildlife and overall a pretty relaxing visit. I'd imagine it would be a nice place for dog walkers or photographers too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

My kids and I love walking around here, you can visit the duck and feed them, go and play on the park and have a brew in the cafe 👍🏼

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Blyth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

We have been to the cafe in this park many times but today when we went we wished we hadn't. We sat outside and there was litter everywhere which was attracting wasps. We tried to move inside but were told we couldn't as it was 3.30! We won't be in a hurry to go back.

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Loraine S, Front Office Manager at Rising Sun Country Park, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit to the Cafe. The Cafe closes at 3.30pm on weekdays, however we open later in the summer school holidays until 4.30pm. Unfortunately at this time of year, there are a lot of wasps around, we do our best to keep the terrace litter free, however on the day... More 

Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

What an excellent place to visit. Lots of trail walks, handy if you have a dog. Lovely place for children to play. The cafe very reasonable and has a good variety of hot and cold snacks. It was lovely sitting outside today with coffee and scones and then later on in the day had a pucnic on the grass. Will... More 

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