List of Famous Newcastle upon Tyne Buildings & Structures

List of the famous landmarks that make up the Newcastle upon Tyne skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Newcastle upon Tyne architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Newcastle upon Tyne are included on this list. Information about these Newcastle upon Tyne buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Newcastle upon Tyne and older historic landmarks.

This list contains buildings like High Level Bridge and Tyne Bridge.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Newcastle upon Tyne?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Newcastle upon Tyne. Famous architectural houses within the city of Newcastle upon Tyne are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.

  • Bessie Surtees House

    Bessie Surtees House is the name of two merchants' houses on Newcastle's Sandhill that were built in the 16th and 17th centuries. The buildings are a fine and rare example of Jacobean domestic architecture. An exhibition detailing the history of the buildings can be found on the first floor. The site is also home to the North East regional branch of English Heritage. It is a Grade I listed building. The house is best known as the scene of the elopement of Bessie Surtees and John Scott, who later became Lord Chancellor. It was restored in 1930 by SR Vereker, later Lord Gort, who employed an engineer to install 17th century fixtures taken from properties about to be demolished. Newcastle City ...more
    • City/Town: United Kingdom
  • The Blaydon Bridge is one of the main bridges crossing the River Tyne in North East England linking Scotswood in Newcastle upon Tyne and Blaydon in Gateshead. The bridge was designed by Bullen and Partners and built by Edmund Nuttall between 1987 and 1990. It is a concrete bridge with two concrete piers in the river. When completed, it formed the link between the existing Gateshead Western By-pass and the newly constructed Newcastle-upon-Tyne Western By-pass. From opening, it was designated the A1 road: before the Blaydon Bridge was built the A1 road crossed the Tyne to the East of Newcastle and Gateshead via the Tyne Tunnel.
    • City/Town: United Kingdom
  • Byker Wall

    The Byker Wall is the name given to a long unbroken block of 620 maisonettes in the Byker district of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. They were designed by architect Ralph Erskine and constructed in the 1970s. The wall is just part of the estate which covers 200 acres.
    • City/Town: United Kingdom
    • Created By: Ralph Erskine
  • The Gateshead Millennium Bridge is a pedestrian and cyclist tilt bridge spanning the River Tyne in England between Gateshead's Quays arts quarter on the south bank, and the Quayside of Newcastle upon Tyne on the north bank. Opened for public use in 2001, the award-winning structure was conceived and designed by architect Wilkinson Eyre and structural engineer Gifford. The bridge is sometimes referred to as the 'Blinking Eye Bridge' or the 'Winking Eye Bridge' due to its shape and its tilting method. In terms of height, the Gateshead Millennium Bridge is slightly shorter than the neighbouring Tyne Bridge, and stands as the sixteenth tallest structure in the city.
    • City/Town: United Kingdom
    • Opened: Sep 17 2001
    • Created By: Keith Brownlie
  • The High Level Bridge is a road and railway bridge spanning the River Tyne between Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead in North East England.
    • City/Town: England
    • Created By: George Stephenson
  • The King Edward VII Bridge is a railway bridge spanning the River Tyne between Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead, in North East England.
    • City/Town: England