Tyne and Wear Travel Guide

  • Newcastle's Quayside and Iconic Bridges
    Newcastle's Quayside and Iconic Bridges
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  • Newcastle and the Iconic Tyne Bridge
    Newcastle and the Iconic Tyne Bridge
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  • The Tyne Bridge
    The Tyne Bridge
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Newcastle upon Tyne

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867,1741,119

Sunderland

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48,88,17

Tynemouth

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30,109,0

South Shields

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25,62,18

Gateshead-on-Tyne

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19,68,12

Whitburn

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3,14,0

Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Castle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Newcastle upon Tyne Things to Do

    High up on the steep banks of the Tyne, the old castle keep still maintains a watch over the city's lifeblood. There's not much else left of the castle that gave the city its name, but the keep that guarded the bridge over the Tyne and blackgate still remain. From its vantage point high above the river, the keep gives great view of the Quayside...

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  • Jesmond Dene House

    Newcastle upon Tyne Hotels

    This nice little cozy B&B sits in the lovely residential neighborhood of Jesmond just north of the...

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  • Restaurants outside the city

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Newcastle upon Tyne Restaurants

    This pub at the northern edge of Whitley Bay offers a large if somewhat unexciting space, but its several distinct areas make it feel less impersonal and provide a separate area for families. The fairly extensive menu offers pub classics including locally caught fish and chips, which has been very good on the several occasions I have had it. Good...

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Sunderland

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  • Karting North East Multi Activity Centre

    Sunderland Things to Do

    Karting North East has been providing activity experiences and corporate entertainment for many years and can boast a highly experienced team. Not only do we provide you with the best go karting experience, but we also provide you with other fun packed activities.We have one of the largest karting circuits in the UK, 4x4 off road driving...

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  • Premier Inn Sunderland - West

    Sunderland Hotels

    Wessington Way, Castletown (formerly "Travel Inn"), Sunderland, SR5 3HR, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Boxing Day match at Sunderland

    Sunderland Sports & Outdoors

    The stadium is called 'The Stadium of Light' and the club is knicknamed 'The Black Cats'.49.000 is the capacity of the stadium and the away supporters were on the upper tier this season. It was a good view - just strange as we're used to being ground level!On the walk up the stairs to the upper tier, there is a level that is solely for selling the...

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Tynemouth

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  • New name now the head of steam

    Tynemouth Restaurants

    The old Aspire, now taken over as the Head of steam, very busy most times, but you can still find a quiet time, good food menu and best choice of beers in Tynemouth Previously known as Aspire the site in the heart of the popular Northumberland coastal resort of Tynemouth, has undergone an extensive refit and opened its doors as The Head of Steam on...

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  • Tynemouth Festival 2014

    Tynemouth Things to Do

    another great day had by all, street artists on form and all bars etc. joined in the fun, put in your diary for next year.

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  • King Edwards Bay

    Tynemouth Things to Do

    Great to see the beach full again and in use, good sun trap, King Edward's Bay is a small, sandy beach sheltered by cliffs and grassy banks. Popular with families, the beach is overlooked by the historic Tynemouth Priory and Castle, managed by English Heritage.

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South Shields

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  • Converse

    South Shields Things to Do

    These 22 bronze life size sculptures were created in 1999 by the Spanish sculptor, Juan Munoz. The figures are located next to the Littlehaven hotel and represent his work titled 'Conversation piece' intended to greet visitors from land and sea. They converse with each other, with those that come to meet them and in turn become the subject of...

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  • Premier Inn South Shields

    South Shields Hotels

    2 Hobsons Way, South Shields, NE34 9PQ, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Spice 1 - Best Indian Restaurant in...

    South Shields Restaurants

    The décor is luxuriously warm with its vibrant colour choice and evokes Indian culture with decorated pieces and ornamental items including a famous painting which has been painted on the back wall surrounded by a fountain and high arched frame. The main restaurant floor is very spacious and looks even more spacious with its high arched ceiling...

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Gateshead-on-Tyne

  • Angel of the North

    Gateshead-on-Tyne Things to Do

    The Angel of the North was designed by Andrew Gromley, an international renowned sculptor, and was constructed in 1998 on the site of former Gateshead colliery pitheads baths. The sculpture dominates the skyline and rises 20 metres above the earth foundations. It is tall as four double decker buses and has a wingspan of 54 metres. 200 tonnes of...

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  • Park Farm Hotel

    Gateshead-on-Tyne Hotels

    Banesley Lane, Ravensworth, Gateshead, NE11 0HS, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • The Angel of the North

    Gateshead-on-Tyne Things to Do

    As a fan of Newcastle and the surrounding countryside, we have driven past the Angel of the North many, many times. Each time we went past someone in the car would always say "We'll have to go and see the Angel of the North up close."Anyway, many years later, we finally made it!!!This huge piece of art was funded by the National Lottery. I never...

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Whitburn

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  • The Leas (Whitburn Coastal Park)

    Whitburn Things to Do

    We had a wander along some part of The Leas (Whitburn Coastal Park). It's very natural with its coastal formations including Marsden Rock and Trow Rocks where we saw a variety of sea-birds who have settled on the coastline. Part of the Coastal way is used for the Great North Run which is considered a high honour in the area.

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  • Scouter Lighthouse

    Whitburn Things to Do

    In August 2012, my parents, my niece and I visited this wonderful lighthouse in Whitburn and situated on the coastline between the Tyne and Wear rivers. It was designed by James Douglas and built in 1871 and ceased to operate in 1988. It was the world's first lighthouse to be powered by electricity and was considered a revolutionary design.We...

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  • Nice Old Village

    Whitburn Favorites

    Whitburn has some nice old cottages and a lovely church in the village that runs back from the coastal road. On the coast road there's a pub or two, some little shops and a nice tea room on the corner.The beach here is not so accessible, being a bit of a clamber over rocks to get to it. More information about this part of the North East coast on...

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