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Tyne and Wear Map and Attractions

Scale: 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.

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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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Visitor attractions and information for Cramlington

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Attractions Newcastle Racecourse, High Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 5HP. Tel: 0191 236 2020. Set in the 812 acre High Gosforth Park Estate and home to 26 race meetings Newcastle Racecourse is easily accessible by road, rail and air. newcastle-racecourse.co.uk. About 4 miles south of Cramlington.

Newcastle Racecourse

Attractions Plessey Woods Country Park, Shields Road, Hartford Bridge, Northumberland NE22 6AN Tel: 01670 824793 Plessey Woods Country Park is set in 100 acres of woodland, meadows and riverside.With plenty of parking and good public transport
links, it is an ideal place for a family day out.
About 2 miles north of Cramlington.

Plessey Woods Country Park

Attractions St. Mary's Lighthouse, St. Mary's Island, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear. Tel: 0191 200 8650. Cross the causeway, climb the tower and experience spectacular coastal views. Exhibitions and gift shop. About 7 miles east of Cramlington.

St. Mary's Lighthouse Whitley Bay

Attractions Woodhorn, Northumberland Museum and Archives, Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Ashington, Northumberland NE63 9YF. A world class visitor attraction and research destination. It’s the place to come to discover the history of Northumberland and have a great family day out. Opens 28th October 2006. About 9 miles north of Cramlington.

Woodhorn

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Visitor attractions and information for Gateshead

Attractions The most famous view of Newcastle is that of its bridges, spanning the River Tyne. The newest bridge is the Gateshead Millenium Bridge, which is a spectacular modern design. It is a footbridge in the shape of an eyelid which opens up in order to let boats through if they are too tall to fit underneath. In the centre of Gateshead.

Gateshead Millenium Bridge

Attractions Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths & Museum, Buddle Street, Wallsend - Segedunum Roman Fort stood on the banks of the River Tyne, Hadrian's Wall. Tel: 0191 236 9347. About 4 miles north of Gateshead.

Segedunum Roman Fort

Attractions MetroCentre, Newcastle upon Tyne is Europe's largest shopping and leisure centre. With almost 330 shops including major department stores such as Debenhams, House of Fraser and Marks & Spencer, MetroCentre has something for everyone. About 4 miles west of Gateshead.

MetroCentre

AttractionsBeamish - The North of England Open Air Museum, Co. Durham Tel: 01207 231811. Visit the town, colliery village, farm, railway station, Pockerley Manor and 1825 railway; life in the 1800's and 1900's. Open air museum where you can go underground in a drift mine, also features pit cottages, Victorian schoolroom, Victorian dentist, sweet shop. A trip into the past. www.beamish.org.uk. About 6 miles south of Gateshead.

Beamish - The North of England Open Air Museum

AttractionsGateshead Angel of the North, Durham Road, Low Eighton, Gateshead Tel: 0191 477 3478 The Angel of the North is Britain's largest and most impressive sculpture. It stands near the A1 in Gateshead. Designed by Antony Gormley, it weighs 200 tons, is 20- metres high and has a 54-metre wing span. About 1 mile south of Gateshead.

Gateshead Angel of the North

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Visitor attractions and information for Newcastle upon Tyne

Attractions The most famous view of Newcastle is that of its bridges, spanning the River Tyne. The newest bridge is the Gateshead Millenium Bridge, which is a spectacular modern design. It is a footbridge in the shape of an eyelid which opens up in order to let boats through if they are too tall to fit underneath. In the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Gateshead Millenium Bridge

Attractions St. Mary's Lighthouse, St. Mary's Island, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear. Tel: 0191 200 8650. Cross the causeway, climb the tower and experience spectacular coastal views. Exhibitions and gift shop. Outside is a nature reserve with facinating rockpools, flights of birds, a beach and clifftop walks. About 10 miles east of Newcastle upon Tyne.

