Gateshead is the town in Tyne and Wear, England, across the River Tyne from Newcastle upon Tyne. Together, the two towns form the Tyneside urban core. Gateshead has a population of 78,400 people (2011 estimate). Lying on the southern back of the River Tyne, it is linked to Newcastle by seven bridges, the most iconic being the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.
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The Three Tuns Pub, Gateshead
Author: Meetthefeebles (public domain)
More on GatesheadAlthough usually eclipsed by Newcastle, Gateshead has been around since Roman times. Its first recorded mention came during the Anglo-Saxon period, when it was documented by the Venerable Bede as Utta in AD 623. It has at Gateshead (to be exact, Gateshead Fell) that William the Conquerer defeated the armies of Edgar the Ætheling and Malcom king of Scotland in 1068.
The Industrial Revolution spurred the development of Gateshead. The railway line in Gateshead was built by the Newcastle and Darlington Railway in 1831. The second half of the 19th century was a prosperous era, with population growth as well as the introduction of electricity for household lighting.
Saltwell Mansion, Gateshead
Author: wfmillar (public domain)
The Great Depression had a severe impact on Gateshead and Newcastle. After decades of slow growth, the town began to develop once more towards the end of the 20th century. This was when the waterfront area began to be redeveloped, tranforming into the Quayside, a cultural and recreational precinct.
Visiting GatesheadThe fastest way to reach Gateshead is to take the Tyne and Wear Metro from Newcastle. The train stops at a number of stations in Gateshead.
Places of Interest in Gateshead
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