The Angel of the North


This fascinating county combines world-class culture, history and wildlife with seductive seaside charm.

The UK’s most famous piece of art, Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North, offers the perfect welcome to this unique and surprising county in the North East of England. Tyne and Wear encompasses everything from the culture and nightlife of Newcastle to the superb blue flag beaches and iconic panoramic views from Penshaw Monument in Sunderland. The impressive heritage of Washington, home to the family of the first president of the USA, to a trip on the world’s oldest railway line in Tanfield railway. Searching for retirement property for sale, Tyne and Wear? Who can blame you!

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Activities in Tyne and Wear

You’ll find plenty of things to do in Tyne and Wear. Newcastle Upon Tyne provides endless entertainment opportunities from a trip to Newcastle Castle, to a tour of St James’ Park or the Victoria Tunnel.Then there's the iconic bridges of the quayside or the impressive range of shopping, theatres, restaurants and bars.

The Angel of the North in Gateshead is an absolute must see, as is its Millennium Bridge and the nearby National Trust property of Gibside.

You are also spoilt for choice for coastal attractions in the North East, but Roker and Seaburn beaches in Sunderland are arguably the best around. Rainy day? Try the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens. The nearby Herrington Country Park is perfect for walking, cycling and boating under the imposing gaze of the famous Penshaw Monument, whereas in Washington you should visit Washington Old Hall, the ancestral home of George Washington and Washington Wetland Centre, where you’ll be delighted by otters and flamingos.

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