The former coal staiths is believed to be the largest timber structure in Europe.
River Tyne, Dunston, Gateshead, NE11 9DR
0191 260 2133
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.