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Discover Saltwell Park: A Victorian Gem in Gateshead

by | Nov 24, 2021 | Explore Newcastle

Nestled in the heart of Gateshead, Saltwell Park stands out as one of the UK’s top 10 most beloved parks. Designed by Edward Kemp and opened to the public in 1876, this 55-acre park is a Grade II listed site of historical significance, recently restored to its former glory. It offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and Victorian park charm.

Visitors to Saltwell Park can unwind amidst lush greenery, explore family-friendly attractions like play areas, a maze, and pets’ corner, or simply enjoy a leisurely lunch in the picturesque surroundings of Saltwell Towers.

Saltwell Towers: This fairy tale mansion, designed in 1862 by renowned stained glass artist William Wailes, serves as the park’s visitor centre and cafe. Lovingly restored to its original Victorian splendor, Saltwell Towers showcases an intriguing mix of Gothic, Elizabethan, and French architectural styles. Inside, visitors can enjoy regular art exhibitions and delve into the park’s rich history.

Accommodation near Saltwell Park
Just an 8-minute drive from the Park, Embassy Hotel offers an ideal base to explore the North East of England. Located in Gateshead’s Lobley Hill, the hotel provides easy access to Durham, Sunderland, and the picturesque countryside. Whether you’re on a business trip or a leisurely weekend getaway, Embassy Hotel ensures a comfortable stay with modern amenities such as free parking, tea/coffee makers, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and luxurious Hypnos beds. Conveniently situated just off the A1, Embassy Hotel invites you to relax and enjoy your adventures in the North East. Plan your stay now at www.embassynewcastle.com.

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