Wallsend is on the River Tyne, famous for folklore and shipbuilding, to the east of Newcastle upon Tyne. Behind the scenes, Wallsend is just that – the end of Hadrian’s Wall – today it’s an integral part of modern Tyneside, with the spirit of shipbuilding in its history. Wallsend shares the down to earth Geordie spirit, and when you move into your new home here, you’ll definitely be part of that great community.
You’ll have plenty of choice for shopping and leisure in Wallsend. The Silverlink Shopping Park has got plenty of high street brands, places to eat and a cinema for rainy days, with free parking all day. The main local shopping area in Wallsend is in and around the High Street and there’s a large Asda Supermarket in Hadrian Road. For a bit of green space without going far, the town has three central parks and gardens: Wallsend Civic Hall Grounds, Prince Road Arboretum and Richardson Dees Park.
The A19 and the A1058 Coast Road are the two main routes to the east and north of the town. The A1058 connects Newcastle upon Tyne with Tynemouth, the city and the coast, while the A19 connects Northumberland with Yorkshire. The A194(M) and the A1(M) are the closest motorway routes to the south of the river. The Tyne & Wear Metro system connects the whole area with a combination of overground and underground routes, and the fast train from Wallsend into Newcastle takes just 10 minutes. Newcastle International Airport is to the north west of the city, about 10 miles away from Wallsend.
City and coast
You’ll be exactly halfway between city and coast – a work/life balance made easy. Newcastle’s culture, shopping and nightlife are legendary. Less has been said about the coast but there are some amazing sandy beaches at South Shields, Tynemouth, and at Whitley bay a bit further up the coast. All very easy to get to and ideal for day trips in the summer and an exhilarating blast of North Sea air in the winter.