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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 22 April 2018
terence h
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
Peter B
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
Staithes Road | River Tyne at Dunston, Gateshead NE11 9DR, England
+44 191 260 2133
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Its a good size and very impressive, but you cant really access too much of it. Lovely views up and down the river from there tho.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank BrianJackson56
Reviewed 18 June 2018

You will not see anything like the Staiths anywhere else in the world. Make sure you take your camera. Good place to walk or ride your bike and information boards to give you the history of the site. Great cafe/restaurant on the banks of the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

first time for me to this market place...lovely homemade food on offer and a lovely place to walk..will return.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank misterjohn
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Interesting edifice remembering the days of coal transport from the pits to the Tyne. Superb cafe - a must visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank dtokat
Reviewed 22 April 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank terence h
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Peter B
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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank HayleyB384
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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank beckyp744
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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Gerry G
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

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank JRMaddog
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