Travelling around North Shields
North Shields is situated in the county of Northumberland, just a few miles from the city of Newcastle. Sitting on the north bank of the River Tyne, this old fishing port is brimming with character and charm. With beautiful Georgian architecture, stunning waterfront vistas and a number of unmissable historic landmarks, this is a destination you won’t forget in a hurry.
North Shields is easily accessible by road and rail. Arriva buses operate in the area, providing routes in and around the town centre, as well as services to nearby destinations, such as Whitley Bay and Ashington.
For a little local culture, why not head down to the Old Low Light, a Grade Two listed building with its very own museum that charts the town’s rich maritime history. Or, for a more immersive experience, be sure to visit Stephenson Railway Museum and take a ride on a genuine 19th-century steam train.
For some family fun, why not take the kids to the local water park, with wave pools, high-speed water slides and safe play areas for the little ones. Or, for a more tranquil day out, you can while away the hours in Northumberland Park, with its beautiful Victorian-style gardens, sculpture trail and traditional bandstand.
For nature lovers, there are plenty of picturesque hiking trails and woodland walks, as well as local tours taking in some of the region’s unique wildlife. If you’re feeling a little peckish, you can refuel at one of the town’s many eateries or head down to the historic Fish Quay and sample some of the finest seafood in Europe. Here, as the sun sets over the harbour, you’ll find a welcome berth at one of the towns many bars and restaurants.