Millennium Bridge


A historical part of the city, the Quayside has virtually everything, from spectacular views of the Tyne and its bridges to the historic timber fronted houses opposite the Guild Hall.

It is fast becoming the place to be seen in Newcastle. On the weekend the area becomes packed with young revellers who trawl from bar to bar all along the Quayside area.

The choice of hostelries is excellent ranging from the the Quayside Bar at one end to the up market Pitcher & Piano at the other.

There is also a fine selection of restaurants which make it an ideal place to dine out. Those more interested in the night club scene can try out 'Riverside'. This is another reason why the Quayside is a must for a night out on the town.

A prominent feature is the Gateshead Millennium Bridge which opened in September 2001 that spans the Tyne. This is the worlds first rotating bridge and is in the shape of an eye. One of Europe's largest galleries at the renovated Baltic flour mill opened in July 2002. The Sage centre for music also opened on the Gateshead side in 2005 to further increase the popularity of this area.

A micro brew bar and container park, By the River Brew is a popular attraction in the Summer with a large outside beer garden area close to the Swing Bridge.

An outside Urban Garden bar area is also open in the Summer close to the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.