15 Best Places to Visit in Tyne and Wear (England)

2. Quayside

Newcastle Quayside

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Newcastle (north bank)and Gateshead (south) share the Tyne River, and at the Quayside you’ll get a handle on Tyneside in the 21st-century.

Until the last decades of the 20th-century this section of riverside, east of the Tyne Bridge, was an industrial nerve centre, with warehouses and busy wharfs by the water.

Later the area became derelict but has been revitalised and has now become a destination for nights out and culture, and a nice spot for a waterfront walk.

A symbol for this rebirth is the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, completed in 2001. It provides a crossing for cyclists and pedestrians and then tilts on an axis at set times to allow river traffic to pass.

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