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Places to Visit, Things to Do and Days Out in or near North Shields

The town of North Shields is only eight miles from the city of Newcastle upon Tyne. Due to its association with railways it is home to the Stephenson Railway Museum. The area is also synonymous with fishing and other trades asociated with deafaring. A variety of shops, eating places and accommodation options are available. Places to Visit in or near North Shields Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum and South Shields Museum & Art Gallery are listed below.
14 Results In Or Near North Shields
0.8 miles from the centre of North Shields
Arbeia Roman Fort was the supply base for the troops on Hadrian's Wall. Its strategic position at the mouth of the Tyne gave advance notice of any invading troops. It is an UNESCO Heritage site.
1.0 miles from the centre of North Shields
South Shields Museum is housed in a listed building which used to be the Library. It specialises in local history and has an art gallery and small animal collection. There are both permanent and regularly-changing exhibitions.
2.0 miles from the centre of North Shields
Stephenson Railway Museum is a small heritage railway that occupies the test track for the Tyne & Wear Metro. Its heritage railway is run by dedicated local volunteers, with trains running in season on Sundays and Bank Holidays and on Thursday during North Tyneside school holidays. During December weekends, the railway runs Santa Specials.
3.5 miles from the centre of North Shields
Segedunum Roman Fort is the most excavated Roman site in the UK. It marks the beginning (or end) of the Roman Wall and the Museum was opened in June 2000.
5.6 miles from the centre of North Shields
Discover Seaton Delaval Hall, A place of great theatre and drama Built in the early 18th century and the best example in the country of English Baroque, Seaton Delaval Hall and Gardens was created by Sir John Van Brugh who was also responsible for Castle Howard and Blenheim Palace. The house has survived terrible fires and military occupation over its 900 year history but still stands defiant, from the glorious breathtakingly beautiful Central Hall to the dark cellar network of servant...
5.6 miles from the centre of North Shields
Discover Seaton Delaval Hall, A place of great theatre and drama Admiral Delaval commissioned Sir John Vanbrugh to build the hall in 1718. The house was the home of the Delaval family who were famous for the notoriously extravagant parties they threw in the Georgian period. The Hall was damaged by fire in 1822, but successive generations of the family, particularly the late Lord Hastings, undertook extensive repairs to ensure the Hall's survival.
6.7 miles from the centre of North Shields
St Vincent is a small cosy wine bar, inspired by places found while traveling in France and Italy. It's the sort of place for friends to hang out and enjoy great food and great drinks.
6.7 miles from the centre of North Shields
The Broad Chare has won accolades and awards from a whole heap of judges, including the Good Food Guide 2018, Hardens Best UK Restaurants 2018 and the AA Pub Guide 2017. Taking the best of a traditional pub and blending it with modern touches, The Broad Chare offers a simple, warm gastropub experience that keeps people coming back for more.
6.8 miles from the centre of North Shields
This small but important gallery on Newcastle's New Bridge Street is home to a very impressive collection of sculpture and art and is well known for attracting some of the big hitters in historic, modern and contemporary art to the north east. The permanent collection has some fabulous 18th and 19th century paintings and world class watercolours. The pre-Raphaelite paintings are worth the trip alone. But there is contemporary work here too with Moore's Seated Woman: Thin Neck, Gaugin's The Br...
7.2 miles from the centre of North Shields
The Shipley Art Gallery opened in 1917 with a collection of 504 paintings bequeathed by local solicitor Joseph Shipley. Since then the collection has grown to include nearly 800 paintings and collections of works on paper, decorative art and contemporary craft. The Shipley's art collections were designated as being of national importance in 1998 and include local favourite, William Irving's painting The Blaydon Races. In 1977 the Shipley began collecting contemporary art made in Britain. O...
7.5 miles from the centre of North Shields
Learn hands on at The Discovery Museum, Newcastle The Discovery Museum in Newcastle is probably most famous for its Turbinia exhibit – the first vessel to be powered by a steam turbine and dreamt up by Charles Parsons, who served his engineering apprentice at a Newcastle firm. However, this city centre gem of an attraction has much, much more to see and will keep visitors from 1 to 100 fascinated, such is the eclectic mix of exhibits, many pleasingly hands-on. Tyne and Wear was a pow...
7.9 miles from the centre of North Shields
Discover the manor house associated with the family of George Washington, first president of the USA Washington Old Hall is a delightful stone built 17th century manor house, which incorporates parts of the original medieval home of George Washington´s direct ancestors. There are displays on George Washington, and how the Hall was saved with American support. The rooms are furnished in Jacobean style with a fine collection of oil paintings, delftware and heavily carved oak furniture. ...
11.8 miles from the centre of North Shields
Whether you're looking to enjoy the very best in British luxury dining or experience Pan-Asian cuisine bursting with flavour, Seaham Hall and its restaurants are amongst the most exclusive places to eat in Durham. The ever-changing menus feature only the freshest, local ingredients, while their dedicated team and fabulous location promise a unique and truly unforgettable dining experience.
11.8 miles from the centre of North Shields
Drawing inspiration from Far Eastern healing and wellness rituals, the Serenity Spa is a tranquil, calming and truly inspiring space which engages the senses and nurtures the mind, body and soul. The unparalleled facilities and comprehensive treatments will enable you to accomplish a feeling of concordance, leaving you invigorated, stimulated and content with your environment.
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