Bessie Surtees House
Castle Garth Keep
The stronghold that put both the 'new' and 'castle' into Newcastle has been largely swallowed up by the train station, leaving only the...
St Nicholas Cathedral
Next to the High-Level Bridge, this is one of the city centre's more traditional taverns with dark-wood Victorian snugs, kaleidoscope...
Local and not-so-local ingredients are given a simple Gallic twist at this brand-new bistro just off the Quayside. A great light lunch...
41-44 Sandhill · interesting places nearby
Bessie Surtees House information
The Tyne's northern bank was the hub of commercial Newcastle in the 16th century and on Sandhill a row of leaning merchant houses has survived from that era. One of them is Bessie Surtees House, where three rooms are open to the public. The daughter of a wealthy banker, feisty Bessie annoyed Daddy by falling in love with pauper John Scott (1751–1838). It all ended in smiles as John went on to become Lord Chancellor.