Tyne & Wear
The metropolitan county of Tyne & Wear came into being in 1974. It is made up of the boroughs of North and South Tyneside, Gateshead, and the cities of Newcastle and Sunderland. Tyne & Wear has a long industrial tradition of coal mining, iron and steel production, and shipbuilding. Today these industries have been largely replaced by higher-end technology, tourism and the arts.
Places of interest
With thanks to the following for the images of Tyne & Wear:
Whitley Bay © David Dixon
Mowbray Park, Sunderland © Malc McDonald
Angel of the North © Nick Johnson
Gateshead Millennium Bridge © Andrew McEwan