George Stephenson's Birthplace, Near Wylam, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE418BP

Discover the humble birthplace of great railway pioneer, George Stephenson, whose entire family lived in just one room. Our costumed guide tells the story of how challenging life was for mining families, like George’s, that once crammed into this now charming little stone cottage, nestled in a pretty garden near the river Tyne.

This event took place in September 2014 and the entry is now archived.


Please note the Birthplace Cottage and Tea Room are a half mile flat walk from the village car park in Wylam and this is the only access to the property.


George Stephenson's Birthplace is located off the beaten track, near the village of Wylam. There is no access by road but there is ample parking in the village car park in Wylam (not National Trust opperated) and a pleasant 1/2 mile walk down the old wagon way to the cottage. For sat navs please us postcode: NE41 8HP


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Date last modified: 12th August 2014 at 10:19

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