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Jesmond Dene is the perfect solution for a walk in nature taking in the sights . There is an... read more

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

I was born in Newcastle, and have lifted here most of my life. Jesmond Dene is definitely one of the best places around the city.

Technically, I think Jesmond Dene becomes Heaton Park on one side, and Paddy Freeman's on the other, but to me they've always been part of the same thing: a huge, strip of greenery just outside the city centre. If you are short for time, or can't walk far, then look up which bit most appeals, but otherwise, just go and wander about. One of the biggest draws is the variety: you have riverside, woodland, large grassy areas, football and rugby pitches, tennis courts and basketball nets, a lake, a zoo, playgrounds, and lots of paths (some hilly, and some flat). There a loads of benches throughout the park, where you can take a break and watch the world go by.

Worth a particular mention, is Pets' Corner; a small, free-entry urban zoo near the Armstrong bridge part of the Dene, resident mostly to birds, goats, rabbits etc. There are quite a lot of different species. The park itself is home to plenty of birds and small animals, and there is wide range of plants and trees too.

If you're in Newcastle for anything other than a very short city-centre stay, then I recommend that you take a morning or afternoon to visit the Dene. It's fantastic, in different ways, in all four seasons, and I go there as much as I can. I could write about how great it is for much longer, but it would be better for you to see for yourself!

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Just two metro stops away from downtown Newcastle, and a 20-minute walk to get there. This park was designed by a wife who devoted her life to it! It has a creek, hundreds of trees, a walking and biking path, a zoo, and a mill! It is nice in any weather--we walked in the rain and loved it! Plan to spend an hour walking along the path!

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

What a fantastic discovery, this is a gem if you like a peaceful, tranquil walk in the middle of the city.

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

This is a great place to relax, or take the kids to play on the large grassy areas. There’s a lovely walking area where you can listen to the wild life. It’s somewhere different.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Over the years we have been to jesmond dene park and now with having two, grandchildren aged 6 & 3 we find it perfect place to visit. The good thing about the park there is various things to suit everybody,s needs if you like to have a picnic there is plenty of grassed areas to sit and let the little ones run around or you can choose to sit on the tables which are placed around various sections of the park. The part we like is where they have the animal section it,s not big but the kiddies love the animals especially the duck,s.It is looked after by student,s who volunteer to keep the area tidy especially the pig pen,s as you know yourself how messy they can get. At the park they have a train you can ride on mainly for toddler,s which goes around a designated area and it only cost,s £1-50 which is not bad. There is a cafe which sell various snacks and you can sit either inside or outside. The outside area they have a section for dogs where you can sit and have a coffee while your dogs can have a drink. There is plenty of walks you can go on which we found really nice and when you think the park is only a stones throw away from the city centre so after a day in the park you can go for lunch or dinner in newcastle which is well worth a visit.

Thank terence h
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