The City of Gateshead is situated in Tyne and Wear in the North of England and is separated from Newcastle Upon Tyne. It forms a bustling part of the Tyneside conurbation which spreads across vast swathes either side of the River Tyne.
Gateshead landmarks consist of the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, the Sage Gateshead, the Angel of the North and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. Amongst others. The city is one of rolling hills which have been built upon over the centuries. A beautiful area which gives great views over the Tyne River and into Newcastle proper. The city has scenic beauty and rises above its local neighbour, the Team Valley.
Where once upon a time only 5000 lived, the Industrial Revolution, like in most towns and cities, increased the local population to 100,000 in the 1800s. The local economy was based on coal originally but then moved into Iron and crafting metal works. Not much of the original architecture of Gatehead remains due to a great fire enveloping the the Quayside and much of the town's, now city, medieval architecture and heritage. Yet the architecture both new and old can be found within the central avenues of the city itself.
Gateshead is made up of several districts which is overseen by the local Gateshead Council. Much like London grew to take in towns from Kent and surrounding regions, Gateshead has expanded in a similar manner.
Within this Gateshead Post website you will find news, events and information about the city and districts within. Areas covered are the Quays and town centre, Salt Meadows, Sunderland Road, Windmill Hills, Bensham, Teams, Saltwell, Birtley, Mount Pleasant and Deckham.
Gateshead is home two of the largest conurbation effects in the North of England. It is home to the Metrocentre, which is a sprawling shopping centre and one of the largest in Europe. As a quirk of fate, the Team Valley trading estate is also one of the largest business and warehousing industrial estates in the United Kingdom.
The Gateshead Post also covers Carr Hill, Sheriff Hill, Beacon Lough, Wrekenton, Eighton Banks, Low Fell, Leam Lane, Felling, Tyne and Wear, Harlow Green, Chowdene, Team Valley, Lobley Hill, Dunston and Windy Nook. Why not visit Gateshead and peruse our tourism guide and seek out fun activities at Namco Funscape and Mister Twisters Wacky World of Fun, take a walk back into history with a visit to Saltwell Park and Saltwell Towers or play at Ryton Golf Club and take the children to Bill Quay Farm. There is of course a bustling night life both sides of the river in true Geordie style.