Following the North Tyneside Coastline, starting in North Shields, we visit Tynemouth with its ancient Priory, onwards to Whitley Bay with its famous promenade and the historic port town of Blyth.
Tynemouth village is a popular place for people from far and wide to come for a variety of reasons. It is steeped in history, has some fabulous attractions & great shopping. The dramatic Tynemouth Priory & Castle dominates the headland. The site dates back centuries and is the burial place of Saints and Kings of the old Kingdom of Northumbria. The village has strong maritime history connections, the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade was the first of its kind in the world and its unique story is told in a small museum. The magnificent monument to Lord Collingwood looking across the river is in honour of the local born Admiral who took over from Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar. There are some truly breathtaking walks to take round Tynemouth, the walk along the seafront is stunning and is rewarded with views of golden sandy beaches. The promenade takes you to the historic North Shields Fish Quay. A short stroll in and around the village reveals some interesting buildings, many with Blue Plaques. Tynemouth Longsands is a mile long beach of golden sands popular for walking, relaxing, games and is a nationally recognised watersports hub. Blue Reef Aquarium provides fun for all the family with some fantastic exhibits on display of marine life of all different shapes, colours and sizes including otters, seals and even a colony of monkeys! Tynemouth Park has a dinosaur themed mini golf course and has pedalo boats to hire on its boating lake.
The seaside town of Whitley Bay has been popular with generations of visitors. The iconic St. Mary’s Lighthouse; now a visitor centre, stands on its own island and features a nature reserve and wetland habitat. Take a stroll along the promenade or beach and enjoy the salty sea air.
Blyth is a bustling port town with a rich history and a keen sense of its own identity. There has been a settlement in this part of South East Northumberland since the 12th century, but modern Blyth grew rapidly in the first part of the 18th century and reaped the rewards of the rise of coal mining, ship building, modern fishing and the railway and accommodation.
Blyth is still home to a port – which handles more than 1.5m tonnes of cargo each year – and its harbour is dominated by a set of stunning wind turbines which generate electricity for the National Grid.
The majority of trips return from destination between 16:30 and 17:30. The driver will inform you of the exact time on the day, dependant on outward travel times. Whilst we do not guarantee a W/C on board most of our excursion fleet do have toilet facilities. For your comfort we allocate seating at time of boking, however reserve the right to alter or amend your seat allocation for utilisation purposes; If you have a seating preference please make a note in the booking section when placing your order and we will try to accommodate. Once you have booked with us you will be emailed with a travel ticket containing seat numbers, this will be sent within 24 hours of placing the booking, if after this time you have not received your travel ticket please email firstname.lastname@example.org for confirmation.
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