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Dunston Staiths

Staithes Road | River Tyne at Dunston, Gateshead NE11 9DR, England
+44 191 260 2133
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brings back memories

The staiths in dunston is now a lovely place to visit as the area around has been transformed.You... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
terence h
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Worth a visit

Well worth a visit to see the original Staiths , used to load coal on to ships in the by gone years.

Reviewed 16 April 2018
BoomarangTraveller
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Opened in 1893, Dunston Staiths is believed to be the largest timber structure in Europe. Closed for the past 25 years, TWBPT have now restored the west end of this important monument to the regions industrial past enabling public access again...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Staithes Road | River Tyne at Dunston, Gateshead NE11 9DR, England
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+44 191 260 2133
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staiths in dunston is now a lovely place to visit as the area around has been transformed.You can walk right along by the river from dunston to the quayside in newcastle and back which on a lovely day is perfect If your lucky you...More

Thank terence h
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Well worth a visit to see the original Staiths , used to load coal on to ships in the by gone years.

Thank BoomarangTraveller
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

( This is a review of the Staiths Cafe ) • Free parking • Amazing views • Good food • Friendly staff • Nicely set out inside I personally think it is too over priced but it is worth a visit after a long walk...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

As a historical point of interest, the Staithes are good to visit. The walk to them is lovely as it takes you right along the side of the river. Also, there is sometimes a market on them and when it's on, you can go to...More

Thank Becky P
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

Excellent place to visit for a walk along the river from the High Level Bridge towards Dunston of further. Stop at the cafe for some good food but beware it can get busy. It is possible to reserve a table. A must is to walk...More

Thank Gerry G
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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

But our dog did not like the half inch gaps on the structure. Hope it can find a new purpose and funding continues post Brexit apart from giving great views and birds on the mudflats. Seals & otters too if you are lucky

Thank JRMaddog
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

Try to visit when there is an 'open day' so you can actually walk along this amazing wooden structure once used by trains taking coal to be loaded onto ships.

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Reviewed 29 April 2017

Saw the Staiths is open on Wednesday afternoon until early evening to walk along, took the opportunity to visit. The nearby cafe is excellent, recommend you visit there too.

Thank James O
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Lovely walk or bike ride past this attraction with a great cafe near by. When the Staithes is open, the views of the Tyne and the bridges are great and when the tide is out, there are plenty of birds to see on the mud...More

Thank 922alimary
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Come & view the wonderful preserved Dunston Staiths, look back at the History where the Steam Boats used to dock for filling up with coal, you can stand there & imagine the scene way back then, after that you can visit the coffee shop close...More

Thank Ernie H
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