Jesmond Dene

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Jesmond Dene
Courtesy of Friends of Jesmond Dene

Jesmond Dene is one of the favourite locations for walks in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne for locals, from relaxing walks through to picnics, people from all over the city travel to enjoy this wonderful Victorian park. With it only a short car journey from the city centre it is an easily accessible escape from urban life. The valley is a gorgeous ‘v’ shaped wooded valley, where trees stretch up to touch the sky far above your head, and in the height of summer the river makes the air almost tropical, with a cooling haze coming off the waterfalls. In winter, snow transforms it into a frozen wonderland which could easily be Narnia and with Jesmond Dene house in the middle of the valley to provide a refreshing hot drink, you can easily continue the fairy tale experience. Jesmond Dene also has a wonderful petting zoo called pets corner which is open throughout the year and provides a huge amount of enjoyment for children and adults of all ages.

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Opening Hours

  • MondayOpen 24 hours
  • TuesdayOpen 24 hours
  • WednesdayOpen 24 hours
  • ThursdayOpen 24 hours
  • FridayOpen 24 hours
  • SaturdayOpen 24 hours
  • SundayOpen 24 hours

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

What's on near Jesmond Dene

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Colours Uncovered at Harewood House

Explore colour through an amazing range of artefacts at ‘Colours Uncovered’, a new exhibition at Harewood House, from colour theory and pigment to classical painting and contemporary textiles. from £12.00

Where to go near Jesmond Dene

North East
Theatre
People’s Theatre

A genuine community theatre and one of the best in the region, People’s Theatre in Newcastle is one of the oldest and largest non-professional theatres in the country.

Armstrong Park
Newcastle
Park
Armstrong Park

Near Heaton you can find Armstrong Park, which connects Heaton Park with Jesmond Dean. This is one of the smaller parks in Newcastle but has its own beauty and pleasure to it.

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Newcastle
Park
Heaton Park Newcastle

Found in the east end of Newcastle, Heaton Park offers fantastic opportunities to explore with woods, beautifully maintained flowerbeds, and wooded areas all in the same park. It is fantastically connected to both Armstrong Park and Jesmond Dene, for those looking to extend their walk around the other parks locally.

North East
Restaurant
Boquerones Tapas and Cocktails

Beautifully rustic Mediterranean interiors, animated atmosphere and mouth watering food all work in happy unison to make a visit to Boquerones Tapas and Cocktails always agreeable.

Jesmond Dene House
Newcastle
Hotel
Jesmond Dene House

Jesmond Dene House can be found in the fantastic Victorian pleasure park of Jesmond Dene. The hotel itself is independent of any larger chains and so the quality of the experience that you have is down to the owners, staff and their expression of the North East of England’s hospitality.

North East
Gallery
The Biscuit Factory

A converted Victorian warehouse, with over 250 collections of work on display at any given time, as well as The Factory Kitchen Café.

North East
Restaurant
Little Buildings

One of Newcastle’s most well loved gig venues, Little Buildings is open 7 days a week and remains a local favourite.

Newcastle
Music venue
Cluny 2

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Newcastle
Tourist Attraction
Ouseburn

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Newcastle
Library
Seven Stories

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Newcastle
Gallery
Laing Art Gallery

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