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One of Newcastle's historic parks

Armstrong Park

Armstrong Park was gifted to the people of Newcastle by Lord Armstrong in 1878. Made up of mature woodland, steep valleys and grassland areas, you will discover many historic features hidden within the park.


This historic park on the East bank of the Ouseburn Valley is recorded in the Ancient Woodland inventory with many oak, elm, beech, ash and sycamore trees. The park is well connected to Jesmond Dene and Heaton Park by a good network of paths, making it popular for dog walking and informal exercise. The tennis and basketball courts and bowling green are well used and the play area is popular with families or there are plenty of grassy open spaces to burn off some energy.

The post medieval watermill was restored in 2011 using Heritage Lottery Funding. And make sure you discover King John’s Well – thought to once be a medicinal spring for King John’s Palace (the remains of which can still be seen in Heaton Park).

Did you know...?

The Shoe Tree in Armstrong Park has been a popular landmark for generations of Newcastle students celebrating the end of their exams.

Plan a day out

Heaton Road / Heaton Park Road

There are pathways throughout the park that are suitable for prams or wheelchairs.

Discover the historic features of the park or enjoy a game of tennis or basketball with friends

The play areas and open spaces are great fun for burning off some energy

The nearest car parking is at Heaton Park, Jesmond Dene or the eastern end of Armstrong Bridge

Pack a picnic or grab a bite to eat at nearby Jesmond Dene or Heaton Park

There are no toilets within the park. The nearest toilets are in Jesmond Dene Visitor Centre or Heaton Park Pavilion

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