St. Mary's Lighthouse Whitley Bay

Attractions City Library, Princess Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE99 1DX. Tel: 0191 277 4100. In the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Attractions Blue Reef Aquarium, Tynemouth, Grand Parade, Tynemouth, NE30 4JF. Tel 0191 258 1031. Blue Reef Aquarium is part of an exciting new generation of wildlife attractions. Open-top tanks allow close encounters with friendly rays. spectacular underwater walkthrough tunnels. www.bluereefaquarium.co.uk. About 7 miles east of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Blue Reef Aquarium Tynemouth

Attractions Royal Quays Outlet Shopping Village, Coble Dene, North Shields, NE29 6DW. Tel: 0191 296 3743. Royal Quays opened in 1996, with over 50 outlet shops selling famous brands. Offers regular entertainment and live events. royalquaysoutletcentre.co.uk. About 6 miles east of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Royal Quays

Attractions Tynemouth Priory and Castle Tyne and Wear - NE30 4BZ. Tel: 0191 257 1090. Managed by English Heritage, Tynemouth Priory is the burial place of saints and kings, and is a place of religious significance. About 8 miles east of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Tynemouth Priory and Castle

Attractions Newcastle Racecourse, High Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 5HP. Tel: 0191 236 2020. Set in the 812 acre High Gosforth Park Estate and home to 26 race meetings Newcastle Racecourse is easily accessible by road, rail and air. newcastle-racecourse.co.uk. About 3 miles north of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Newcastle Racecourse

Attractions Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne. NE1 4JA. (0191) 232 6789. Discover the chequered history of Newcastle upon Tyne, from Romans and Knights to ship-builders and pitmen. Some fun and fascinating scientific exhibitions; important collections of maritime, social history, fashion and regimental life are on display. In the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Discovery Museum

Attractions The Biscuit Factory, Stoddart Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE2 1AN. The Biscuit Factory, Britain’s biggest original art store. Two floors of exhibition spaces and two floors of artists’ studios. We sell paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, photography, ceramics and glass by artists from all over the world. Tel: 0191 261 1103. www.thebiscuitfactory.com. In the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne.

The Biscuit Factory

Attractions Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths & Museum, Buddle Street, Wallsend - Segedunum Roman Fort stood on the banks of the River Tyne, Hadrian's Wall. Tel: 0191 236 9347.

Segedunum Roman Fort

Attractions MetroCentre, Newcastle upon Tyne is Europe's largest shopping and leisure centre. With almost 330 shops including major department stores such as Debenhams, House of Fraser and Marks & Spencer, MetroCentre has something for everyone. About 3 miles southwest of Newcastle upon Tyne.

MetroCentre

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Visitor attractions and information for South Shields

Attractions Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths & Museum, Buddle Street, Wallsend - Segedunum Roman Fort stood on the banks of the River Tyne, Hadrian's Wall. Tel: 0191 236 9347. About 7 miles west of South Shields.

Segedunum Roman Fort

Attractions Tynemouth Priory and Castle Tyne and Wear - NE30 4BZ. Tel: 0191 257 1090. Managed by English Heritage, Tynemouth Priory is the burial place of saints and kings, and is a place of religious significance. About 8 miles north of South Shields.

Tynemouth Priory and Castle

Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum

Attractions Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum, Baring Street, South Shields Tel: 0191 456 1369 Four miles east of the end of Hadrian's Wall, Arbeia Roman Fort guarded the entrance to the River Tyne.The excavated remains, stunning reconstructions of original buildings and finds discovered at the Fort combine to give a unique insight into life in Roman Britain. On the outskirts of South Shields.

Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum

Stephenson Railway Museum

Attractions Stephenson Railway Museum, Middle Engine Lane, North Shields Tel: 0191 200 7146 The Museum is home to George Stephenson's 'Billy', a forerunner of the world-famous Rocket, and many other engines from the great age of steam including 'Jackie Milburn', named after the Newcastle United legend. About 5 miles north of South Shields.

