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Low Fell

Low Fell is an affluent and popular semi-rural suburb in Gateshead with a village feel and is highly regarded as a desirable place to live with attractive Victorian houses on tree-lined streets.

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The area in depth

Low Fell is an affluent and popular semi-rural suburb in Gateshead with a village feel and is highly regarded as a desirable place to live with attractive Victorian houses on tree-lined streets. Low Fell is positioned on the A167 Durham Road and just a stones-throw away from the A1 motorway. Gateshead Town Centre and Newcastle City Centre can be reached by car or public transport in minutes. The bustling local High Street on Durham Road offers a fantastic range of amenities, independent shops, bars and restaurants.
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In the heart of Low Fell you will find a fantastic range of independent bars and restaurants, situated on the popular Durham Road and nearby Kells Lane. If you’re looking for a fine dining experience in a beautiful setting try the well-known Eslington Villa, a beautiful stately Victorian hotel in Low Fell offering modern British/French cuisine in their award winning restaurant – well worth a visit!

The historic and award-winning Saltwell Park nestled in the heart of Gateshead is set in 55 acres of beautiful woodland and ornamental gardens. The park was designed by Edward Kemp, a leading English landscape architect during the mid-Victorian era. The park opened in 1876 and has something for everyone, boasting a 4-acre boating lake, childrens’ play area, maze, 3 bowling greens, tennis and basketball facilities and a pets corner. The Grade II listed Saltwell Towers within the grounds has a delightful tea room and visitor centre. Many different species of birds have been recorded in the park.

From 2019, the monthly Low Fell Farmers Market will be held at Saltwell Park, selling local produce, handmade crafts and world street food.


  • Intu Metro Centre
    Europe’s largest covered shopping and leisure centre boasting a fantastic range of well-known High Street stores as well as independent shops, cinema and restaurants and cafes offering all types of cuisine.
  • Sage Gateshead
    Located on the southbank of the River Tyne, The Sage is a purpose-built Concert Venue and centre for musical education completed in 2004.
  • Baltic (Centre for Contemporary Art)
  • Trinity Square Shopping Centre (Gateshead)
  • Angel of the North
    The Angel is a landmark contemporary steel sculpture, designed by Antony Gormley and completed in 1998. The Angel stands on a hill at Low Eighton, Gateshead overlooking the A1 and A167 and is 20 metres tall with wings measuring 54 metres across.
  • Gateshead Library
    The Gallery within the library hosts exhibitions and events throughout the year.
  • St Mary’s Heritage Centre
    Historic, medieval Grade I listed building which was formely the parish Church for Gateshead. Located approximately a 10 minute walk from Gateshead Interchange.
  • Derwent Walk Country Park
    The Derwent Walk is 11 miles long and is set in stunning woodland with pleasant walks and cycle routes, ideal for families and dog walkers.
  • Gateshead Leisure Centre
    The Leisure Centre offers a range of fitness classes, gym, sauna / steam room and three pools.
Sir Joseph Wilson Swan, an English physicist and chemist, most famous for the invention of the electric light bulb lived at ‘Underhill’, 99 Kells Lane in Low Fell. ‘Underhill’ a Grade II listed building was the first domestic property in the world to be illuminated by electric light bulbs.

NE9 - Low Fell and surrounding areas

  • Low Fell
  • Beacon Lough
  • Wrekenton
  • Eighton Banks
  • Sheriff Hill
  • Harlow Green
  • Springwell Village
  • Deckham
  • Saltwell
  • Bensham
  • Shipcote

NE8 – Gateshead and surrounding areas

  • Gateshead
  • Gateshead Quays
  • The Staiths
  • Teams
  • Deckham
  • Saltwell
  • Bensham
  • Shipcote

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