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South Tyneside Guide – Landmarks

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Cleadon Hills Free South Tyneside Visitor Guide 2017

The Famous Five

As you’re out and about exploring all South Tyneside has to offer, don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for these five fabulous local landmarks.

Cleadon Windmill. Whether or not you buy into the ghost stories, make sure you see this 200-year-old ruined windmill as you’re exploring Cleadon Hills.

Souter Lighthouse. The first lighthouse in the world designed and built to be powered by electricity is not only a marvel of engineering – you’ll love the views from the top.

Marsden Rock. One of the most recognisable sights on this beautiful stretch of coast, this towering rock formation in Marsden Bay is home to a significant seabird colony.

The Eye. Among the most iconic of South Tyneside’s outstanding selection of public art, make sure you peer through The Eye for stunning views of the pier and the sea.

Hebburn Central. This £13 million development, which includes swimming pools, sports and dance halls, a library and cafe, has picked up national awards for its impact on the community since opening two years ago, and its architecture is truly striking.

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South Tyneside Guide – Families

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Family Favourites

South Tyneside is jam-packed with fun things to do and great places to visit. Plan your next family outing with this handy guide.

Haven Point. This state-of-the-art leisure centre on the seafront at South Shields comes complete with two pools, a sauna, a steam room, a gym, two dance studios and a cafe. Oh yeah, and there are some wicked water slides in the leisure waters area, along with a bubble spa and a water play area. Dive in.

Jarrow Hall. A fantastic new attraction where little historians can learn more about one of the North East’s most famous names: the Venerable Bede. Animal-lovers will delight in wandering around the farm, meeting pigs, goats and other animals.

Marsden Bay. At this beautiful setting, the whole family can clamber among the rock pools and watch the kittiwakes, fulmars, gulls and cormorants of one of England’s most important seabird colonies.

The Word. National Centre for the Written Word. One of South Shields’ top attractions, this new, state of-the-art venue is perfect for families – there’s even a whole floor dedicated to children. The library here is home to more than 70,000 books, StoryWorld is an immersive storytelling experience kids will love and 2017 sees the Shiver Me Timbers exhibit come sailing into South Shields, ready to take little landlubbers on a nautical adventure they’ll never forget.

Ocean Beach Pleasure Park. A classic seaside funfair full of timeless rides and high-tech attractions. Urban Wave, the only surf simulator of its kind in the country, allows your little beach dudes to try out surfing without getting wet, while the Laser Maze will test your agility to its limits. Can you get across the room without crossing the laser beam?

South Marine Park. The crowning jewel of South Shields’ seafront, South Marine Park boasts a miniature steam train, a boating lake and two play areas. In addition, there’s green space, picnic tables, a cafe and, of course, great views of the sea. Just next door, North Marine Park also offers stellar views. South Tyneside has loads more green spaces to enjoy too. Be sure to check out Cornthwaite Park at Whitburn, Drewetts Park in Jarrow and Tilesheds Nature Reserve in Boldon.

South Shields Museum and Arbeia Roman Fort. Discover the history of the area on a day out to this celebration of South Tyneside’s heritage which brings 4,000 years of history to life across two floors and is home to insects and reptiles at Creature Corner. While we’re on the subject of history, don’t forget to explore Arbeia Roman Fort — a key garrison and military supply base to other forts along Hadrian’s Wall. Learn about the area’s Roman history through re-enactments, falconry displays and gladiator battles.

The Dunes. Jump into the soft play area, get competitive in the bowling alley, get even more competitive in the arcade, then top it all off with a Sunday lunch. Find this popular entertainment venue on South Shields seafront.

The Leas. This two-mile stretch of coastal pathways, laid out along the 250 million-year-old cliffs, will lead you along the stunning shoreline from Sandhaven to Marsden Bay and Souter Lighthouse where inquisitive minds can learn about the smugglers that used to frequent the area. You’ll get some great views of the sea from your vantage point high above the waves, which also makes for a great cycling, dog-walking and kite-flying location.

South Shields’ Beaches. There are some great beaches at South Shields including both Littlehaven and Sandhaven. Water-sport enthusiasts love the shelter that the pier offers at Littlehaven, while Sandhaven is a great spot for building a sandcastle. If you’d rather keep your shoes and socks on though, why not go for a stroll along the promenade?

We All Scream for Ice Cream. There’s nothing quite like a day out with an ice cream to round it off. Fortunately, in South Tyneside, we’re pretty much spoilt for choice on spots to pick up a coneful of something creamy. Try Minchella & Co, Scoop and Bean or the Ghiaccio Ice Cream & Dessert Lounge next time you’re out and about.

The Shields Ferry. Kids love novel modes of transport, don’t they? Shun the car and jump aboard the Shields Ferry running between North and South Shields. It only takes seven minutes to cross the mighty River Tyne, but the kids will love it.

