Heritage walks

Blue plaque walk

A circular walk around Tynemouth and North Shields taking in many of the Blue Plaques providing a fascinating insight into the rich history of North Tyneside. An ideal way to start that journey is to follow the blue plaques that have been erected on buildings with some historical significance.

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Coastal walk

A walk from St Mary's Island, following the naturally stunning coastline through Whitley Bay and Cullercoats to Tynemouth Priory and Castle and finishing on the historic North Shields Fish Quay.

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Coastal heritage trail

The coastline of North Tyneside has a long and fascinating history.

We have installed a number of information panels to highlight the rich and diverse history and culture of the area and in so doing, help improve the connectivity between Tynemouth, Cullercoats and Whitley Bay.

With panels from the Collingwood Monument right up to St. Mary's Lighthouse you can find out about centuries of history and discover how the past has shaped the present. There are excellent public transport links to help you do so.

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Cullercoats art trail

A journey back in time around Cullercoats through the eyes of famous artists. Cullercoats was known as an artist's colony and had a reputation among artists as being an inspiring place to both live and work.

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Real ale experience

A must for the real ale connoisseur, the real ale experience lists some of the borough's finest pubs, all with real character and history. With traditional pubs offering unrivalled hospitality, each with their own intriguing stories to tell, the real ale experience is a trip for the connoisseur of beers and those who enjoy their inns and taverns with character. 


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Robert Westall walk

The walk starts in North Shields at the birthplace of local author Robert Westall and winds its way through North Shields, the Fish Quay and ends in Tynemouth taking in the sights and sounds of his much loved novels.

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Royal Quays art walk

A circular walk around the regenerated Royal Quays district of North Shields looking at the public art on display in the landscaped parks and the Royal Quays Marina.

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