Tynemouth and its surrounding areas have so much to offer to the general public ensuring that youre never bored. Longsands Lodge is situated close to local amenities enabling you to visit a variety of different places with ease.
Tynemouth is home to a fantastic village that has an abundance of shops, restaurants and bars. Tynemouth Priory is only a short walk from the lodge, a historical castle that overlooks the North Sea and the river Tyne. It stands majestically on the cliff side and offers sensational views for all to enjoy. Learn and discover the history of the priory from its beginnings as an Anglo Saxon settlement up until its days as a coastal defence.
Below the priory is King Edwards Bay, a small and sheltered beach that is popular with families. Host to a beach party each year and also home to the very popular Rileys Fish Shack. The shack is a semi portable fish bar and grill that serves local and seasonal fish and seafood. Overlooking the beach the shack provides the perfect setting to enjoy some quality food and drink. As well as this there is also Longsands Beach, a one mile stretch of golden sand, the Blue Reef Aquarium and Tynemouth Park & Boating Lake.
If looking to go further afield than Tynemouth you could continue along the coast to either Cullercoats or Whitley Bay. Both have fantastic beaches and local facilities for people of all ages to enjoy. Whitley Bays monumental Spanish City Dome is a popular attraction and further along is St Marys Lighthouse where you can often see seals on the rocks. The town centre has a variety of shops and restaurants, a small cinema and a Pirate Escape Room.
Newcastle City Centre is only a short drive from Longsands Lodge or a short trip on the local Metro System. It is a thriving city that is full of history, entertainment, architecture and fascinating views. Much of Newcastle still has a medieval street layout, particularly on the riverside where narrow alleyways and steep stairways that can only be accessed by foot exist.
Popular attractions within Newcastle include the quayside where a range of bars and restaurants can be located. Magnificent bridges can be seen up and down the river including the iconic Tyne Bridge and the Millennium Eye Bridge. Across the water in Gateshead is the Sage, an international home for music and musical discovery.
Right in the heart of Newcastle is the Theatre Royal, a grade 1 listed building that has seen many great names in English Stage pass through its doors. Just a short walk from the theatre is Greys Monument, a shrine to Charles Earl Grey for the passing of the Great Reform Act of 1832. The monument is a 130 foot high column topped with a statue of Lord Grey himself, looking down Grey Street. This internationally acclaimed Georgian Crescent is considered by architects to be the finest worldwide example of Georgian Architecture. Tickets are occasionally available for climbing to the top of the monument where views all across Newcastle can be seen.
Other attractions in Newcastle include the Life Centre, the Ouesburn, Chinatown, the Science Museum and the Great North Museum.