Nestling in the heart of Gateshead’s urban centre is Saltwell Park, one of the borough’s hidden gems. Step through the gates and enter a different world. This enchanting park has cast its spell on visitors since 1876, and is still captivating visitors today. The park has over two million visitors each year.
Steeped in history, Saltwell Park is also a great place to go with the family or for a stroll in the immense, beautiful and peaceful gardens – truly a must for family entertainment.
Known as the ‘People’s Park’, Saltwell Park is at the centre of Gateshead’s community, encompassing 55 acres of landscape – with ornamental and woodland gardens, boating lake, sports facilities, bowling greens, play areas, animal house, maze, education centre and the beautiful Victorian Saltwell Towers.
Visiting Saltwell Park
Saltwell Park is located directly behind and is signposted from the A167. The park can be accessed by pedestrians only from East Park Road, West Park Road, Saltwell Road South, Saltwell View and Joicey Road. The car and coach park is accessed from Durham Road (A167) via Joicey Road.
Go NorthEast operate the 53 and 54 bus to Saltwell Park. Please see their website for timetables
GoNorthEast - Saltwell Park
From dawn until dusk throughout the year including all public holidays.
Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm and Sun 10am-5pm until 31 October.
Then from 1 November until Good Friday, Mon-Sun 10am-3pm.
Saltwell Towers Cafe
Saltwell Towers Visitor Centre has its very own café for you to enjoy. Why not enjoy morning coffee or afternoon tea on the terrace overlooking the gardens?
Sample delicious drinks and snacks, such as sandwiches, homemade cakes, pastries and biscuits.