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Any guests staying with us in 2014 and plan on using the Tyne & Wear Metro to travel to/from our guest house in South Shields may want to make a note of the pricing changes that are to take place over the Tyne & Wear Metro system.
From Thursday 2nd January 2014 Tyne & Wear Metro ticket prices will be as follows…
A one-zone DaySaver ticket will rise from £2.50 to £2.60.
A two-zone DaySaver ticket will rise from £3.50 to £3.60.
A three zone DaySaver ticket will rise from £4.40 to £4.50.
A one zone single fare rises from £1.70 to £1.80.
A weekly two zone ticket rises from £14.40 to £14.80.
The following fares guide (updated January 2013) details Tyne and Wear Metro’s ticketing in detail. The 2014 fare guide has yet to be published.
Home > Tyne & Wear > Blog: DFDS Seaways Newcastle Amsterdam Mini Cruise
DFDS Seaways is offering Amsterdam mini cruises departing from North Shields for £79 for two people in a two-berth cabin from 16th April until 26th June 2013.
The cruise itinerary is as follows…
Day one: check-in on-board between 3pm and 4.30pm; depart North Shields, Newcastle upon Tyne at 5pm; overnight sailing to Ijmuiden.
Day two: disembark the cruise ship at approximately 9.30am CET; approximate 30 minute coach journey to Amsterdam city centre, departing at 9.45am; five hours free time in Amsterdam city centre; coach journey back to Ijmuiden ferry terminal at around 3pm to 4pm; cruise ship departs Ijmuiden ferry terminal at 5.30pm CET; overnight sailing back to North Shields, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Day three: arrive back at North Shields, Newcastle upon Tyne at around 9am.
Redeem this offer here: North Shields Amsterdam Mini Cruise.
Home > Tyne & Wear > Blog: Screen-Con 2013 At The Parks Leisure Centre North Shields
On Saturday 4th May 2013 The Parks Leisure Centre, Howdon Road, North Shields, NE29 6TL will host Screen-Con 2013. Here you can meet some of the UK’s best-loved sci-fi celebrities, villains and heroes including Sylvester McCoy of Doctor Who and The Hobbit fame and Jeremy Bulloch (Star Wars’ Boba Fett).
The day will involve fun activities, mixing with favourite sci-fi and fantasy stars and species, watching and joining parades, shopping at sci-fi market stalls, meeting other sci-fi and pop culture fans, collecting autographs and hanging out with Dalek’s, Stormtroopers, Aliens, Predators and cosplayers from Star Wars, Anime, Manga and more. You will also be able to have your photograph taken with the TARDIS, KITT from Knightrider, The Doctor’s favourite companion K9 and other artists, stars and costumers who will be attending this event.
Tickets are now on sale here – £9.95 adult; £4.95 under 15′s.
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If you are looking for bed and breakfast accommodation for your visit to North Shields and/or The Parks Leisure Centre on Howdon Road, North Shields, NE29 6TL then please see our availability and online booking page. Room information including photographs can be found on the bedrooms page of our website.
Home > Tyne & Wear > Blog: James Morrison To Play At The Mouth of the Tyne Festival 2013
BRIT award winner James Morrison has been announced today as one of the headline acts for this year’s Mouth of the Tyne Festival. Three years after his last show at Tynemouth Priory and Castle sold out in record time, the popular solo artist is set to return this summer.
Chart-topping James is playing only a handful of dates this year and has chosen the Tynemouth setting to perform hits from his three platinum albums on Saturday 13th July 2013. Tickets cost £25 each plus booking fee go on sale from 9am on Thursday 7th March on the TicketMaster website. North Tyneside Elected Mayor, Linda Arkley said: “I am delighted to welcome James Morrison back to North Tyneside. Securing another high calibre music act for a sixth consecutive year is testament to the event being established as one of the North’s favourite summer festivals. Tourism is worth £243million to the borough’s economy and this festival is a key event in our calendar.”
Best known for the hits ‘You Give Me Something’, ‘Wonderful World’, ‘You Make It Real’ and ‘I Won’t Let You Go’, Warwickshire-born James Morrison is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist who has enjoyed chart-topping success since his rise to fame in 2006.
As well as James Morrison, Tynemouth Priory and Castle has played host to a number of big name artists over the past few years including The Wanted, McFly, The Script, Scouting for Girls and Beverley Knight. Supported this year by Kier North Tyneside, the four-day festival features live music, theatrical entertainment and special one-off performances. Further details of the weekend’s programme of acts will be announced soon.
Home > Tyne & Wear > Blog: DFDS Seaways Amsterdam Mini Cruise Offer
Save up to 40% on Amsterdam Mini Cruises
To celebrate National Ferry Fortnight, we’re offering up to 40% savings on all Amsterdam mini cruises. Simply book by 20th March to save on a relaxing break in the exciting Dutch capital. Amsterdam is a fantastic place to get away from it all and recharge your batteries.
What’s Included… 2 nights in an en suite cabin; live entertainment onboard; coach transfers to and from Amsterdam (approx. 40 mins); approx. 5 hours in Amsterdam.
There’s a great variety of things to see and do, from world-famous artwork in the galleries to a relaxing canal cruise, or just wandering amongst the 19th century architecture as you visit the famous landmarks, or enjoy some retail therapy with great shopping opportunities in the many marketplaces and boutiques. As well as the sights and sounds of Amsterdam, you’ll be able to enjoy the overnight crossings between Newcastle and Amsterdam with lots of onboard entertainment to get you in the holiday spirit along with comfy en suite cabins for a good night’s rest.
After arriving in Holland the next day, we’ll take you directly to Amsterdam by coach so you’ll get to see the sights as soon as possible, making the most of your time before returning to port for another fun-filled crossing home. An Amsterdam mini cruise is the perfect way to get away from it all and relax whilst experiencing the best of Dutch culture – and with up to 40% off when you book by 20th March and travel during March to October 2013 (selected dates), you’ll have a great reason to discover all that Amsterdam has to offer.
Save up to 40% off – Price based on 2 people. Selected April – October departure dates. Book by 20th March 2013. From £47pp
Save up to 40% off – Price based on 4 people. Selected April – October departure dates. Book by 20th March 2013. From £29pp.