Tyne and Wear

Tyne Tour

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Overview

From the coastal city of Sunderland make your way inland to the Penshaw Monument. Visit Washington en route to the city of Newcastle upon Tyne. Pause at the coastal towns of North Shields and Tynemouth and finish up South Shields.

Sunderland

The city by the sea at the mouth of the River Wear, Sunderland is home to a range of attractions including the National Glass Centre and the Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens. The coast is blessed with sandy beaches and chance to relax or take in some fun or a restaurant.

Penshaw

The Penshaw Monument dominates the local skyline atop Penshaw Hill and is a memorial to the first Earl of Durham – John George Lambton that offers some wonderful views to those that climb the steps. Just watch out for the legend of the Lambton Worm!

Washington

Washington is famous for being the ancestral home of George Washington. Visitors can explore the history and artefacts in the restored rooms of the stone built manor house and enjoy the gardens and tearoom.

Gateshead

Visit the National Trust site of Gibside, take in the world’s first tilting bridge that creates a link to Newcastle or if you are looking for shopping head for Gateshead’s impressive retail offering, the Metro Centre. Close by you can find the iconic landmark, the Angel of the North.

Newcastle upon Tyne

The bright lights of Newcastle hold a wealth of attractions for the visitor – from the Grey’s Monument and Newcastle Castle to museums and the iconic bridges that span the River Tyne. Head to the city to explore what is on offer.

North Shields

On the north banks of the River Tyne, you can discover the attractions of North Shields – the 17th century Clifford’s Tower at the historic Fish Quay, the Wooden Dolly and the Old Low Light – part of the Lights of North Shields used to help ships navigate the Black Midden Rocks.

Tynemouth

An historic and picturesque village, Tynemouth offers visitors Tynemouth Pier, sandy beaches, Bluereef aquarium, the Tynemouth Castle and Priory and seaside walks to nearby Cullercoats and Whitley.

South Shields

South Shields is a coastal town – visitors can enjoy The Customs House, South Shields Museum, Jarrow Hall and a trip to Souter Lighthouse to experience the lightkeepers cottage – and if you are feeling energetic you can climb the 76 steps to get some fantastic panoramic views.

Overview

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Sunderland

2
5.1 miles

Penshaw

3
4.1 miles

Washington

4
8.0 miles

Gateshead

5
3.3 miles

Newcastle upon Tyne

6
8.3 miles

North Shields

7
1.3 miles

Tynemouth

8
7.9 miles

South Shields

What to see and do…

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Village Hotel, Restaurant, Pub, Gym, & Spa- Newcastle

10 The Silverlink North, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE27 0BY

TeamSport Indoor Karting- Newcastle

Scotswood Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE15 6UX

Malmaison Hotel, Bar & Brasserie- Newcastle

Malmaison Newcastle, 104 Quayside, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 3DX

About the Tyne Tour Trail

Distance:38 miles
Cities / Towns:8
Number Of Businesses:3

Start by exploring the sights and attractions of Sunderland on the coast, at the mouth of the River Wear before heading inland to Penshaw to discover the temple style Penshaw Monument and the stunning panoramic views. Discover the ancestral home of George Washington and then make your way to the bright lights of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne. Head on to the coastal towns of North Shields and Tynemouth before crossing the Tyne to South Shields – don’t miss the fish and chips.

Coastal Delights

The coast in this part of the world offers some great views and sandy beaches – visitors can enjoy Roker Beach and Seaburn Beach before heading off to explore the pier and surrounding area.

Penshaw Panorama

The far reaching views from Penshaw Monument are spectacular. On a clear day you can see for miles from this temple style monument at the top of Penshaw Hill.

Historic East

The north east offers visitors a wealth of opportunities to explore history – discover the history of Washington and a range of museums in Sunderland, Newcastle, North Shields and South Shields.

Also Nearby

Village Hotel, Restaurant, Pub, Gym, & Spa- Newcastle

10 The Silverlink North, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE27 0BY

TeamSport Indoor Karting- Newcastle

Scotswood Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE15 6UX

Malmaison Hotel, Bar & Brasserie- Newcastle

Malmaison Newcastle, 104 Quayside, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 3DX