South Shields & Durham Coast
A great tour for Summer based in South Shields, overlooking the River Tyne and Little Haven Beach. We explore the scenic coastline before enjoying time in the historic city of Durham as well as a visit to Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
- City of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
- Catherine Cookson Country & City of Durham
- Tyne Valley Sightseeing
- Hotel based in South Shields
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
A morning free to explore the bustling coastal town of South Shields, home to many attractions including Arbeia Roman Fort, South Shields Museum, The Customs House & much more and home to the late Catherine Cookson. Later, we take a drive along the coast road heading south past Marsden Bay, Whitburn and Seaburn before heading inland to the historic city of Durham. Acclaimed as a World Heritage Site and dominated by the magnificent Norman Cathedral & Castle, we spend time at leisure to explore this ancient town.
We head for Jarrow and Hebburn to Gateshead, Blaydon & Prudhoe as we make our way to Hexham, with its historic Abbey. Following some free time here we follow the path of Hadrian’s Wall to Vindolanda and then continue past the Gateshead Metro Centre and back to South Shields.
We enjoy a drive through the Tyne Tunnel and out to the coast to Tynemouth, where we have chance to explore. In the afternoon we head for Newcastle with its Roman, Medieval, Jacobean, Georgian & Victorian buildings which sit comfortably alongside colourful Chinatown and Eldon Square complex, of which all give the city a true cosmopolitan air. After spending some free time in Newcastle we return to the hotel.
Little Haven Hotel, South Shields ~ 3 Star
This 3-star hotel is uniquely situated in South Shields at the gateway of the River Tyne and boasts extensive views of the Tyne and Little Haven Beach. All of the stylish bedrooms are en-suite and are equipped with Flat Screen TV with Freeview & DVD player; hairdryer; trouser press; ironing board; safe and tea/coffee makers. The hotel offers a restaurant and lounge bar. Lift.Back to top