Area in Newcastle upon Tyne
The Quayside is an area along the banks of the River Tyne, in Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead in the, North East England, United Kingdom. In the past, the Quayside played a central part of Newcastle’s industrial history and heritage, serving as a commercial dockside. Coal was also ferried down to the Quayside via the 2.5-mile-long Victoria Tunnels which run from the Town Moor down to the Tyne.
The area has been redeveloped, with many of the old houses converted to hotels, shops, and restaurants. Factories such as the Baltic Flour Mill and Hoults Yard pottery, which have both since been transformed. On Sandhill there stands the Guildhall, built in 1658, and the Merchants’ Court. The lovingly restored Bessie Surtees House consists of two merchant’s houses dating from the 16th and 17th centuries with a restored Jacobean facade.