Landmarks and Attractions in Gateshead 

Brimming with modern culture, Gateshead is the North East's very own vibrant and dynamic arts and cultural hub, and it's ready for you to explore...

Old meets new with contemporary architectural design blending beautifully alongside restored historical landmarks upon the banks of the River Tyne. This unique and visually appealing blend of the past and future draws tourists from far and wide to admire the iconic bridges, architecture, museums, exhibitions and sculptures. Needless to say, the landmarks and attractions in Gateshead are second to none, so let’s start planning…


The Angel of the North ·

Durham Road, Gateshead, NE9 7TY

Antony Gormley's award winning Angel of the North is one of the most viewed pieces of art in the world, making it one of the most recognisable public art ever produced. Take in the steel sculptures magnificent wingspan measuring 54 metres as well as the breath-taking hill top views of Gateshead and beyond. The Angel is ready to welcome you to the region with open arms.


Gateshead Millennium Bridge ·

South Shore Road, Gateshead.

Sometimes referred to as ‘the blinking eye’, Gateshead’s Millennium Bridge is the world’s first and only tilting bridge. This must see landmark serves as a functional purpose by linking Gateshead and Newcastle for pedestrians and cyclists, whilst only closing momentarily to tilt on its axes for passing boats and ships. Adding to an impressive bridge portfolio upon the banks of the Tyne, its graceful movement, contemporary aesthetics and forward thinking engineering attract visitors all year round.


The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art ·

S Shore Rd, Gateshead NE8 3BA

You can expect a dynamic, diverse and impressive collection of contemporary visual art across six floors at the Baltic. The iconic industrial building located on the south bank of the river Tyne is a converted flour mill, dating back to the 1940’s. Whilst the external character of the building was retained, the internal structure was redesigned to provide a spacious and minimalist interior to fully showcase a frequently changing programme of art exhibitions. You’ll also discover an on-site café, gift shop as well as an impressive glass, roof top restaurant during your visit.


The Glasshouse International Centre for Music ·

St Mary's Square, Gateshead, NE8 2JR

The distinctive, contemporary, curving steel roof of The Glasshouse makes a striking presence upon the river bank, contributing to the Quaysides unique architectural skyline. Home to the Royal Northern Sinfonia, the International Centre for Music welcomes more than two million visitors every year. More than 400 concerts take place at the centre all year round featuring all kinds of local, regional and international music.


Saltwell Park ·

E Park Rd, Gateshead NE9 5AX

Regarded as one of Britain’s finest examples of a Victorian park, Saltwell Park in Gateshead is a popular attraction for both locals and tourists alike. The stunning grounds and beautiful green space have earned many accolades over the years, such as ‘Britain’s Best Park’, Green Flag awards as well as 'The People's Choice' award in 2018 for the second year in a row. Facilities including play areas, a maze, pets' corner, walking and jogging routes as well as bowling greens, tennis and basketball courts are guaranteed to entertain the whole family.