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Ouseburn

Ouseburn, or Ouseburn Valley has a long and rich history. Known as the cradle of the industrial revolution in Newcastle, due to its location on the River Tyne, barges would load goods and coal from Ouseburn to be shipped around the world.

At the heart of Ouseburn is the entrance to The Victoria Tunnel, an underground wagon way that used the power of gravity to transport coal from Leazes Colliery - just north of the city centre - all the way down to the Quayside for transportation. The fantastic feat of Victorian engineering was later used as an air raid shelter during the Second World War, and is now open for tours.

The past twenty years have transformed Ouseburn to become one of the most vibrant creative communities in the North East with plenty of things to do. Home to artists, musicians, designers and much more, of the major thoroughfares in Ouseburn, Lime Street, is home to several creative hotspots. The community-run urban farm, Ouseburn Farm, encourages visitors to get up close with a range of flora and fauna, providing an educational day out for the whole family while Stepney Bank Stables also offers horse-riding lessons, as well as educational days and charity days.

Also on Lime Street is The Cluny, one of Ouseburn's best pubs as well as one of the regions' best music venues, where big name bands, independent local musicians and indie DJs entertain music-lovers. A few doors down, bookworms of all ages will be amazed by Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children's Books, which is one of the North East's leading family attractions.

If art and culture is your thing, be sure to check out The Biscuit Factory, home to the country's largest independent art, craft and design gallery. Housed in a converted Victorian warehouse, The Biscuit Factory holds regular exhibitions and events and even has its own artisan-style restaurant; one of many great eateries in Ouseburn.

Hoults Yard has also earned a reputation as a creative hub, with this former Victorian pottery works transformed into a complex of offices and studios. From artists and agencies, media companies to marketeers, a range of businesses and entrepreneurs rub shoulders. Look out for the music festivals, art exhibitions and live theatre frequently held here, making this corner of Ouseburn one of the best for cutting-edge culture.

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