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History

Explore the rich history of Gateshead from the homes of the prosperous Bowes family to a restored water mill.

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  1. Add Gibside to your Itinerary

    Gibside

    Rowlands Gill

    Escape to this tranquil 18th century landscaped garden created by one of the richest men in Georgian England, George Bowes.

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    Price £6.20 to £30.40 Per Ticket Type
  2. Add The Branch to your Itinerary

    The Branch

    Gateshead

    The Branch is home to a selection of creative businesses offering handmade arts, crafts and food products. Studios are based in Gibside’s historic stables and surrounding woodland while the onsite Bakery and Butchery are based in Market Place, near...

  3. Add Whinfield Coke Ovens to your Itinerary

    Whinfield Coke Ovens

    Rowlands Gill

    Whinfield Coke Ovens were built in 1861 and are a rare example of intact beehive coke ovens that were still operating in 1958 and therefore in living memory. They are currently on the heritage at risk register as a result of repeated vandalism,...

  4. Add Bowes Railway to your Itinerary

    Bowes Railway

    Gateshead

    The Bowes Railway is the only operational and preserved standard gauge cable railway system in the world. Dating from 1826 and designed in part by George Stephenson, it was one of the world’s first modern railways.

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    Free
  5. Add Path Head Water Mill to your Itinerary

    Path Head Water Mill

    Blaydon-on-Tyne

    Nestled away and just off the road out of Blaydon towards Ryton is Path Head Water Mill. The mill is an 18th century feat of engineering located in a tranquil valley, close to meadows and wooded walks with picnic facilities and a safe garden area. 

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    Price £2.00 to £3.50 Per Ticket Type
  6. Add Crowley’s Iron Works to your Itinerary

    Crowley’s Iron Works

    Winlaton

    Sir Ambrose Crowley established one of the very first factories using the water power of the river Derwent to drive huge machines to produce wrought iron. A weir across the Derwent and stone dam which has been reclaimed by nature near Clockburn Lake...

  7. Add Tanfield Railway to your Itinerary

    Tanfield Railway

    Marley Hill

    Laying claim to be ‘the world’s oldest railway’ this preserved steam railway is a great day out for families and history fans alike. The railway, or waggonway as it was known at the time, was built in 1725 and is considered to be a triumph of...

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    Price Free to £26.00 Per Ticket Type
  8. Add Old Hollinside Manor to your Itinerary

    Old Hollinside Manor

    Whickham

    Hollinside Manor is an excellent example of a 13th century fortified manor house situated just east of the Nine Arches Viaduct in the Derwent Walk Country Park.

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