Tyne & Wear incorporates the main cities of Newcastle and Gateshead. Not just urban city, there is a lot of beautiful green space surrounding. And if you need to escape the city, England’s least-populated county of Northumberland is just next door. Newcastle is a very cultural city, and interested in politics (only recently were ‘red wall’ MPs elected, before that a Tory MP had hardly ever won!
The city has lots of parks and nature reserves, many gifted to the city over 100 years ago. Find your pick from 33 of them including small Victorian parks to large nature reserves. ‘Percy Pit’ is a beautiful nature reserve, built on reclaimed land from an old mining pit.