Browse Tag by Newcastle upon Tyne

Posts on our bed and breakfast accommodation blog about Newcastle upon Tyne in North East England.

Events, Leaflets & Guidebooks, Public Transport

Great North Run Travel Guide

Home > Tyne & Wear > South Shields > Great North Run

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

For more posts about the Great North Run on our blog click here: Great North Run.

Read more on our blog about...

Bedrooms   Breakfast Menu

Reviews   Special Offers

See Rates, Availability & Book Online

Last online reservation received: Tuesday 12th December 2017, 04:11. Country: United Kingdom

Events

Chinese State Circus At Newcastle Town Moor

Home > Tyne & Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne > Town Moor

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…

For more Newcastle upon Tyne related posts on our blog click here: Newcastle upon Tyne.

Read more on our blog about...

Bedrooms   Breakfast Menu

Reviews   Special Offers

See Rates, Availability & Book Online

Last online reservation received: Tuesday 12th December 2017, 04:11. Country: United Kingdom

Events

Ed Sheeran At St James’ Park

Home > Tyne & Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne > St James’ Park

Singer songwriter Ed Sheeran is set to play Newcastle upon Tyne‘s St James’ Park on Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June 2018.

Ed Sheeran St James' Park Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 4ST June 2018

St James’ Park is just 20 minutes from our bed and breakfast accommodation by Tyne and Wear Metro.

Demand for hotel rooms is always high for popular concerts so we advise booking your room(s) as early as possible to avoid disappointment. At the time of writing we still have availability for all three of Ed Sheeran’s June 2018 concert dates.

If you have tickets for any of the above concerts and need accommodation for your visit to St James’ Park in Newcastle upon Tyne you can book your accommodation online with us here: online booking.

Read more on our blog about...

Bedrooms   Breakfast Menu

Reviews   Special Offers

See Rates, Availability & Book Online

Last online reservation received: Tuesday 12th December 2017, 04:11. Country: United Kingdom

Discounts & Special Offers, Events

The Hoppings 2017

Home > Tyne & Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne > Town Moor

The Hoppings is an annual travelling funfair held on the Town Moor in Newcastle upon Tyne, during the last week in June. It is one of Europe’s largest travelling funfairs with over 300 rides and attractions.

The Hoppings Newcastle upon Tyne Town Moor

The Hoppings starts this Friday 16th June until Friday 24th June 2017.

If you are travelling to The Hoppings 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.

If you are driving to The Hoppings there is on-site car parking for £3 per day. Sat-Nav post code NE3 4YD.

Each ride at The Hoppings is individually priced but you can use the discount vouchers below to save 50p off the ride price.

The Hoppings 2017 Newcastle upon Tyne Town Moor Discount Vouchers

You can take a look at what The Hoppings has to offer in these videos…

Also on display for the first weekend (17th and 18th June) is the Newcastle Military Show. More information is below…

Newcastle Military Show 2017 The Hoppings Newcastle upon Tyne Town Moor

For more Newcastle upon Tyne related posts on our blog click here: Newcastle upon Tyne.

For more local discounts and special offers on our blog click here: Local Discounts and Special Offers.

Read more on our blog about...

Bedrooms   Breakfast Menu

Reviews   Special Offers

See Rates, Availability & Book Online

Last online reservation received: Tuesday 12th December 2017, 04:11. Country: United Kingdom

Events

Medieval Mischief At Newcastle Castle

Home > Tyne & Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne

If you are staying at our bed and breakfast accommodation next weekend then you may be interested in Medieval Mischief at Newcastle Castle.

Medieval Mischief At Newcastle Castle 2017

Medieval Mischief includes…

Stalls at both the Castle Keep and the Black Gate including heritage crafts and local produce.

Something for all ages, look out for reenactors in costume.

This years event includes…
Northumberland Lace Makers
Greenwood Turning Demonstrations and talks
Wandering Minstral and Buffoon
Birds of Prey
Professor Fiddlesticks Balloon Modelling
Unicycling
Handcrafted goods and heritage crafts
Refreshments, food stalls and street food
Dawn of Chivalry – show and tell, dressing of the knight
Sir David & Sir Jez doing battle
Stocks & Pillory
Childrens archery
Local charities
Face-painting and sand art

You can take a look around the Newcastle upon Tyne’s Castle Keep on this video…

Read more on our blog about...

Bedrooms   Breakfast Menu

Reviews   Special Offers

See Rates, Availability & Book Online

Last online reservation received: Tuesday 12th December 2017, 04:11. Country: United Kingdom