South Shields attractions

South Shields attractions

Shields, on the River Tyne by Joseph Mallord William TurnerSouth Shields is in Tyne & Wear, a county bounded on the east by the North Sea, and bordering Northumberland to the north and County Durham to the south. It is located around the mouths of the Rivers Tyne and Wear, two rivers that have played a key role in the development of the area. The Romans were the first to realise the potential of their success by using the rivers as a form of defence when they built forts as part of Hadrian’s Wall. Newcastle upon Tyne and North Tyneside are to the north of the county and Gateshead, Sunderland and South Tyneside are to the south.

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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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