Bowes Railway - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Bowes Railway
Bowes Railway was originally a colliery railway built to carry coal mainly from pits in north west Durham to the Tyne at Jarrow. It was built by George Stephenson in 1826, is the world's only operational preserved standard gauge cable railway system. The railway is open every week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday as well as on a number of event days throughout the year.
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Angel of the North
2.32km from Bowes Railway
The Angel of the North is as much a part of Gateshead's identity as the Statue of Liberty is to New York. Since it first spread its wings in February 1998, it has become one of the most talked about and recognisable pieces of public art ever produced. The work faced considerable opposition during its design and construction phases, but is now widely recognised as an iconic example of public art and as a symbol of Gateshead and of the wider North East.
National Trust - Washington Old Hall
3.49km from Bowes Railway
Washington Old Hall is a manor house located in Washington, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom. It lies in the centre of Washington, being surrounded by other villages. The manor was the ancestral home of the family of George Washington, the first President of the United States. This picturesque stone manor house and its gardens provide a tranquil oasis and reflect.
3.67km from Bowes Railway
It was one of the Britain's finest examples of a Victorian park and a perfect place for the whole family to enjoy. It encompasses 55 acres of landscapes, woodland and ornamental gardens as well as public sports facilities, a refreshment house, a lake, play areas, bowling greens, Saltwell Towers, the animal house, an education centre and a maze.
Shipley Art Gallery
4.03km from Bowes Railway
The Shipley Art Gallery is home to a collection of over 700 breathtaking pieces by the country's leading craft makers. A dazzling selection of this collection is on permanent show and includes studio ceramics, glass, metalwork, jewellery, textiles and furniture. It has a Designated Collection of national importance.
5.39km from Bowes Railway
WWT Washington Wetland Centre is a wetland reserve managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Washington, Tyne and Wear, North East England. Established in 1975, its wildlife includes swans, geese, ducks, a family of Asian short clawed otters and a flock of Chilean flamingos. WWT works towards the conservation of wetlands and has a successful breeding program for some of the world's most endangered wildfowl.
North East Land, Sea and Air Museums
5.58km from Bowes Railway
North East Land, Sea and Air Museum is a volunteer-run aviation museum situated on the site of the former RAF Usworth / Sunderland Airport, between Washington and Sunderland. The museum houses over 30 aircraft and a wide collection of aero engines. It also has a small collection of other items such as weaponry, vehicles and other historical exhibits. The museum also has special displays showing a replica of a Second World War British street and one honouring No. 607 Squadron RAF, which was base
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Tyne and Wear
Tyne and Wear is a metropolitan county in North East England. The county is bordered to the north by Northumberland, to the south by County Durham and to the east of the county lies the North Sea. It is the smallest county in North East England by area, but by far the largest in terms of population.
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