The best way to explore the fascinating history of North Tyneside is on foot with a number of walks available to download.
A circular walk around Tynemouth and North Shields taking in many of the Blue Plaques providing a fascinating insight into the rich history of North Tyneside. A snapshot maybe, but what better way to uncover a little of the history of the coastal village of Tynemouth and its seafaring neighbour North Shields.
A walk from St Mary's Island, following the naturally stunning coastline through Whitley Bay and Cullercoats to Tynemouth Priory and Castle and finishing on the historic North Shields Fish Quay.
This walk along the coast will give you a flavour of everything you could wish for from a trip to the sea; birds, flowers, history, art, literature, architecture, modern culture and, for those with a yearning for the traditional seaside day out, there may even be some candyfloss along the way.
A journey back in time around Cullercoats through the eyes of famous artists. The seafront landscape may have changed over the course of time but the desire to paint, sketch and draw Cullercoats remains very much alive. Modern day contemporary artists draw inspiration from the stunning coastal scenery of today and the works of their predecessors from yesteryear.
A circular walk around the regenerated Royal Quays district of North Shields looking at the public art on display in the landscaped parks and the Royal Quays Marina.
Starting in North Shields - the birthplace of local author Robert Westall - the route winds its way through the town, the Fish Quay and Tynemouth. Much has changed over the years but the essance of the areas described in his much-loved novels remains.
A nostalgic circular walk around the much-loved seaside resort looking at the history of the town and revealing some quirky and interesting facts.
North Tyneside Highlights
Blue Reef is part of an exciting new generation of aquarium attractions designed to inspire deeper understanding and appreciation of the natural...
Tynemouth Surf Co was established in 1995 by Stephen Hudson. Since then it has become one of the leading surf shops in the North East of England....
Reached between the tides via a short causeway, St. Mary's has all the fascination of a miniature, part-time island. The Lighthouse, completed in...
In AD122 the Emperor Hadrian ordered a mighty frontier system to be built across Britain to defend the Roman Empire from the barbarians to the North...