Jesmond Dene Park

Park in Newcastle upon Tyne

Jesmond Dene Waterfall
Flickr / Mick C

Jesmond Dene is a wonderful, historic park in east end of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. It occupies the narrow steep-sided wooded valley of a small river known as the Ouseburn, flowing south to join the River Tyne.

The Land was given to Lord Armstrong as a wedding present in 1835. Lord Armstrong and his wife, laid out the park during the 1860s to reflect a rural setting, with woodland, crags, waterfalls, he built a grotto, many bridges and a waterfall. Mabel’s Mill is a feature. Lord Armstrong later gave the park to the people of Newcastle.

A nature trail has been laid out in the park and takes visitors past the Old Mill, in operation since the mid-1700s. Near the entrance of the park is Millfield House, which provides a range of activities and information. Since the 1960s the park contains a free-entry petting zoo known as “Pets’ Corner”.

The name ‘Jesmond’ meaning ‘mouth of the Ouseburn’ and in the area valleys are commonly known as denes.

The Jesmond Dene Park appears in our Complete Guide to Visiting Newcastle upon Tyne!

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Visiting Jesmond Dene Park

Address: Jesmond Dene Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7DZ United Kingdom
Duration: 1 hours

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