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Where is Gateshead?

Gateshead is located in the county of Tyne & Wear, North East England, one mile south of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne, 93 miles south-east of Edinburgh, and 246 miles north of London. Gateshead lies four miles north of the Durham border, and was historically in the county of Durham. Gateshead falls within the metropolitan district council of Gateshead. It is in the NE8 postcode district. The post town for Gateshead is Gateshead.

Gateshead on a map

Map showing extent of Gateshead as bounding box
Bounding box showing extent of Gateshead
Map showing location of Gateshead within the UK
Location of Gateshead within the UK

Which county is Gateshead in?

Gateshead is in the ceremonial county of Tyne & Wear, and the historic county of Durham.

Ceremonial CountyTyne & Wear
Historic CountyDurham

Where is Gateshead in Tyne & Wear?

Gateshead is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Tyne & Wear, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Tyne & Wear.

Location of Gateshead within Tyne & Wear
Location of Gateshead within Tyne & Wear

What is the postcode for Gateshead?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Gateshead is NE8 1LS.

Where is Gateshead in NE8?

Gateshead is situated towards the northernmost extremity of the NE8 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the NE8 postcode district.

Location of Gateshead within NE8
Location of Gateshead within NE8

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What is the post town for Gateshead?

The post town for Gateshead is Gateshead. Gateshead is in the NE8 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Gateshead.

What is the latitude and longitude of Gateshead?

The centre of Gateshead is located at position 54.95991° latitude and -1.60494° longitude.

Latitude54.95991°
Longitude-1.60494°

What is the easting and northing of Gateshead?

The centre of Gateshead is located at the grid reference easting 425395 and northing 562880 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting425395
Northing562880

What are the nearest towns to Gateshead?

Position of Gateshead relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Gateshead to the centre of the town.

east
3m
Gateshead is 3 miles east of Whickham
south-west
4m
Gateshead is 4 miles south-west of Wallsend
west
4m
Gateshead is 4 miles west of Hebburn
east
4m
Gateshead is 4 miles east of Blaydon
south
5m
Gateshead is 5 miles south of Longbenton
west
5m
Gateshead is 5 miles west of Jarrow
north-west
5m
Gateshead is 5 miles north-west of Washington
east
6m
Gateshead is 6 miles east of Ryton
north-east
7m
Gateshead is 7 miles north-east of Stanley
north
7m
Gateshead is 7 miles north of Chester-le-Street

What are the nearest cities to Gateshead?

Position of Gateshead relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Gateshead to the centre of the city.

south
1m
Gateshead is 1 mile south of Newcastle upon Tyne
north-west
10m
Gateshead is 10 miles north-west of Sunderland
north
13m
Gateshead is 13 miles north of Durham
east
53m
Gateshead is 53 miles east of Carlisle
north
57m
Gateshead is 57 miles north of Ripon
north
72m
Gateshead is 72 miles north of York
north-east
79m
Gateshead is 79 miles north-east of Lancaster
north
80m
Gateshead is 80 miles north of Leeds
north
81m
Gateshead is 81 miles north of Bradford
north
88m
Gateshead is 88 miles north of Wakefield

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