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Saltwell Towers

Saltwell Towers Enchanted Parks

Saltwell Towers, built in 1862 by renowned stained glass manufacturer William Wailes, lies in the heart of Saltwell Park.

This superb Gothic mansion is surrounded by ornamental gardens and has been sympathetically restored to its former Victorian glory to provide a well-equipped visitor centre and tea room.

An eclectic mix of Gothic, Elizabethan and French styles, the towers' new contemporary interior boasts regular art exhibits and information about the history of the park. It also celebrates the history of glass art with an extravagant two-story centrepiece screen designed by local glass artist Bridget Jones.

Bewicks Tearoom at Saltwell Towers 

Within Saltwell Towers you will find our beautiful tearooms with its own terrace overlooking the gardens. Enjoy a delicious range of snacks including sandwiches, homemade cakes, pastries and biscuits alongside Fairtrade speciality coffees.  A children's menu is also available.

View the tea room menu (PDF) [140KB] (opens new window)

Saltwell Towers interior
Event hire

Saltwell Towers offers a unique backdrop for memorable events. From meetings, corporate functions and drinks receptions through to important life events such as weddings, birthdays and funerals, the venue is available for hire all year round.  Visit our Event hire pages to find out more.


Saltwell Towers wedding
Weddings at Saltwell Towers

This fairytale castle set in fabulous parkland can accommodate up to 150 guests. Saltwell Towers is licensed for marriage and civil partnership ceremonies. Visit our dedicated Saltwell Towers weddingswebsite to find out more.


Contact us

Civic Catering

0191 433 5902



Saltwell Park

East Park Road



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Opening hours
Open daily

Summer hours (April to October): 9am to 7.30pm

Winter hours (November to March): 9am to 3pm

For parking: use postcode NE8 4SF

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