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A small Victorian park with a village green atmosphere

Brandling Park

Brandling Park was officially opened in 1880. This small Victorian park in the Jesmond area offers a place of peace and tranquillity in the heart of Newcastle.


Brandling Park, a small Victorian park, can be found adjacent to the Great North Road. Despite its busy location, the popular park maintains a quiet village green atmosphere and is made up of informal lawned areas, lined by trees and a pleasant mix of flowers and shrubs.

Its relaxed nature makes it a popular meeting place for local residents and students and is popular for walking and informal recreation. The good network of footpaths and cycle paths makes it popular for those working in the city centre.

Brandling Park is connected to nearby Exhibition Park by an underpass, where you will find facilities including a café and toilets.



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Great North Road


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

The informal lawned areas and extensive seating makes the park perfect for a summer picnic and catch up with friends

The open spaces are perfect for informal games and to let off steam

The nearest car parking is at Brandling Park (on street parking)

Pack a picnic or head over to the Café in the Park or Wylam Brewery in Exhibition Park for a bite to eat

The nearest toilets are in Exhibition Park

  • Brandling Park was officially opened in 1880 and is named after the Brandling family, who were an influential family in the city for generations.

  • The bowling green and pavilion (no longer in public use) was Newcastle’s first municipal bowling green (opened in 1882).

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