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Saltwell Park

Saltwell Park: one of the 10 most popular parks in the UK

Nestled in the heart of Gateshead, Saltwell Park is one of Britain's finest examples of a Victorian park and a perfect place for the whole family to enjoy.

Its historical and peaceful grounds have earned many awards such as Green Flag and Britain's Best Park. Relax and unwind in the beautiful green space; bring the family to enjoy facilities including play areas, a maze and pets' corner; get active with our walking and jogging routes as well as bowling greens, tennis and basketball facilities or simply enjoy lunch and a hot drink in the stunning surroundings of Saltwell Towers.

Saltwell Park was declared as 'The People's Choice' in 2018 for the second year in a row. The award by Keep Britain Tidy followed a public vote and makes Saltwell Park among the top 10 in the country - and the only park in the north of England to hold this award.

A podcast about Saltwell Park

A group of our Art Diamonds recorded a podcast about Saltwell Park. During the podcast, they shared funny and touching written pieces about various parts of the park that were written by writer Susan Mulholland.

Listen to the Saltwell Park podcast on SoundCloud (opens new window)

Opening times

Open daily. 

Park: Dawn to dusk

Towers and tearoom: 9am to 3pm. Open to sit in or take away. Dogs are welcome inside the Towers café.

Prism Coffee in the Almond Pavillion is open Tuesday to Sunday, 8am to 4pm.

Visit us

East Park Road

Free entry. Free parking.

How to find us and plan your journey by foot, public transport or car
Find out about the facilities at Saltwell Park
Saltwell Towers, the Gothic mansion with ornamental gardens at Saltwell Park
Find out what's on at Saltwell Park
The history and background of the park and details of the Friends of Saltwell Park
An open community of beekeepers and enthusiasts based in the North East of England.
The National Garden Scheme Northumberland team are currently working with partners to raise funds for a unique Swedish inspired garden in Saltwell Park.

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