Low Fell is a suburb of Gateshead, situated within Tyne and Wear. It is situated a mile and a half south of Gateshead Town Centre, and is one of Tyneside’s most desirable residential areas. The main road through Low Fell is Durham Road or the A167, which continues North over the Tyne Bridge and into Newcastle, and South into Birtley. Low Fell is home to many schools and churches such as Wesley Memorial Methodist Church and St Helen’s Church.
The main road through Low Fell is Durham Road or the A167, which continues North over the Tyne Bridge and into Newcastle, and South into Birtley and Durham, giving commuters easy access to local Towns and Cities. Low Fell is well connected by local buses, with a main bus route being through the centre of Low Fell, Durham Road. Newcastle Central Station train station is also only a short drive away.
Shopping and Leisure
Low Fell is home to Saltwell Park, a Victorian Park which is considered as one of the 10 most popular parks in the UK. In the heart of Low Fell there are plenty of amenities such as hairdressers, shops, restaurants and bars. Low Fell has easy access to the Team Valley Retail Park, Metro Centre, and into Newcastle City Centre via the A167 over the Tyne Bridge.
Low Fell is home to many popular schools including nurseries, primary schools and a secondary school. Low Fell proves very popular with families who are looking to reside inside a school catchment area in the Low Fell area. Gateshead College was built in Low Fell and opened in 1955, on Durham Road, however the original campus was closed and the college moved to a new £39 million campus near to the Gateshead Quayside in 2008.
Joseph Swan lived in Low Fell when he invented the first electric lightbulb, and his home, Underhill on Kells Lane, was the first home in the World to be wired for domestic electric lighting! Carter’s Well was Low Fell’s main source of water until the Newcastle and Gateshead Water Company supplied the village with a water supply in the late nineteenth century. Gateshead Council closed the well in 1895, but the pump was restored in 1994 and can still be seen today just outside of Andrew Craig Low Fell on Durham Road, and opposite the Gateshead Arms pub. Many wealthy industrialists build grand houses in the Low Fell area, including Heathfield, Musgrave House and Saltwell Towers. Saltwell Towers is within Saltwell Park, a Victorian Park opened in 1876.
5 Reasons to Live in Low Fell
- Home to the beautiful Saltwell Park, one of the 10 most popular parks in the UK
- Plenty of local shops, services such as hairdressers, restaurants, coffee shops and cafes
- Great for commuters with direct road into Gateshead and Newcastle over the Tyne Bridge
- Excellent Primary Schools and Nurseries so very popular for families
- A wide variety of housing included flats and Victorian Houses
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