Tynemouth is perfect for surfers, bathers and sandcastle makers as well as providing a great base for those looking for more cultural pursuits. Enjoy a bite to eat in one of the restaurants, browse the independent shops and art galleries or sit and watch the world go by in a cafe. For a more cosmopolitan affair, jump on the Metro or drive to nearby Newcastle where you will find a fantastic selection of shops, eateries and entertainment facilities and the fantastic Northumberland coast is only a short drive. Whether you're visiting the Tynemouth for the first time, or know the area well, there are countless things to do that provide a great day out for all ages and interests.
Tynemouth was listed in the 2018 Sunday Times report as one of the Best Places to Live in England.
The walk along the seafront to Cullercoats and beyond to Whitley Bay is relaxing and is rewarded with some fine views, perhaps the best being the majestic sweep of Tynemouth Longsands with St George's Church in the background. There are a number of attractions in and around Tynemouth offering fun for all the family. Blue Reef Aquarium has an amazing range of sea life on display including seahorses, sharks and stingrays as well as otters, seals and a colony of monkeys. Tynemouth Park is home to a range of family attractions including Lost World Adventure Golf, a dinosaur themed mini golf course, softplay for toddlers, Pirate Quest Maze and traditional boating lake with pedalos available to hire. Within the park, The Greenhouse is perfect for any occasion with everything from hot and cold drinks to breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner and in evening doubles as a bar and live music venue.
The village is popular with visitors who are drawn to its stunning location, fabulous history and its beaches and attractions. Front Street has a number of places to eat and drink whether it is a coffee and a cake, a traditional pub lunch or a bistro evening meal. It also has some interesting independent shops, many of which are in Green Ginger Arcade, a converted church.
Tynemouth Priory, Tynemouth Watchtower and Collingwood's Monument are all also within walking distance.
There is a market every Saturday on Tynemouth station platform, including antiques, jewellery, plants, books etc. There is also a general market every Sunday with arts, crafts, books, CD’s and so much more. A farmers market comes to Tynemouth every third Saturday of the month in the recently restored station.
From The North, head South down the A1 to the A19 Seaton Burn turn off, follow the A19 down to the A1058 Coast Road, head towards Tynemouth, keep going until you pass the Park Hotel (on your left) and reach the seafront, turn right and follow the road along the seafront and turn right just before you reach the Grand Hotel, turn immediately left and you are on Percy Gardens Cottages.
From the South, Head North thought the Tyne Tunnel (A19) follow the A19 up to the A1058 Coast road, head towards Tynemouth, follow this road down to the coast, drive along the seafront until you reach the Grand Hotel and turn left straight after it, turn left immediately and you are on Percy Gardens Cottages. From Newcastle simply head towards the coast on the Coast Road (A1058) and follow the same instructions above as if you were coming from the North.
The best way to get to Tynemouth by Train is to go to Newcastle Central Station, then use the Metro system. Train Journey times form London, Manchester and Birmingham to Newcastle range between 2 hours 40 minutes to 3 hours and 15 minutes. The train journey from Edinburgh to Newcastle is about one and a half hours. The Metro Station is directly underneath the train station and is easy to find.
Newcastle International Airport is fastest growing regional airport in the UK. Travelling from the airport to Tynemouth is easy as it has its own Metro station. The airport serves a wide range of domestic and international flights. Newcastle International Airport website.
The Metro System links Tynemouth to other local areas such as Whitley Bay and Cullercoats as well as Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland The Metro station in Tynemouth is just off manor Road which is connected to Front Street (the main shopping street in Tynemouth) Tyne & Wear Metro website.
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