Jesmond Dene House. We consider ourselves very lucky to have this beautiful old house on our doorstep! Jesmond Dene House has a well-documented history. Today it has become a hotel. Although I have never stayed overnight, I have enjoyed its ambience by merely popping in for coffee or booking an evening meal in its excellent restaurant.
Did you know that the Newcastle Hoppings first began as a Temperance event? The rides and side shows were promoted as a distraction from the lure of alcohol. Read more in our post about the very first Newcastle Hoppings.