Wallsend is a town in North Tyneside, England. It lies on the south bank of the River Tyne opposite Newcastle upon Tyne. It is bordered by the City of Newcastle, Howdon and Killingworth. Wallsend has a population of around 30,000 people which makes it the 4th largest urban area in North Tyneside. The town is historically significant due to its location at the eastern end of Hadrian's Wall, which was built by the Roman Empire in the 2nd century AD.
The engineering sector is a very important part of the Wallsend economy. It encompasses a number of disciplines including manufacturing, energy and energy efficiency. The latter has been one of the key areas for the region in recent years, with the refurbishment of large-scale industries leading to significant investment and job creation.
Wallsend is easily accessible. There are buses to Newcastle, as well as trains and local taxi services. There are also several car parks around town, which provide free parking facilities.