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
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.