Stephenson Railway Museum

AttractionsSouter Lighthouse, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland Tel: 01915 293161 - Souter Lighthouse overlooks the cliffs of Marsden Bay, high above the rocks and notorious currents of the 'Whitburn Steel'. It started operating in 1871 and at the time, was the most advanced in the world. Visitors can climb the 76 steps to the top of the tower to enjoy wide views of the coastline, from the mouth of the Tyne to the Tees. Tea-room with indoor & outdoor facilities and National Trust shop. About 2 miles south of South Shields.

Souter Lighthouse

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Visitor attractions and information for Sunderland

Sunderland Museum & Winter

Attractions Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, Burdon Road, Sunderland. Tel: 0191 553 2323 Exciting hands-on exhibits and interactive displays tell the story of Sunderland from its prehistoric past through to the present day. The Museum contains a large collection of the locally made Sunderland Lustreware pottery. The Art Gallery features paintings by L S Lowry who made Sunderland his second home. The stunning Winter Gardens has over 1,500 flowers and plants. In the centre of Sunderland.

Sunderland Museum & Winter

Washington Wetland Centre is set in 100 acres of stunning wetland and woodland on the River Wear and is one of the North East's biggest conservation success stories. Its wild reserve is home to a nesting colony of nearly 50 Grey Herons, while Hawthorn Wood Hide offers spectacular views of woodland birds including Great-Spotted Woodpecker and Bullfinch. See hundreds of rare and endangered ducks, geese and swans, plus a colourful breeding colony of Chilean Flamingos. www.wwt.org.uk. About 3 miles west of Sunderland.

Washington Wetland Centre

Attractions Hylton Castle, Sunderland Hylton Castle is an 11th century fortified medieval gatehouse/tower. The keep, four main walls and part of the chapel are all still standing. It stands in Hylton Dene, Sunderland. The site is owned by English Heritage and is freely accessible in daylight hours. www.hyltoncastle.com. On the outskirts of Sunderland.

Hylton Castle

AttractionsSouter Lighthouse, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland Tel: 01915 293161 - Souter Lighthouse overlooks the cliffs of Marsden Bay, high above the rocks and notorious currents of the 'Whitburn Steel'. It started operating in 1871 and at the time, was the most advanced in the world. Visitors can climb the 76 steps to the top of the tower to enjoy wide views of the coastline, from the mouth of the Tyne to the Tees. Tea-room with indoor & outdoor facilities and National Trust shop. About 4 miles north of Sunderland.

Souter Lighthouse

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Visitor attractions and information for Wallsend

Attractions Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths & Museum, Buddle Street, Wallsend - Segedunum Roman Fort stood on the banks of the River Tyne, Hadrian's Wall. Tel: 0191 236 9347. On the outskirts of Wallsend.

Segedunum Roman Fort

Attractions Newcastle Racecourse, High Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 5HP. Tel: 0191 236 2020. Set in the 812 acre High Gosforth Park Estate and home to 26 race meetings Newcastle Racecourse is easily accessible by road, rail and air. newcastle-racecourse.co.uk. About 4 miles north of Wallsend.

Newcastle Racecourse

Attractions Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne. NE1 4JA. (0191) 232 6789. Discover the chequered history of Newcastle upon Tyne, from Romans and Knights to ship-builders and pitmen. Some fun and fascinating scientific exhibitions; important collections of maritime, social history, fashion and regimental life are on display. About 4 miles west of Wallsend.

Discovery Museum

Attractions The Biscuit Factory, Stoddart Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE2 1AN. The Biscuit Factory, Britain’s biggest original art store. Two floors of exhibition spaces and two floors of artists’ studios. We sell paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, photography, ceramics and glass by artists from all over the world. Tel: 0191 261 1103. www.thebiscuitfactory.com. About 3 miles west of Wallsend.

