Tynemouth lifeboat station was established in 1789 and operates an all weather lifeboat. Station open weekdays or by appointment, no shop.
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The Blue Reef Aquarium is home to over 40 living displays, from tropical sharks and lobsters to seahorses and tropical fish. At the Aquarium’s heart is a large ocean tank where Read more [...]
Sunderland lifeboat station was established in 1800 and is the oldest lifeboat station, although the buikding is new. The first experimental motor lifeboat in the RNLI’s fleet operated from here Read more [...]
Tynemouth Priory and Castle,set on a steep headland between the river and the North Sea, Tynemouth has always been as much a fortress as a religious site. First a 7th-century Read more [...]
The world’s first electric lighthouse (victorian) lighthouse above 2½ miles of beach, cliff and grasslands with spectacular views over Marsden Bay and the notorious currents of ‘Whitburn Steel’. More details: Read more [...]
Gibside, 18th-century landscape garden spanning 160 hectares (400 acres), Gibside is a ‘grand design’ of spectacular vistas, winding paths and grassy open spaces. At key points there are decorative garden Read more [...]
Benwell Roman Temple and Vallum Crossing (Hadrian’s Wall). The remains of a small temple to the native god ‘Antenociticus’, in the ‘vicus’ (civilian settlement) which stood outside Benwell fort.
At Bede’s World you can learn all about Bede and the Anglo-Saxon way of life in Northumbria. Includes Demonstration farm and meet the animals including wild boar pig, goat and Read more [...]
Castle Garth consists of the Castle Keep and it 13th-century gatehouse the Black Gate, both of which were once part of a much larger fortress.