This is a traditional Victorian park in the centre of Newcastle. In the shadow of St James’ Park and opposite the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI), this mature, well kept green space is a rare gem that’s full of history and perfect for a stroll.
Leazes Park officially opened in 1873. It has a lake (which was originally intended for ice-skating and boating). It’s stocked and fished by Leazes Park Angling Association.
With meandering tree-lined paths that change throughout the seasons, it’s an all-round great place to relax. There are lots of benches to sit and read a book or enjoy some lunch and watch the world go by.
A large play area can be found in the woodland to the north of the park and is separated into two areas so children of all ages can enjoy playing.
Did you know?
The ornate gateway to the park built in 1886 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee was refurbished in 2002.