Armstrong Park

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.

Getting Here

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

The nearest bus stop is on Heaton Road / Heaton Park Road


There is a good network of footpaths that run through Armstrong Park that are suitable for prams or wheelchairs

Things to do for grown ups

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

Things to do for families

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

Food and Drink

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.