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Pictures of Tyne & Wear

A county in England

About the county of Tyne & Wear

Tyne and Wear is a metropolitan County situated in the North-East of England. The City of Newcastle-upon-Tyne has much to offer from historic stately homes and ancient castles to beautiful gardens and exciting theme parks.
Notable places of interest include the 'Discovery Museum', the region's biggest free museum where you can discover all of Newcastle's historical facts starting from the Roman Era right up until the present day. Hadrian's Wall, is quite a spectacular sight, the wall built on the orders of the Roman Emperor Hadrian around AD 122 stretched from the East to West coast of Britain and has been designated a World Heritage Site since 1987. The river Tyne and the river Wear are the two main rivers that flow through the county, which is where the name 'Tyne and Wear' derives from.

Recommended towns & villages to visit in Tyne & Wear

Heron flying over my garden.

Gateshead (282 Pictures)

The urban sprawl of Gateshead rises majestically skywards in a seemingly endless mixture of concrete and glass. Gateshead stretches for almost 13 miles along the banks of the River Tyne...

St. Nicholas's Cathedral

Newcastle upon Tyne (284 Pictures)

This important City was known as Pons Aelii in Roman times; the Romans built the first bridge over the River Tyne, it was guarded by a Roman fort which was replaced by a castle.....

The Grey Horse Pub, Penshaw, County Durham

Penshaw (34 Pictures)

Penshaw lies in open countryside between the urban sprawl of Sunderland and Washington...

Seafront

Sunderland (268 Pictures)

Sunderland was granted a charter in 1145, the charter gave it market rights and thus the town grew slowly from humble beginnings...

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Recommended attractions in Tyne & Wear

Angel of the North

Angel of the North (39 Pictures)

Britain's largest sculpture, The Angel of the North weighs in at 208 tonnes and stands 20 metres high. It was based on artist.....

Baltic Centre Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

Baltic Centre (3 Pictures)

The Baltic Centre is a new £46m art gallery on the banks of the Tyne and is the latest evidence of the area's growing cultural.....

The Castle, Newcastle upon Tyne

The Castle (4 Pictures)

On returning from a raid into Scotland, Robert Curthose, eldest son of William the Conqueror built a castle calling it his `New.....

Tynemouth Castle, Tynemouth, Tyne & Wear

Tynemouth Castle (9 Pictures)

The haunting, intermingaled ruins of Tynemouth Castle and Priory stand on a headland above the River Tyne. Between them they.....

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