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Visit the historic town of Tynemouth

North Tyneside has a rich heritage of kings, queens and bloody battles, so it's no surprise that Tynemouth has a share in the region's history. The 7th century priory and castle dominating the headland has been a strategic fortress for centuries and a burial place for medieval kings, while the Volunteer Life Brigade, the first of its kind, has a dedicated museum in the town centre.

Award-winning beaches

Located on the coast at the mouth of the Tyne River, Tynemouth is home to some of the North East's best beaches. Longsands beach was voted as one of the best in the country by Tripadvisor, and its mile-long stretch of clear sand has also earned it acclaim across Europe. A walk along the promenade will take you to the North Shields Fish Quay, a historic village with a 17th century fort, stunning seafront views and a huge choice of fantastic fish and chip shops.

A thriving high street

You can't visit Tynemouth without taking a stroll along Front Street, the town's high street. Lined with quirky boutiques and cosy cafes, it's the perfect place to spend an afternoon after a spot of sightseeing. Be sure to visit the Green Ginger Shopping Arcade, set in a converted church, where you'll find shops, stalls and a retro cafe. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Tynemouth? The Travelodge Newcastle Central hotel is the perfect location for a trip to the city centre while you're in the area.