South Shields tourist and travel information

South Shields tourist and travel information

South Shields Travel Information

Travel Information South Shields is situated at the mouth of the river Tyne. South Tyneside is easy to reach by air, rail and road.

TRAVELLINE at www.traveline.info.

bus and coach travel

Coaches South Shields - Travel by coach - If you'd like to speak to someone about your journey you can ring Traveline on 0871 200 22 33. The Metro system brings visitors into the heart of South Shields.

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Roads South Shields - Travel by road - South Shields is on the A 183. A nearby large town is Newcastle upon Tyne. South Shields is about 125 miles from EDINBURGH and about 290 miles from LONDON.

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Travel by train

Hire - Newcastle South Shields nearby station - Travel by train - Newcastle Station, Neville Street, Newcastle, NE1 5DL. Newcastle is a key stop on the East Coast Main Line. GNER, Virgin Trains, Northern Rail, First Transpennine Express, First ScotRail between them run services through Newcastle to many UK destinations.

Great North Eastern Railway (GNER). Main Regions: Central Scotland, Northern Scotland, North East England,
East Midlands, South East England. Most trains run between London King's Cross and either Edinburgh Waverley or Leeds. Tel: 08457 225 333. www.gner.co.uk

www.nationalrail.co.uk www.nationalrail.co.uk

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Airport Newcastle International Airport, Woolsington, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE13 8BZ. Tel: 0870 122 1488. The A1 by-passes the city centre and leads directly to the airport via the dual carriageway A696. Restaurants, cafes and bars available within Newcastle International Airport. Newcastle airport is about 18 miles from South Shields.

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Ferries - ztown South Shields - Ferries - The Shields Ferry provides a convenient link across the Tyne from South to North Shields. International Ferry services operate to North Shields throughout the year from Holland, Norway and Sweden.

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Sport

Sport South Shields - Sport - South Shields Golf Club, Cleadon Hills, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE34 8EG. Tel: 01914560475.

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Sport South Shields - Sport - Littlehaven Beach lies at the mouth of the River Tyne and offers excellent sailing, windsurfing, angling and panoramic views of the estuary. Temple Park Centre, John Reid Road, South Shields, NE34 8QN. Tel. 0191 456 9119. Squash Courts, swimming and more.

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Shopping

Stores South Shields - Shopping - There is a newly refurbished Market place and main shopping area. Markets are held 4 days a week in a traditional square, with the 18th century Old Town Hall and historic church of St. Hilda. Marks & Spencer, 82 King Street, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE33 1JE. Tel: 0191 455 5443. British Home Store South Shields - Unit A Waterloo Square, Coronation Street, South Shields, NE33 1AS. Tel: 0845 8410263.

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Entertainment

Entertainment South Shields - Entertainment and attractions - The golden stretch of Sandhaven Beach is popular with visitors. Souter Lighthouse, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland Tel: 01915 293161 - Souter Lighthouse overlooks the cliffs of Marsden Bay. About 2 miles south of South Shields.

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Other information South Shields - Other information - Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum, Baring Street, South Shields Tel: 0191 456 1369. On the outskirts of South Shields. Stephenson Railway Museum, Middle Engine Lane, North Shields Tel: 0191 200 7146. About 5 miles north of South Shields. South Shields library, NE34 9UG. Tel: el. 07795 237650.

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Tyne and Wear Map and Attractions

Newcastle on Tyne is 280 miles from London. It is 23 miles from Durham to Whitley Bay and 18 miles from Tynemouth to Stanley.

Ferries Ferry indicated is North Shields.

Airports Airport indicated is Newcastle International.

Roads South Shields is on the A183.

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Attractions Attractions (see details below)

Rail Stations Rail Stations (Not all stations shown). There is no station in South Shields.

Local Attractions
Attraction 1 - Woodhorn, Northumberland Museum and Archives, Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Ashington, Northumberland NE63 9YF.
Attraction 2 - Gateshead Angel of the North, Durham Road, Low Eighton, Gateshead Tel: 0191 477 3478
Attraction 3 - Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne. NE1 4JA. (0191) 232 6789.
Attraction 4 - Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths & Museum, Buddle Street, Wallsend, NE28 6HR. Tel: 0191 236 9347.
Attraction 5 - Newcastle Racecourse, High Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 5HP. Tel: 0191 236 2020. newcastle-racecourse.co.uk.
Attraction 6 - Beamish - The North of England Open Air Museum, Co. Durham, DH9 0RG. Tel: 01207 231811. beamish.org.uk.

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