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Saltwell Park

The lake in Saltwell Park is currently closed due to a bloom of blue green algae.
Members of the public are advised not to touch the water, or allow pets to enter the lake, until further notice.
Saltwell Parks Gates 
Saltwell Park's Gates

Nestling in the heart of Gateshead’s urban centre is Saltwell Park, one of the borough’s hidden gems. With over two million visitors each year, this tourist attraction is a must for family entertainment!

It’s historical and peaceful grounds have earned many awards such as Green Flag and Britain’s best park. Some of its facilities include ornamental and woodland gardens, a boating lake, bowling greens, play areas, a maze, educational centre and of course the stunning Saltwell Towers

Visiting Saltwell Park

  • The park can be accessed by pedestrians 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

Bewicks Tearoom at Saltwell Towers 

Saltwell Towers Visitor Centre has its very own tearoom 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.

Opening hours

Saltwell Park

  • From dawn to dusk throughout the year including all public holidays

Bewicks Tearoom at Saltwell Towers

  • March 30 to 26 October 2014: Monday to Sunday 10am to 5pm
  • 27 October 2014 to 29 March 2015: Monday to Sunday 10am to 3pm
  • March 30 to 25 October 2015: Monday to Sunday 10am to 5pm


Contact us

Saltwell Park, East Park Road, Gateshead. NE9 5AX

Tel: 0191 433 3267