Washington attractions

Washington attractions

WashingtonWashington is in Tyne & Wear, a county bounded on the east by the North Sea, and bordering Northumberland to the north and County Durham to the south. It is located around the mouths of the Rivers Tyne and Wear, two rivers that have played a key role in the development of the area. The Romans were the first to realise the potential of their success by using the rivers as a form of defence when they built forts as part of Hadrian’s Wall. Newcastle upon Tyne and North Tyneside are to the north of the county and Gateshead, Sunderland and South Tyneside are to the south.

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Attractions MetroCentre, Newcastle upon Tyne is Europe's largest shopping and leisure centre. With almost 330 shops including major department stores such as Debenhams, House of Fraser and Marks & Spencer, MetroCentre has something for everyone. About 7 miles northwest of Washington.

MetroCentre

AttractionsBeamish - The North of England Open Air Museum, Co. Durham Tel: 01207 231811. Visit the town, colliery village, farm, railway station, Pockerley Manor and 1825 railway; life in the 1800's and 1900's. Open air museum where you can go underground in a drift mine, also features pit cottages, Victorian schoolroom, Victorian dentist, sweet shop. A trip into the past. www.beamish.org.uk. About 6 miles west of Washington.

Beamish - The North of England Open Air Museum

AttractionsGateshead Angel of the North, Durham Road, Low Eighton, Gateshead Tel: 0191 477 3478 The Angel of the North is Britain's largest and most impressive sculpture. It stands near the A1 in Gateshead. Designed by Antony Gormley, it weighs 200 tons, is 20- metres high and has a 54-metre wing span. About 2 miles west of Washington.

Gateshead Angel of the North

Washington Wetland Centre is set in 100 acres of stunning wetland and woodland on the River Wear and is one of the North East's biggest conservation success stories. Its wild reserve is home to a nesting colony of nearly 50 Grey Herons, while Hawthorn Wood Hide offers spectacular views of woodland birds including Great-Spotted Woodpecker and Bullfinch. See hundreds of rare and endangered ducks, geese and swans, plus a colourful breeding colony of Chilean Flamingos. www.wwt.org.uk. About 4 miles east of Washington.

Washington Wetland Centre

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Other Attractions - Northumberland Attractions Durham Attractions Cumbria Attractions. Also see Washington Washington travel. Also Gateshead hotels & Chester-le-Street hotels.

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