Jesmond Dene in Six Steps

Learn all about Jesmond Dene in 6 easy steps. Wander around the Dene and read the heritage panels. Do it before you go! Six heritage panels describe some of the work Lord and Lady Armstrong did in establishing Jesmond Dene as Park. Learn about St Mary’s Chapel; Why the Armstrong Bridge was built; Armstrong’s preoccupation with waterpower; How Paddy Freeman’s Pond powered the organ at the Banqueting Hall. The Heritage Panels (below) explain this and much more.

Newcastle and Elswick Riverside

That part of Newcastle’s Riverside, just beyond the Redheugh Bridge, has a cycle-footpath which stretches for two miles before leaving the river side. At regular intervals there are public information panels which explain Newcastle’s industrial past. The text on these panels is reproduced here, some of the panels are too difficult to read. Other panels such as Dunston Staithes are missing at the time of writing.


On the Quayside Path, heading west past the High Level Bridge and walking toward the Copthorne, it feels like you are leaving the City. However from this point, the Quayside Path, now better called the Riverside Path, extends for another two miles.

There are the three Western Bridges to walk under and ten information panels see and numerous ‘Art Works’.  The first five information panels are faded and very difficult to read, the second five are still crystal clear, the text from all ten panels has been reproduced here.”

Newcastle’s Burmantofts Tiles

Beehive Hotel
Beehive Hotel

There are at least four places to view Burmantofts Tiles in Newcastle Upon Tyne.
1) Centurion Bar and Cafe – Newcastle Central Station
2) The Beehive Inn – Cloth Market
3) Portofinos – Italian Restaurant – Dean Street
4) Central Arcade – Grey Street
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Riley’s Fish Shack

Something strange is happening at the coast, new and exciting retail businesses are setting up. For those of us that have been around a while, this is a new development, Cullercoats and Tynemouth have not changed much in the past few decades, but this is something fresh and new. Riley’s Fish Shack is one such establishment, but there are others, Crusoe’s, The View and the Surfers Bar to name but three others. All of these establishments seem very successful and occupy spectacular locations. Can hardly wait to see what will happen next.

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