The borough of Gateshead is the largest of the five Tyne and Wear districts and covers a total area of 55 square miles, extending 12.6 miles along the south bank of the River Tyne.
Gateshead has a mix of both the urban areas of the town centre, Felling, Dunston and Blaydon, and the more westerly rural districts of Ryton, Whickham and parts of the Derwent Valley.
It is home to Gateshead International Stadium, the Metrocentre, The Sage Gateshead, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Antony Gormley OBE’s world-famous Angel of the North. There are also public parks throughout the borough offering walking, sporting and recreational facilities.
Gateshead has an extensive public transport network, including local rail, bus and Metro train systems, which take passengers to Newcastle, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Wearside in a matter of minutes. Newcastle International Airport is also only nine miles away.
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- Frequently asked questions about Gateshead South (Birtley; Low Fell; Springwell; Wrekenton), Central (Sheriff Hill; town centre) , East (Felling; Leam Lane; Old Fold), Inner West (Dunston; Teams; Whickham), and West (Blaydon; Highfield; Ryton)
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