Camping in Tyne & Wear - A List of Tyne & Wear Campsites
Gateshead lies opposite Newcastle on the south bank of the Tyne. The Angel of the North is a contempory steel sculpture of an angel, standing 20 metres high. It stands of a hill on the edge of Low Fell, a suburb of Gateshead.
Whitley Bay is on the north sea coast and has fine stretches of golden sands. St.Mary\'s Island is made up of sandstone. The main feature is St.Mary\'s lighthouse, built in 1898. The lighthouse continued to be in use until 1984, and today it is open to visitors.
Tynemouth is an historic borough. The castle is on a rocky headland overlooking the pier. The moated castle towers, gatehouse and keep are combined with ruins of a Benedictine priory where early kings of Northumbria were buried.
South Shields is a coastal town. It is the oldest and largest town in South Tyneside and also one of the most popular seaside resorts. The Souter lighthouse and the Leas cliff tops are owned by the National Trust.
Jarrow is a town located on the Tyne. Jarrow was a centre for shipbuilding and the starting point of the Jarrow March in 1936. the marchers travelled from Jarrow to the palace of Westminster to protest against unemployment and the extreme poverty suffered in the north east.
Campsites in Tyne & Wear
Blaydon Burn House and Farm, Burn Road, Blaydon on Tyne., NE21 6JR
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