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Great North Run 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 for the Great North Run 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 (St Mary’s Place and Percy Street) and Barras Bridge from the finish area in South Shields – see the race start map 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. 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 2017

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Great North Feast At Bents Park

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If you are staying at our bed and breakfast accommodation over the August bank holiday weekend then you may be interested in the Great North Feast that is taking place at Bents Park just down the street from us.

Great North Feast Bents Park South Shields NE33 2LD

The festival features street food, bands, food challenges, beer, kids area, producer market, chilli cook off and a VIP area.

60 of the region’s finest artisan food producers selling the best locally made food the country has to offer. A huge array of hot food producers selling the best food from around the world to eat in their huge outdoor picnic area. A licensed bar selling real ales and ciders from Wylam Brewery and others. Plus a wine and cocktail bar. Live entertainment and lots more.

The Great North Feast takes place from 10am until 6pm each day and entry is free.

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North East Vegan Festival

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The next North East Vegan Festival takes place on Sunday 3rd September 2017 at Gateshead International Stadium, Neilson Road, Gateshead, NE10 0EF.

North East Vegan Festival

Tickets to the festival cost £3 for a standard entry ticket or £15 for an VIP ticket which includes festival entry, a goodie bag and early entry to the festival at 10am.

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Great North Run Market

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If you are staying with us for this years Great North Run then you may like to visit the Great North Run Market that is being held at South Shields Market Square on Sunday 10th September 2017.

South Shields Market

The Great North Run Market takes place from 10am until 4pm at South Shields Market Place – a 15 minute walk from our bed and breakfast accommodation.

The market will feature stalls from local small businesses, artists, makers & crafters, tasty food and refreshment.

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Chinese State Circus At Newcastle Town Moor

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If you are staying at our bed and breakfast accommodation between Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 30th August 2017 then you may be interested in going to see the Chinese State Circus which will be at Newcastle upon Tyne‘s Town Moor.

Chinese State Circus At Newcastle Town Moor

Performances are twice a day at 2:30pm and 7pm. 12 noon and 3pm on Sunday.

If you are travelling to the Town Moor from our bed and breakfast accommodation the closest Metro station is West Jesmond which you can reach directly along the yellow line from our closest station South Shields.

You can take a look at the Chinese State Circus in this promo video…

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