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Lying on the southern bank of the River Tyne, Gateshead is a town in Tyne and Wear, England. Gateshead town center is situated close to Newcastle city center. Gateshead is the main settlement in the Metropolitan area. The name ?Gateshead' is inspired from ?head of the (Roman) road'. Another name is ?goat's headland', as goats used to roam in the river here. It was in the early 11th century that William the Conqueror faced the enemy forces on Gateshead Fell. In medieval times, the village was controlled by religious authorities. The region was mostly forest then with some agricultural area beside.
Towards the end of the first half of 18th century, a man named Robert Stirling stared wire rope manufacturing in partnership with Messrs. Thus, in this way, an industry evolved in Gateshead. It was the year 1851 when the first cable was manufactured. Newall was interested in astronomy, and his large 25-inch telescope was installed in the garden at his residence in 1871. In 1831, some railway works were established by a company, which later became a part of a bigger chain. Then later on, another company Greensfield acquired it and it became the manufacturing headquarters of North Eastern Railway.
Currently, the largest shopping center in the European Union is present here. Apart from this, the largest purpose built business center in UK, is currently located in Gateshead which is going to be brought down in 2009. The town has been designed in very praiseworthy words by different people. It has even reckoned as something out of this world in a literary work by a renowned writer. A renowned stained-glass maker was also an inhabitant who lived in this region for seven years. He designed a tower like a fairy-tale palace for himself which is a high building of Victorian heritage. Then he sold it to the corporation to be converted into a public park.
A multi-storey car park overlooks the town. This is the same car park that has been featured in the film Get Carter but it now it is going to be brought down in 2009. Recently, the local council helped founded the cultural center. This also included Gateshead Millennium Bridge that was built in 2001 which won a renowned Architecture prize in 2002. Also, a contemporary art center has been set up in renewed flour mill. A venue for music and performing arts was inaugurated in December 2004. Gateshead has a very rich artwork heritage and The Angel of the North, is a strong proof which is twenty meters high. It was erected in 1998 and can be seen from far off places.
The city has well-developed sports arenas with Gateshead International Stadium holding international athletic events in the summer season. Rugby League fixtures further bring out the life of the city. Then one rugby football club and a football club also add value to this city. Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle is one of the attractions near Gateshead. It continues to entertain visitors through concerts, exhibitions, sports and other events. Beamish Open Air Museum also lies close to the Gateshead which is no ordinary museum as it gives an experience of life in the Great North as per its rich historic and educational heritage. The museum lies in a huge area of exquisite country side and presents the life of North England from the last two centuries. The museum's objective is to offer fun and education for people of all ages and interests. If the above account fails to grab your interest, then the only thing left is to get Gateshead Tickets and experience the life yourself!