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North Tyneside

Situated on the North Sea coast, North Tyneside's award-winning beaches, fun family events, brilliant attractions and welcoming places to stay make it a great choice for a short break.

The area's stunning beaches are a great place to spend some time no matter what time of year it is. Learn to surf on the Tynemouth Longsands, voted Britain's fourth best beach, or dig out your bucket and spade for the annual Whitley Bay Sandcastle Competition in the shadow of the Spanish City Dome. If you're better with a ball then head down to Longsands and take part in the big beach volleyball tournament or the Newcastle Falcons Touch Rugby tournament which are held every July.

Climb the 137 steps to the top of St Mary's Lighthouse and admire the majestic panoramic view of the coast, we guarantee it'll be worth it! Discover 2,000 years of history on your visit to the ancient fortress of Tynemouth Priory & Castle. Turn up at the right time of year and witness the magnificent Mouth of the Tyne Festival or spooky Scary Tales event.

Wildlife lovers can come face to face with fish, otters, seals and monkeys at Blue Reef Aquarium, as well as learn more about the natural world. If you'd rather walk with dinosaurs Lost World Adventure Golf has enough prehistoric fun for the entire family!

Take a roam around Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths & Museum, which was built in AD122 to protect the eastern end of Hadrian's Wall from barbarian attack, or visit the world's first Volunteer Life Brigade at Tynemouth.

For further information about these attractions and more just visit www.visitnorthtyneside.com.

Segedunum Roman Fort
@SegedunumFort • 2h
We're very proud to have been part of #hadrianscavalry winner of NE Museum of the Year at last night's… t.co/rO0GCFjlbj
Blue Reef Aquarium
@BlueReefT • 18h
Thanks to Izzy from @noplasticshopUK for sending our seals some plastic free toothbrushes. The seals get their tee… t.co/Q3rkPMYSLz
Segedunum Roman Fort
@SegedunumFort • 18h
We've a stonking few days lined up this bank holiday weekend! New exhibition Saving Face opens Saturday 26 May (gor… t.co/871X9brMIK
Segedunum Roman Fort
@SegedunumFort • 24h
RT @FuturEverything: Know any budding archaeologists? Join us for a virtual dig at @SegedunumFort this Bank Holiday weekend! @TWAMmuseums
Blue Reef Aquarium
@BlueReefT • 23 May
All of our Turtles at Blue Reef have been taken in from people who could no longer look after them. Remember to res… t.co/xF2ZqkDZae
Blue Reef Aquarium
@BlueReefT • 23 May
Today is #WorldTurtleDay so lets shell-ebrate! Hope you have a Turtle-y amazing day! #Turtle #Aquariumt.co/qep975YHN8
Blue Reef Aquarium
@BlueReefT • 23 May
Kids tickets for £1 are now available! Book your tickets before Sunday to get a child's ticket for £1 when booking… t.co/yKJl1xDYzh
Segedunum Roman Fort
@SegedunumFort • 22 May
RT @FuturEverything: Join us at @SegedunumFort this Bank Holiday weekend to explore the Roman ruin in Minecraft, and discover how much we c…
Segedunum Roman Fort
@SegedunumFort • 22 May
RT @Raring2goNewcas: This Bank Hol weekend at @SegedunumFort Minecrafters meet the Romans in a Timecraft event for 7-14 yr olds. Find out m…
Segedunum Roman Fort
@SegedunumFort • 22 May
RT @ArbeiaRomanFort: We're seeking history/Roman/South Shields-mad people to train as volunteer tour guides to support our summer programme…