Great North Run Late Availability

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Great North Run Last Minute Room Availability

Looking for a room for this years Great North Run? We received a last minute cancellation today due to injury, please check our online booking page for more information.

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Update: both of these rooms have now been sold.

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The Dolly Mixtures

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If you are staying at our bed and breakfast accommodation in South Shields between now and Saturday 3rd September 2016 then you may like to watch a new musical being performed at The Customs House theatre – ten minutes walk from us.

The Dolly Mixtures The Customs House Mill Dam South Shields NE33 1ES

The Dolly Mixtures is a brand new musical by John Miles and Tom Kelly and it is being performed at The Customs House from today until Saturday 3rd September 2016.

This heartwarming musical is inspired by a true story of eight South Shields women who set-up the variety act, The Dolly Mixtures when one of their husbands’ Ken was diagnosed with cancer in 1972. For 15 years the eight South Shields women performed in working men’s clubs throughout the North-East to raise money for charity with every penny going to cancer research.

Tickets are £17.50, to book call The Customs House on 0191 454 1234 or visit their website here: The Customs House (opens in a new window).

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Great North Run Metro Travel Guide

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Great North Run Tyne and Wear Metro

If you are visiting Tyneside for the Great North Run weekend next month then you may find this comprehensive guide to the Tyne & Wear Metro for the Great North Run weekend useful…

The official travel advice from Metro is as follows…

Travel guide

With road closures as well as limited parking, public transport is the best way to get to or from the Great North Run for both runners and spectators. There will be extra bus services, Tyne & Wear Metro trains and ferry trips throughout the day to help you get around as quickly and easily as possible.

Race start – Newcastle upon Tyne

Travelling to the race start. The race start is about a 15 minute walk from Haymarket in Newcastle upon Tyne city centre. There is a Metro station and bus station at Haymarket, as well as buses going to nearby Eldon Square bus station and many on-street bus stops.

Shuttle bus services will also be running to Haymarket and Barras Bridge from the finish area in South Shields – see the race start map attached below for details. Parking is free all day on Sundays at the Metro stations marked with a “P” on the Metro map (except at Heworth, which is £1.20 all day).

Metro trains, buses and traffic will be extremely busy, so please leave plenty of time to get to the race start.

Details of opening arrangements at Jesmond and Haymarket Metro stations are shown on the race start map attached below. Closing times may vary depending on the operational requirements on the day.

Advice for spectators

If you are seeing friends or relatives off at the start of the race, we recommend that you then head straight to South Shields if you want to try to see them finish. Or, just choose one place to see them – at the race start, or somewhere on the route, or at the race finish.

If you are heading to the race finish…

Take the Metro from Haymarket or Monument to South Shields – there will be a train every seven and a half minutes once the race has started.

Shuttle bus services will also be running from Haymarket and Barras Bridge to the finish area.

The Shields Ferry will operate extra crossings between North Shields and South Shields and will start at 8.45am. Shuttle buses will connect North Shields Metro station and ferry landing.

Race finish – South Shields

Getting home from the race finish… Metro, the Shields Ferry and buses will be very busy due to the number of people travelling, so please expect a significant wait on the way home.

Avoid the queues by having a meal or drink in South Shields before you head home.

South Shields Metro station is about a 15 minute walk from the finish line – there will be a train every seven and a half minutes after the race.

Shuttle bus services will run to Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields.

The Shields Ferry between South Shields and North Shields will operate extra crossings and will run until 6.00pm. Shuttle buses will connect North Shields ferry landing and North Shields Tyne & Wear Metro station.

Details of the opening arrangements at Chichester Metro station are shown on the race finish map. Closing times may vary depending on the operational requirements on the day.

You can see a summary of available ticket prices here…

Great North Run Tyne and Wear Metro Ticket Prices

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Arbeia Festival

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Arbeia Festival takes place this weekend – Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August 2016, entry is free.

Arbeia Festival At Arbeia Roman Fort Baring Street South Shields NE33 2BB

Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum is located ten minutes walk from our bed and breakfast accommodation, on Baring Street in South Shields, NE33 2BB was built in around AD160 and once guarded the entrance to the River Tyne and played an essential role in the mighty Roman frontier system. Arbeia Roman Fort is located four miles east of the end of Hadrian’s Wall at South Shields and is a World Heritage Site. It was originally built to house a garrison and soon became the military supply base for the seventeen forts along Hadrian’s Wall.

Visitors to Arbeia Roman Fort this weekend can experience Mercatus Roman market, Centurian school, birds of prey, fantastic food & drink; storytelling & live music; demonstrations & activities – all for free.

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Big Kid Circus At Bents Park

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If you are staying at our bed and breakfast accommodation in South Shields this week Big Kid Circus has arrived at Bents Park. Bents Park Road, NE33 3BW – at the bottom of our street.

Big Kid Circus At Bents Park In South Shields

Big Kid Circus arrives at Bents Park on Tuesday 16th August and will be there for six days until Sunday 21st August 2016.

On Tuesday 16th August there is one performance at 7pm; on Wednesday 17th August there are two performances – at 3pm and 7pm; on Thursday 18th August there are two performances – at 3pm and 7pm; on Friday 19th August there are two performances – at 3pm and 7pm; on Saturday 20th August there are two performances – at 2pm and 5pm; on Sunday 21st August there is one performance at 3pm.

Big Kid Circus At Bents Park In South Shields

There is a discount voucher below that you can use to obtain reduced price tickets. You must present a print-out of the voucher when purchasing your tickets.

Big Kid Circus Discount Voucher

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