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The York Pass
"Choose from a 1- 2- or 3-day sightseeing pass to suit your schedule and enjoy the flexibility to visit the York attractions that you want at a time that suits you best. Passes are valid for your choice of consecutive calendar days from the time of first use. After redeeming your voucher for your York Pass you’ll also receive a color guidebook with detailed information about the historical city and its famous attractions. Use the guidebook to plan your independent sightseeing with ease.The York pass includes entry to 30 top attractions around the c and discover Gothic architecture at its finest on a visit to York Minster — one of the largest cathedrals in Europe. Entrance to family-friendly attractions such as York Dungeon and York’s CHOCOLATE Story are included in the pass alongside lesser-known treasures like Clifford’s Tower.Free Entry to Select York Attractions:Barley Hall Beningbrough Hall Byland Abbey Captain Cook Memorial Museum in Whitby Castle Howard
From GBP38.00
 
Hexham Abbey Guided Tour Including Lunch or Afternoon Tea at the Refectory
"Catch a bus or train from Newcastle Central Station (trains leave 22 and 54 minutes past the hour between Monday and Friday) or take the bus 685 from Eldon Square Bus Station (a quarter to the hour Monday-Friday). It is a brief walk from the stat one of the finest monastic survivals in an English church; the Frith Stool a Saxon Bishop's throne which must date from Wilfrid's Church and the beautiful panel paintings including The Dance of Death.Following the absorbing tour of the Abbey you are taken into the recent refurbished visitor centre based in monastic buildings lost to the Abbey during the Reformation but brought back into its ownership in 2012. The Big Story exhibition gives a fascinating overview of the Abbey's history telling the story not only of the buildings but also of the many people who lived worked and praised God here over the centuries. An Anglo Saxon chalice found in a coffin in the 1860s holds pride of place in the main exhibition gallery. Try your hand at calligraphy and delight in the state-of-the-art display screens that piece the Abbey together through its history.Lunch will be served in one of
From GBP14.00
 
Private Guided Snowdonia and Conwy Day Trip from Conwy Valley
"On this day tour you will be chauffeured through some of the best sites and sceneries of North Wales with a private local driver guide. Travel through Snowdonia National Park which holds the highest mountain in England and Wales and enjoy Conwy one of Europe’s finest surviving medieval towns. Conwy Castle dominates the town and was Edward I’s most striking and powerful castles.Enjoy free time to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Castle as well as Plas Mawr one of the finest surviving town houses of the Elizabethan era. The town also features Britain’s smallest house which is well worth a visit!Enjoy the stunning scenery that Snowdonia has to offer during your tour and have the option of walking to or enjoy the views in a more relaxed way by taking the Snowdon Mountain Railway up! There is also the Llanberis Lake Railway which takes you along the shore of Lake Padarn.The National Slate Museum is definitely worth visit in this area also as it allows you learn more about the industry and a way of life that has become a great part of the Welsh identity. Your local driver guide will be happy to tailor the trip to your interests and requirements."""
From GBP500.00

More Things to Do in South Shields

The Eye

Near the north end of Littlehaven is this eye-catching (pun intended!) sculpture by Stephen Broadbent. It is a popular spot for photos as people like to pose with the eye as a frame, though I...
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toonsarah
Apr 27, 2015

Conversation Piece

Some sculptures are all the better for being in just the right place - think of the Angel of the North or Statue of Liberty, for example – and in its own less dramatic way that is true of the...
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toonsarah
Apr 27, 2015

Littlehaven

There are two good sized beaches in South Shields, plus a string of smaller ones to the south of town. The main one is larger, busier and sandier, but on our recent walk we were on its neighbour to...
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toonsarah
Apr 27, 2015

The Watch House

I have long known about the Watch House in Tynemouth but only very recently learned that there is another here in South Shields, on the opposite side of the river mouth. It sits in a prominent...
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toonsarah
Apr 27, 2015

The Tyne lifeboat

The world’s first purpose built lifeboat was built here in South Shields in 1789 to help rescue seamen from ships in danger off the treacherous coast or swept onto the rocks at the mouth of the river...
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toonsarah
Apr 27, 2015

The Jubilee lifeboat memorial

This prominent memorial stands next to the restored Tyne lifeboat and commemorates the inventor of the world’s first purpose-built lifeboat. Or rather inventors – not because it was a joint effort but...
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toonsarah
Apr 27, 2015
 
 
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So Shields

These large billboards are part of the output of a team of artists who in the summers of 2011 and 2012 spent time down on the sea front in South Shields meeting local people and visitors to the...
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toonsarah
Apr 27, 2015

Converse

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'...
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cherrybug
May 09, 2008

Helter Skelter

South shields has a fairground which opens on Good Friday every year until the end of the summer. Providing your traditional candyfloss and fish and chips fayre it's the place to hang about if you're...
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cherrybug
Mar 22, 2007

ART GALLERY - Find out something to do?

Recently re-opened after a £1.4m refurbishment. Major collections in Social History & Art which are represented in two brand new galleries. FREE entry. South Shields Museum has been transformed...
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jhorsfield30
Aug 01, 2006

DAY DOWN THE FAIR AT SOUTH BEACK

Situated next to Sandhaven Beach, Ocean Beach Pleasure Park is a large amusement park incorporating rides, amusements and games providing you with the best family entertainment. The Park regularly...
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jhorsfield30
Aug 01, 2006

New Town Hall

South Shields town hall is enormous. The tower from it can be seen all around town, like some sort of civic beacon. It dates from 1910, the time when South Shields was at the peak of its prosperity...
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steventilly
Oct 11, 2005

South Tyneside Museum

The South Tyneside Museum is a very interesting place - much more so than I imagined it would be. We went in, expecting to spend 10 to 15 minutes in there and came out almost an hour and a half later....
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steventilly
Oct 06, 2005

The Man With The Donkey

John Simpson Kirkpatrick was born in South Shields in 1892 but emigrated to Australia. He served with the ANZACs in the ill fated Gallipoli campaign, where he operated as a stretcher bearer. He took...
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steventilly
Oct 06, 2005

Top Hotels in South Shields

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"A seaside town"
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"South Shields"
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"Sanddancing"
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"south shields newcastle"
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