Family Events. There are plenty of events happening in South Tyneside that the whole family will enjoy. In 2017, the South Tyneside Festival’s summer concerts at Bents Park include acts such as KT Tunstall and Busted, while the Summer Parade will be entitled Once Upon a Time and take its inspiration from classic children’s stories such as Peter Pan and The Jungle Book. During the summer holidays, Kids Fun-Fest will run regularly at the Amphitheatre in South Shields and include performers, entertainers and a gunge tank!

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Planet Circus At Temple Park In South Shields

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If you are staying at our bed and breakfast accommodation in South Shields this week with children then you pay be interested in Planet Circus, an all-human circus which has arrived at Temple Park a few minutes drive from us.

Planet Circus At Bents Park In South Shields

Performance times are as follows…

Tuesday 6th June at 7pm; Wednesday 7th June at 5pm and 7:30pm; Thursday 8th June at 5pm and 7:30pm; Friday 9th June; Saturday 2pm and 5pm and Sunday 1pm and 3:30pm.

Performances last one hour forty five minutes and under twos go free sitting in their parents lap.

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South Shields Football Club Special Offer

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Congratulations to South Shields Football Club who have today won the Football Association Vase Cup at Wembley Stadium in London.

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To celebrate their win we have an exclusive online booking special offer discount code available for the next seven days.

All online reservations made on our website using special offer discount code themariners will receive a 15% discount off the cost of accommodation. This special offer discount code applies to all rooms and dates and is valid for online bookings made on our website from 18:00 today until 23:59 on Sunday 28th May 2017 only. The special offer discount code themariners must be entered at the time of booking. Applies only to new online bookings made on our website here: book online. Cannot be retrospectively applied to existing bookings.

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Marsden Grotto Re-Opens

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The Marsden Grotto South Shields NE34 7BS Entrance

The Marsden Grotto is a pub, restaurant and popular wedding venue just down the coast from us in Marsden, South Tyneside.

The Marsden Grotto re-opens this Wednesday 12th April 2017 at 10am and they begin serving food from 12 noon.

The Marsden Grotto South Shields NE34 7BS Exterior

If you are planning a visit their new menus are as follows…

Lunch Menu

Sandwiches – all served with homemade coleslaw and salad garnish (add chips £2.00)
Seaside sandwich (egg, tomato and cracked black pepper) in white or brown sliced bread
Fresh local crab mayonnaise on sliced white or brown bread
Posh fish finger sandwich with tartare sauce in a crispy baguette
“Grotto” club sandwich, Chicken and pancetta mayo with iceberg lettuce in a crispy baguette
Tuna and mozzarella melt in a crispy baguette

Light Bites
A trio of Lindisfarne oysters with lemon wedges
Mug of seafood chowder with crusty baguette
Tempura king prawns with homemade sweet chilli sauce
Smoked mackerel pate, toasted sourdough and pea shoots
Garlic mussels cooked in their own pot, great for sharing
Bucket of whitebait with garlic aioli
Bowl of crispy potato peelings with garlic mayonnaise
Spiced haggis croquettes with saffron aioli

Something bigger
Half a lobster and twice cooked chips with garlic butter and salad
6oz rump steak, twice cooked chips, coleslaw and salad
Our chefs own recipe steak mince and haggis burger in a toasted brioche bun with tomato, sliced red onion and lettuce and served with twice cooked chips and coleslaw
“Grotto” paella, king prawns, mussels, chorizo and saffron rice
Flatbread seafood wrap with garlic butter, prawns, crab, parmesan and twice cooked chips
Battered cod and twice cooked chips, minted mushy peas, tartare sauce and charred lemon
Mushroom and tarragon tagliatelle

Evening Menu served from 6pm until 9pm

To Start
Smoked mackerel pate with toasted sourdough bread and garnished with pea shoots
Tempura battered king prawns with a homemade sweet chilli dip
A trio of Lindisfarne oysters and lemon wedges
Marsden garlic mussels served in their own pot with warm crusty baguette
Our own seafood chowder served with warm crusty baguette
From “The Cave” wild mushrooms on toasted sourdough with garlic, parsley and melted mozzarella

From the Sea
Pan-fried hake supreme sitting on a mussel and saffron broth
Seabass fillets resting on sautéed new potatoes, sweet peppers, red onions and chorizo finished with a white wine and lemon dressing
“The Grotto” paella, king prawns, mussels, chorizo and saffron rice
Crab tagliatelle, prawns, mussels, lemon, chilli, garlic and parsley
Battered cod and twice cooked chips with minted mushy peas and tartare sauce

From the land
“Jack the Blasters Surf and Turf”
12oz rump steak cooked to your liking with tomato, mushroom and twice cooked chips, topped with half a lobster and garlic butter
Chefs own recipe steak and haggis burger in a toasted brioche bun with sliced red onion, tomato, and lettuce and served with coleslaw and twice cooked chips
Mushroom and tarragon tagliatelle finished with Parmesan and rocket (Vegetarian)
Goat’s cheese and red onion marmalade frittata with a fresh green salad(Vegetarian)

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