Jesmond Dene

Jesmond Dene Jesmond Dene, a public park in the east end of Newcastle upon Tyne, England, occupies the narrow steep-sided valley of a small river known as the Ouseburn, flowing south to join the River Tyne: in north-east England, such valleys are commonly known as denes. In fact the name ‘Jesmond’ means ‘mouth of the Ouseburn’. Lord Armstrong and his wife, of the now-demolished Jesmond[…]

Linlithgow Palace & Loch

Linlithgow Palace & Loch The ruins of Linlithgow Palace are situated in the town of Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland, 15 miles (24 km) west of Edinburgh. The palace was one of the principal residences of the monarchs of Scotland in the 15th and 16th centuries. Although maintained after Scotland’s monarchs left for England in 1603, the palace was little used, and was burned[…]

Discovering The Cluny / Ouseburn

The Cluny / Ouseburn     The Ouseburn is a small river in Tyne and Wear, England that flows through the city of Newcastle upon Tyne into the River Tyne. It gives its name to the Ouseburn electoral ward. The Ouseburn has its source at Callerton in the north of the city near Newcastle Airport. It then flows through the Kingston Park area of the city, Newcastle Great[…]

The Hoppings!

  The Hoppings     The Hoppings is an annual travelling funfair held on the Town Moor in Newcastle upon Tyne, during the last week in June. It is one of Europe’s largest travelling funfairs.     

Byker

BYKER WATCH OUR AERIAL VIDEO… Byker is an inner city electoral ward in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne in Tyne and Wear, England. It is in the east of the city, south of the Heaton area and north of St Peter’s. Byker Metro station serves the area. The area also contains the Byker Wall[…]

Heaton & Armstrong Park

Heaton and Armstrong Park WATCH OUR AERIAL VIDEO… (Photos further down the page)   Heaton Park and Armstrong Park are two of the five parks that make up Ouseburn Parks. The other three parks are Jesmond Dene, Jesmond Vale and Paddy Freeman’s Park. Heaton Park boasts a variety of shrubs, trees and flower beds. Armstrong[…]

Iris Brickfield Park

Iris Brickfield WATCH OUR AERIAL VIDEO…   Iris Brickfield has been developed over the past twenty years as a community park with an emphasis on nature. Areas of grass are left uncut during the summer to encourage wildlife flowers. A pond and wetland area attracts many bird species, amphibians and bats. There are also areas[…]