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“Simply the best.”

Rising Sun Country Park
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Simply the best.”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

I am lucky enough to live within a stone's throw of the country park and I walk my dog there for a couple of hours every morning (rain, hail, snow or shine!). It's a beautiful oasis in an urban landscape, imaginatively reclaimed from the former Rising Sun Pit. There's a wealth of paths to travel, lots of ponds and small lakes with ducks, swans and geese making their homes there. Our beautiful stag is a magnificent creature and we're so lucky that he decided to make his home here a number of years ago and there a horses, cows and (sometimes) sheep to be found in the many fields within the park.
The cafe at the Rising Sun Centre is a joy - myself and fellow dogwalkers (plus dogs, of course) call in regularly midway through our walks, to treat ourselves to pots of tea and freshly-made cheese scones which, to my mind, are the best scones I have ever tasted. We even buy one for the dogs to share! Everything is made on the premises, the kitchen is open to view, and the wonderful smells which waft over the terrace certainly stir the appetite. The terrace itself is ideally situated and affords a wonderful view of one of the lakes, with the old pit-heap (now a hill with scenic views) in the background.
Every Christmas our "dogwalkers club" books a table for Christmas lunch - if you've never thought about booking please do so, the lunch is always superb and very reasonably-priced in comparison to "run-of-the-mill" hotels and similar venues.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Countryside in city”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

I've been going to this park since I was a kid and now I take my son. There are so many tracks and trails you can spend hours here walking around. It's so tranquil you feel as though you're out in the countryside til you get to the top of the heap/hill then you can see across newcastle.
The farm is nice to see some ducks, horses, pigs and sheep. There is sometimes home grown produce and plants you can buy. It's a nice spot for a picnic and there's a toilet which isn't bad and it's open on a Sunday.
The visitors centre is a place for a coffee and the cakes are very tempting. The kids play area is nice and the stream for kids to paddle in on a warm day.

Visited June 2014
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Fabulous home cooked food, check times available”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

The home made, bread, quiches and cakes are always fabulous. The view from the café is wonderful and you can sit inside or out and watch all the birds and lake. The meals quickly sell out so go at the start of service.

Visited May 2014
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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Home Cooked Food away from home”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Here you can exercise your limbs walking around the lake before diving into the fabulous restaurant. Watch the chef and his staff preparing food in this open kitchen. Excellent food, good value and helpful staff.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Alan D
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Montepulciano, Italy
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A course in the park”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

This place was just perfect for my four day yoga course .they even rustled some delicious vegetarian soup and salads for us all .lovely little gardens etc to meditate in .lots of parking .loved this place x

Visited May 2014
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