Tyne and Wear

The county owes its name to the River Tyne and the River Wear which flow through the region. Situated in the North East of England, this county has the urbanised cities of Newcastle and Gateshead (with the accompanying historical museums, state-of-the-art galleries, restaurants and shopping facilities) and the peaceful tranquility of the sandy beaches like Tynemouth. 

Places to visit


Discovery Museum, Centre for Life, Angel of the North, Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Segedunum, Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle Cathedral, The Catle Newcastle, Tyne Bridge.


Books based in this county:

Authors associated with this county 

Authors who are associated with this county (born or lived here) or who have based their books here.

David Almond (Skellig)

Catherine Cookson

Diana Ross (The Little Red Engine)

Lee Hall (Billy Elliot)

Map  by Nilfanion [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons. Not affiliated with The Travelling Reader.

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