Top 10 peaceful spaces in Newcastle to relax away from the noise

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While Newcastle is known for its bustling city, there are also calmer places to relax.

It has been revealed that Newcastle is the 20th ‘noisiest’ city in the UK, following research by Earth.fm. 

The research conducted analysed 39 cities, by comparing the percentage of residents exposed to high noise levels in an average day. 

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Out of the 39 cities analysed, Newcastle placed in 20th spot, with a percentage of 6.4%.

However, residents may find they want to get away from the noisy hustle and bustle, therefore Earth.fm have also compiled a list of Newcastle’s top 10 ‘peaceful spaces’. 

The list was determined by analysing reviews that mention words such as ‘quiet’, ‘calm’, ‘peaceful’ and ‘relaxing’. 

Here is the top 10 list, with each place given a ‘quiet score’. 

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Leazes Park

Leazes Park has a quiet score of 3.7.

Rising Sun Country Park

Rising Sun Country Park has a quiet score of 3.5.

Heaton Park

Heaton Park has a quiet score of 3.1.

Exhibition Park

Exhibition Park has a quiet score of 2.7.

Havannah and Three Hill Reserve

Havannah and Three Hill Reserve has a quiet score of 2.3.

Paddy Freeman’s Park

Paddy Freeman’s Park has a quiet score of 1.8. 

Richardson Dees Park

Richardson Dees Park has a quiet score of 1.7.

Newcastle City Marina

Newcastle City Marina has a quiet score of 1.0

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Catalin Zorzini, Founder of Earth.fm, said: “Opportunities to find quiet—away from traffic noise, pneumatic drills, and the general city buzz—are so important for our mental wellbeing. 

“We could say it’s also crucial for the wellbeing of our planet, which is suffering mostly because we have grown so disconnected from it. We recognise that, for most of us, it’s a privilege to regularly leave the city in search of birdsong, flowing rivers, and rustling leaves, which is why we wanted to find out where some of the most calming spaces are within easy reach. 

“The Earth.fm team has pulled together a new interactive world map, showcasing the parks and open spaces we discovered during our detailed analysis of reviews they’ve received. 

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“Whether you live in or are visiting some of the world’s noisiest cities, we hope this research will open a doorway into the tranquil places that can be found in even the unlikeliest of urban locations.”

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