Tuesday, April 5, 2011

D is for Dunston

Dunston was originally an independent village on the south bank of the River Tyne. It has now been absorbed into the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead in the English county of Tyne and Wear. Much of Dunston forms part of the inner Gateshead regeneration area.

To the west of Dunston is the site of Dunston Power Station, now demolished. The site is now home to the MetroCentre, the largest shopping and leisure centre in Europe.

I chose Dunston as my “D” entry because it houses my beloved Metro Centre.  Granted, there are some big malls in America but, wow, this place is amazing.  It has its own bus station, it’s own bowling alley, and enough sparkly, poofy, tasty, smelly, shiny things you can imagine.  It’s definitely one of my favorite places to go in Gateshead.

Gateshead Leisure and Culture’s site also gives information on Dunston Pond, Dunston Library, and Dunston Activity Centre.

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