Nestled in the heart of Gateshead, Saltwell Park is one of the 10 most popular parks in the UK. Designed by Edward Kemp, the park was opened to the public in 1876 and covers 55 acres of area. The park is Grade II listed as a park of historic importance and has recently been beautifully restored. It is a perfect place to absorb nature as well as admire Britain’s finest examples of a Victorian park. You can relax and unwind in the beautiful green space, bring the family to enjoy facilities including play areas, a maze and pets’ corner or simply enjoy lunch and a hot drink in the stunning surroundings of Saltwell Towers.
Saltwell Towers: Saltwell Tower’s a fairy tale mansion house is home to a visitor centre and cafe. Designed in 1862 by renowned stained glass manufacturer William Wailes, the super gothic mansion lies in the heart of Saltwell Park and has been sympathetically restored to its former Victorian glory to make a well-equipped visitor centre and tearoom. With an eclectic mix of Gothic, Elizabethan and French styles, the interior of the towers boasts regular art exhibits and information about the history of the park.
Embassy Hotel is just an 8-minute drive away from this fine example of a Victorian park.