Brandling Park

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 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.

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

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

Did you know?

Brandling Park is named after the Brandling family, who were an influential family in the city for generations.

Getting Here

The nearest car parking is on the road beside the park.

The nearest bus stop is on Great North Road.

The nearest Metro is Jesmond.


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

Things to do for grown ups

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

Things to do for families

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

Food and Drink

Head over to the Urban Green Café in Exhibition Park.


The nearest toilets are in Exhibition Park.