Dunston Staiths

The former coal staiths is believed to be the largest timber structure in Europe. It is a Scheduled Monument, Grade II listed and is owned by the registered charity Tyne and Wear Building Preservation Trust (TWBPT).

Dunston, Gateshead NE8 2GS

0191 275 3765

http://dunstonstaiths.org.uk

21. Dunston Staiths

16th May

Dunston Staiths will open in the evening especially for The Late Shows. Views of the River Tyne from the iconic structure and its environs are stunning, and well worth seeing. The Staiths opened in 1893, to enable trains to load coal onto boats on the Tyne. Tyne & Wear Building Preservation Trust now owns the structure and aims to make it a sustainable visitor attraction, thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and English Heritage. Head down early for two special performances by the Dunston Silver Band.

Dunston Staiths Dunston, Gateshead NE8 2GS

Maintained by Harry Bailey