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The Angel's Way – Bitesize Walk One

Laing Art Gallery

Fill up your Senses – Sights, Sounds and Flavours to Feed the Soul 

Distance: 1-2 miles

Start: Baltic Square, Gateshead (via public bus, car or bike)

Route: Baltic Square – Gateshead Millennium Bridge – Newcastle Quayside – Side – Collingwood Street – Grey Street

End: Grey’s Monument, Grey Street, Newcastle

In a nutshell:

Five senses – can be tried and tested whilst enjoying exhibitions, tasty food and drink and specialist shopping at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. Climb its stamina-busting stairs to reach a viewing platform where photo opportunities galore of riverscape, bridges and buildings energise the soul.

Touch - the conical shape “Blacksmith’s Needle” sculpture on Newcastle Quayside and discover symbols representing the five senses. The unusual sixth layer represents the mysterious “sixth sense”.

Sound - During summer the Tyne Bridge becomes an inland nesting site for a colony of noisy kittiwakes. The evocative calls of these sea-loving gulls fill the air. Observe closely to see that both parents take equal share in chick-sitting duties.

Sight – The honey-coloured sandstone of Grey Street with its magnificent “Tyneside Classical” architecture is a visual delight. Grey’s Monument celebrates the achievement of Charles, 2nd Earl Grey, the Prime Minister who steered the Great Reform Bill through Parliament in 1832.

Why not visit:

  • The Cathedral Church of St Nicholas - the Cathedral’s recently revitalised interior provides a sensory delight.
  • Laing Art Gallery – Don't miss the Lindisfarne Gospel Exhibition (17 September - 3 December 2022)

Product Information

  1. BALTIC 39

    Newcastle Upon Tyne

    Contact Details:

    BALTIC 39
    High Bridge
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Tyne And Wear
    NE1 1EW


    +44 0191 261 3830
  2. Grey's Monument


    Contact Details:

    Grainger Street
    Tyne And Wear
    NE1 5AF

Itinerary Distances

FromToDistance * (metric)
Laing Art Gallery (54.97473,-1.60935)BALTIC 39 (54.97211,-1.61237)0.31
BALTIC 39 (54.97211,-1.61237)Grey's Monument (54.97372,-1.61307)0.17
Total Distance *0.48 miles
Estimated Journey Time1 minutes

* Approximate distance by road