North East Cards

Bridges over the Tyne (NE.18)

Just some of the 22 bridges that span the Tyne. The first bridges were built by the Romans.

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Sage Blue (NE.12)

Opened in 2004, this iconic building designed by Foster and Partners, is part of the Gateshead Quays development and is a centre for musical education, performance and conference.

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Lindisfarne Harbour (NE.17)

This Tidal Island is also known as Holy Island. In 635 AD St Aidan came from Iona and founded a Monastery here.

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The Quayside (NE.14)

Once an industrial area and busy commercial dockside serving Newcastle & Gateshead, before becoming run-down. It has recently been redeveloped, and forms an attraction.

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Long Sands, towards Cullercoats (NE.20)

This Blue Flag beach links Tynemouth to Cullercoast in the North. The old open air swimming pool is now no longer used.

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The Sage, Gateshead (NE.11)

With unrivalled views across the Tyne, this ‘shrink wrapped’ space is one of the city’s great social venues.

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The Swing Bridge (NE.16)

The 281 ft Swing Bridge was built in 1876 and stands on the site of the original Old Tyne Bridge of 1270, and probably of the Roamn Pons Aelius.

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Towards Dunstanburgh Castle (NE.8)

Looking South across Embleton Bay, this Iconic ruined castle now run by English Heritage stands on a remote headland. The Earl of Lancaster started building in 1313 as a symbol of his opposition to King Edward II.

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The Tyne Bridge (NE.19)

Linking Newcastle and Gateshead, the Tyne Bridge was opened in 1928, and at the time was the world’s longest single span bridge. The design was based on the ‘Hell Gate Bridge’ in New York.

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Towards the Baltic (NE.13)

The curves of the Tyne Bridge, Millenium Bridge and Sage.

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King Edwards Bay, Tynemouth (NE.15)

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Towards Tynemouth (NE.9)

Looking down Longsands towards Tynemouth.

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Tynemouth Open Air Pool (NE.10)

From the Open Air Pool at Tynemouth looking towards Longsands and Cullercoats.

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St Mary’s Lighthouse (NE.3)

Built in 1898, St Mary’s Lighthouse is on the tiny St. Mary’s Island just north of Whitely Bay. The small rocky tidal Island is linked to the mainland by a short concrete causeway which is submerged at periods of High tide.

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The Beach at Bamburgh (NE.5)

Bamburgh Beach, and Castle viewed from the North. The Dunes standing in the shadow of the Castle have been a Site of Special Scientific interest since 1995.

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Bamburgh Castle (NE.4)

Bamburgh Castle is an imposing Grade 1 listed building on the Northumberland Coast 45 metres above sea level is one of the largest inhabited castles in the country. It was home to the Kings of Northumbria.

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Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island (NE.1)

This is a view from the harbour looking towards the Holy Island, with the impressive Lindisfarne Castle. The castle was originally built in 1550, around the time that Lindisfarne Priory went out of use. Stones from the Priory were used as building material.

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Saltburn Pier (NEC.1)

the 1,500 ft pier opened in 1869. In 1875 a gale removed 300 ft, further damage by ships and demolition by the Department of the Environment has resulted in a current length of 681 ft.
The Cliff Lift links the pier to the town above was built in 1894 and remains the worlds oldest water-balnced cliff railway.

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Embleton Bay & Dunstanburgh Castle (NE.2)

Dunstanburgh Castle stands at the Southern end of Embleton Bay close to the pretty fishing village of Craster. The site has been occupied since prehistoric times, and the principal remains date from the 14th Century. Turner painted here many times.

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Infinity Bridge (NE.6)

Built in 2009, the impressive Infinity Bridge is a footbridge that spans the River Tees at Stockton-on-Tees. Spanning 787 ft. It links the Teesdale Business Park and the University of Durham’s Queens Campus.

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Towards Infinity (NE.7)

Built in 2009, the impressive Infinity Bridge is a footbridge that spans the River Tees at Stockton-on-Tees. Spanning 787 ft. It links the Teesdale Business Park and the University of Durham’s Queens Campus.

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