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Benwell
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Blaydon On Tyne
Boldon
Cramlington
Gateshead
Gosforth
Heddon On The Wall
Houghton Le Spring
Jarrow
Jesmond
Killingworth
Marley Hill
Newburn
Newcastle Airport
Newcastle Upon Tyne
North Shields
Ponteland
Roker
Ryton
South Shields
Sunderland
Tynemouth
Wallsend
Washington
Whickham
Whitley Bay

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County Town: Newcastle upon Tyne
Population: 1,075,938
Area: 208 sq miles - 540 sq km
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Events

April
EAT! Food Festival
Gateshead Beer Festival
Pins & Needles Annual Show

May
Evolution Festival
Sunderland Steam Spectacular

June
Beamish Chic Vintique Fair
Bede's Way Walk
Blaydon Race
Newcastle Hoppings
Northern Proms In The Park
Opera North Spring Tour
Summer River Trips
Three Day Northumberland Plate Festival
Wylam Summer Fair

July
Beach Volleyball Tournament
Chopwell Forest Festival
Delaval Garden Fete
Gateshead Summer Flower Show
Inflate & illuminate
International Friendship Festival Featuring the Kite Festival
Otterburn Festival
Ryton Summer Festival 11
Seaton Sluice Harbour Day
South Tyneside Summer Festival
Summer River Trips
Summer Tyne Festival
Sunderland International Air Show
Vintage Bus Rally
Whitley Bay International Jazz Festival

August
Distraction Weekender
Health and Horticulture Show
Newcastle Green Gathering
Newcastle upon Tyne Mela
Summer River Trips
Tynemouth Station Book Fair

September
Great North Run
Heritage Open Days
SAMA Festival
Summer River Trips
Sunderland Art Weekender
Vintage Car Show
Vintage Motorbikes

October
British National Surfing Championships
Juice Festival
Sculpture Day
Sugar & Spice Festival
Sunderland Art Weekender
Takeoff Festival
Tynemouth Station Book Fair
Tyneside Irish Festival

November
Christmas Fair
Newcastle Stampede
NewcastleGateshead Winter Festival
Northern Lights Film Festival (NLFF)

December
Blow Your Own Christmas Bauble
Boxing Day Pudding Fun Run
Newcastle Christmas Market
Winter Festival

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Principal towns: Newcastle upon Tyne Sunderland Gateshead South Shields

Tyne and Wear is a small county situated on England’s North East coast, comprising some of the North’s most dynamic, forward-thinking cities and towns. Whilst the history of the area doesn’t boast wall to wall Medieval settlements and ancient ruins, there are plenty of classical architectural points of interest to keep history buffs happy, some stunning, unspoilt coastline for the more outdoorsy to explore, as well as a fantastic variety of more contemporary attractions and activities for the more city-driven travelers and to suit all ages.

Newcastle and Gateshead face each other across the River Tyne and have recently been transformed into a single visitor destination called NewcastleGateshead – Time magazine’s ‘Secret Capital of Europe’ and voted the nation’s favourite English city-break destination in The Guardian/Observer Travel Awards for four consecutive years. It’s an eclectic, vibrant mix of the modern and historic, awash with an incredible array of modern attractions, cutting edge style icons, restaurants covering all cuisines, lively waterfront bars, a dynamic clubbing scene, live music and theatre as well as being renowned for its excellent shopping facilities (Eldon Sqare is a must for the dedicated shopper). The award-winning Gateshead Millennium Bridge and BALTIC The Centre for Contemporary Art are essential stops for the modern culture vulture, as is the Sage Gateshead, a stunning Sir Norman Foster building, with its curves of glass and steel, catering for every genre of music. Time should be spared also for the Biscuit Factory - the biggest commercial art space in the UK as well as, Britain's biggest and newest light artwork, the giant, 360 metre-long Nocturne which forms a kaleidoscope of ever-changing LED lights spanning a Metro bridge above the Tyne from dusk to dawn. And let’s not forget Britains’ largest (200 ton) sculpture – the Angel of The North. Those who enjoy a small helping of history and heritage can explore the beautiful architecture including the ancient city walls and Castle Keep – the orginal starting point of Hadrian’s Wall , with maybe a quick detour to the Discovery Museum and Museum of Antiquities .

Thanks to some recent investment, Sunderland , historically renowned for its glass-making and ship-building industries, has seen a dramatic transformation and with major future developments in the pipeline, Sunderland is set to become one of the North’s short break hot-spots in the future. Situated on Northumbria ’s stunning coastline visitors Sunderland seamlessly combines relaxing countryside, beautiful sandy beaches, a lively city centre and some of the UK’s most fascinating attractions. A trip to the Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens is a must. Set right in the middle of the city centre, the venue combines a museum, art gallery – which features works by well-known artist LS Lowry, exhibition space and its stunning Winter Gardens. Other popular landmarks include the National Glass Centre , the Stadium of Light and the Empire Theatre, which regularly attracts hit productions from the West End. Sunderland Marina Activities Centre is a must for the water sports fanatics or take a relaxing stroll along the award winning beaches of Seaburn and Roker.

With its beautiful beaches and a dramatic coastline, South Shields , also referred to as Catherine Cookson Country, has traditionally been a typical seaside resort, and has, in its time, been highly regarded for its maritime achievements. The world's first self-righting lifeboat was designed and built in South Shields and it was home of the original Maritime School founded by Dr Thomas Winterbottom. Badly ravaged by bombing during World War II, the town has since undergone a number of facelifts and is now a vibrant riverside town. The Old Town Hall, built in 1768 in the market place is worth a peek as are the Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum and the uniquely combined Public Observatory and Planetarium is definitely one for the kids. And if you needed to wear the little devils out further, a trip to Wet ‘N Wild , the tropical indoor water park should do the trick.

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