Jarrow - a picturesque gem of the north
Jarrow is a moderately-sized town Near the coast of Tyne and Wear, known for its pretty, historic architecture. Its principal landmark is the intricately detailed town hall, across the road from a statue of the influential shipbuilding businessman Charles Palmer. It also features the haunting ruins of St Paul’s Monastery, which served as the home of St Bede, who is held as the greatest scholar of the Saxon era.
Welcome to South Shields
A popular coastal area a short drive east of Jarrow, South Shields is known for its lengthy Roman and maritime history and award-winning beaches. Visitors can explore the incredible Arbeia Roman Fort, delve into the Saxon history of the area at Bede’s World, or simply walk along its long, sandy beaches, enjoying traditional seaside amenities, and some of the most unique rock formations in Britain.
Heard of The Word?
The Word, a “national centre for the written word” is a library unlike any you’ve ever seen before. A state-of-the-art cultural venue, and the flagship for South Tyneside Council’s £100 million regeneration, The Word is housed in an impressive, futuristic building with three stories, and features a range of modern amenities, including 3D printers. With countless great facilities and an eclectic programme of events, The Word is always worth a visit when you’re in the area.
Planning a trip to Jarrow? Travelodge Newcastle Whitemare Pool Hotel is a 10-minute drive away, and Travelodge Newcastle Central Hotel can be reached in 20.