The Biscuit Factory

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Visitor attractions and information for Washington

Attractions MetroCentre, Newcastle upon Tyne is Europe's largest shopping and leisure centre. With almost 330 shops including major department stores such as Debenhams, House of Fraser and Marks & Spencer, MetroCentre has something for everyone. About 7 miles northwest of Washington.

MetroCentre

AttractionsBeamish - The North of England Open Air Museum, Co. Durham Tel: 01207 231811. Visit the town, colliery village, farm, railway station, Pockerley Manor and 1825 railway; life in the 1800's and 1900's. Open air museum where you can go underground in a drift mine, also features pit cottages, Victorian schoolroom, Victorian dentist, sweet shop. A trip into the past. www.beamish.org.uk. About 6 miles west of Washington.

Beamish - The North of England Open Air Museum

AttractionsGateshead Angel of the North, Durham Road, Low Eighton, Gateshead Tel: 0191 477 3478 The Angel of the North is Britain's largest and most impressive sculpture. It stands near the A1 in Gateshead. Designed by Antony Gormley, it weighs 200 tons, is 20- metres high and has a 54-metre wing span. About 2 miles west of Washington.

Gateshead Angel of the North

Washington Wetland Centre is set in 100 acres of stunning wetland and woodland on the River Wear and is one of the North East's biggest conservation success stories. Its wild reserve is home to a nesting colony of nearly 50 Grey Herons, while Hawthorn Wood Hide offers spectacular views of woodland birds including Great-Spotted Woodpecker and Bullfinch. See hundreds of rare and endangered ducks, geese and swans, plus a colourful breeding colony of Chilean Flamingos. www.wwt.org.uk. About 4 miles east of Washington.

Washington Wetland Centre

Washington hotels

Visitor attractions and information for Whitley Bay

Attractions Whitley Bay has an 18 hole links type golf course. Claremont Road, Whitley Bay, NE26 3UF. Tel: 0191 2520180. About 1 mile north of Whitley Bay.

Whitley Bay golf

Attractions St. Mary's Lighthouse, St. Mary's Island, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear. Tel: 0191 200 8650. Cross the causeway, climb the tower and experience spectacular coastal views. Exhibitions and gift shop. Outside is a nature reserve with facinating rockpools, flights of birds, a beach and clifftop walks. About 2 miles north of Whitley Bay.

St. Mary's Lighthouse Whitley Bay

Attractions Whitley Bay Cricket Club. West Park Whitley Bay Established 1926.

Whitley Bay Cricket Club

Attractions Blue Reef Aquarium, Tynemouth, Grand Parade, Tynemouth, NE30 4JF. Tel 0191 258 1031. Blue Reef Aquarium is part of an exciting new generation of wildlife attractions. Open-top tanks allow close encounters with friendly rays. spectacular underwater walkthrough tunnels. bluereefaquarium.co.uk. About 1 mile south of Whitley Bay.

Blue Reef Aquarium Tynemouth

Attractions Royal Quays Outlet Shopping Village, Coble Dene, North Shields, NE29 6DW. Tel: 0191 296 3743. Royal Quays opened in 1996, with over 50 outlet shops selling famous brands. Offers regular entertainment and live events. royalquaysoutletcentre.co.uk. About 3 miles south of Whitley Bay.

Royal Quays

Attractions Tynemouth Priory and Castle, Tyne and Wear - NE30 4BZ. Tel: 0191 257 1090. Managed by English Heritage, Tynemouth Priory ia the burial place of saints and kings, and is a place of religious significance. About 1 mile south of Whitley Bay.

Tynemouth Priory and Castle

Attractions Whitley Bay Playhouse, Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay, NE26 1LZ. Tel: 0191 252 3505. What is now known as the Playhouse was first named The Kursaal and opened on March 24th 1913. The Whitley Bay Playhouse is a theatre and cinema offering films, comedy, musicals, dance, jazz and drama. whitleybayplayhouse.co.uk. In the centre of Whitley Bay.

Royal Quays

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