Gateshead is a town in Tyne and Wear in the northeast of England, situated south of Newcastle upon Tyne on the banks of the river Tyne.

Gateshead seen from across the river in Newcastle

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Gateshead can be accessed from the north on the Tyne and Wear Metro from Newcastle. The metro goes to the main bus and metro interchange in the town centre. Also from Newcastle there are regular buses, which often carry on to most parts of Gateshead. From all other directions, the bus is the best option.

You can get a train to the suburb of Heworth. Alternatively, there are stations in Dunston, MetroCentre and Blaydon.

Map of Gateshead

The Tyne and Wear Metro provides easy access to several places in Gateshead (namely Gateshead, Felling, Heworth and Pelaw) and continues into South Tyneside and Sunderland in one direction and Newcastle in the other. There is also a national rail station on the Tyne Valley Line for the Metro Centre and bus services.

Bus services are also frequent. The convenient Quaylink bus service links various popular places in Gateshead and Newcastle. There is a large bus station by the Metro Centre railway station.

Walking – around the riverside area is pleasant – crossing over to Newcastle.

Gateshead and Newcastle walking directions can be planned online with the walking route planner.

  • 54.914111-1.5894171 The Angel of the North (about 5 miles from the town centre). Large sculpture by Antony Gormley, erected in 1998. It can be seen when approaching Gateshead from the south on the A1, or by rail.  
  • 54.96912-1.59841 BALTIC. A fantastic and free modern art gallery on the bank of the River Tyne. There’s a cafe on the ground floor, a posh restaurant the top floor and a balcony with stunning views over Gateshead and Newcastle.  
  • 54.9692-1.59931 The Gateshead Millennium bridge. An architecturally innovative footbridge linking Newcastle and Gateshead Quaysides.  
  • 54.95005-1.600331 Shipley Art Gallery, Prince Consort Road, +44 191 477-1495. M-Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 2PM-5PM. Popular art gallery in Gateshead. Relax, unwind and discover the fantastic range of art and design on show in the friendly surroundings of the Shipley. During the last 25 years the venue has become established as a national centre for contemporary craft and has built up one of the best collections outside London, including ceramics, wood, metal, glass, textiles and furniture. Admission is free.  
  • Newcastle upon Tyne

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