Heaton Park View, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 5JA
Heaton Park is situated in the east end of Newcastle upon Tyne, in the north east of England and is around 2 miles outside of Newcastle city centre.
The park was planned in the 1870’s by Victorian industrialist William Armstrong. The park is therefore one of the oldest parks in Newcastle.
By around 1878, the public were allowed to enter the Armstrong section of the park and it was a popular place to visit. In 1979, the Heaton section of the park was opened by the Mayor.
There is lots to see surrounding the park including Ouse Burn Valley, the River Tyne and the Biscuit Factory. Perfect for extending your park walk further afield and visiting other iconic landmarks in the Newcastle area.
In the park itself you will find plenty of Victorian character in the mature plants and trees that are planted here. The park is picturesque and provides the perfect alternative to busy city life when visiting Newcastle.
The park has a great atmosphere and is usually filled with dog walkers, children playing and picnics – there is always something happening and lots of people in Heaton Park.
The park is open all year round and is accessible all the time. There is disabled access and the park is suitable for all ages, ideal for the whole family – the perfect spot for a picnic!
The park has undergone development and improvements over the years and is now able to offer visitors great facilities; including a child’s play area and a café in the park, along with toilets in the pavilion and on-site parking available.
There is even a restaurant in the middle of the park, offering great food at reasonable prices and catering for small and large groups.