in Sport & Outdoors at in Newcastle
The Jesmond Dene park, with its pretty waterfalls on the banks of the Ouseburn, features a boating lake and a Sunday market. Set in Newcastle's city centre, it was left to the city by industrialist William Armstrong 120 years ago.
Armstrong, inventor of the hydraulic crane, wanted to protect the wooded river valley and built a house here in 1835, complete with a grotto and waterfall, the perfect habitat for kingfishers and red squirrels.
Now with an abundance of wildlife, a pet's corner and an acclaimed fish restaurant, there are many reasons for taking the air in this green corner of the city.
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