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Towns in Tyne & Wear

Exploring the best Towns to visit in Tyne & Wear, with Pictures and history, historical facts, articles and more.

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Cullercoats, Tyne & Wear

Cullercoats has many pleasing aspects including a picturesque 19th century church in a commanding position close to the shoreline...

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Gateshead, Tyne & Wear

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...

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Jarrow, Tyne & Wear

This is the town that is famous for the 1930's "Hunger March" caused by the intense poverty that followed the closing of the Charles Palmer shipyard. The last of the surviving marchers, Cornelius Whalen died in 2003 at the age of 93...

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Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear

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.....

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Penshaw, Tyne & Wear

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

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Sunderland, Tyne & Wear

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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