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.
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.
East Park Road