Set on the south bank of the River Tyne, directly opposite Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead is a town well known for its architecture. Most famous of all is the Angel of the North sculpture designed by Sir Anthony Gormley and completed in 1998, but other important sites include the Millenium Bridge and Sage Gateshead, which add a hidden layer of beauty to the town.
When the town was first established, it is believed that the root of the name of the area comes from "goat's head" as a number of wild goats lived in the area. Nowadays, locals, known as Geordies, once included the founder of the Salvation Army, William Booth, and more recently include Marcus Bentley, better known as "the voice" of Big Brother.
As you now know, the town of Gateshead is a great place to live, and is rich in culture, history and nature. For these reasons, it's quite possible that you may have a friend, relative or loved one visiting, working or living in Gateshead, so make the most of FloraQueen's international flower delivery service and send flowers to Gateshead today and you'll be sure to put a beaming smile on their face!