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Days Out Attractions & Buildings


Wallsend centre itself can’t really be described as a beauty spot. There’s a high street just far enough away from Newcastle to keep busy and bustling and there’s a reasonably pretty park too. However, it is what Wallsend marks rather than what it is that makes it special and this is, of course, the end of the Roman wall. Segedunum Roman Fort stands on the banks of the Tyne, the last outpost of Hadrian’s Wall. £9 million has brought the fort back to life with superb hands-on displays, the only reconstructed Roman bath-house in the country and a fabulous viewing tower.