South Shields


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Postcode: NE33 | code search
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The Sir William Fox Hotel
"Was and my partner stayed in the double deluxe room for 2 nights, there was no plug near a mirror so we had to pull the bed out to ..." More

Lizard Lane Caravan & Camping Site
"The toilet/shower block was very good - otherwise, the question is bomb-site or builders' site? The site was grossly overbooked, with only about six feet between units at weekends; due ..." More

Lizard Lane Caravan & Camping Site
"About to book again...cant understand comment about warden.. from previous commentee. He was lovely and couldnt have been more helpful we were novices at caravaning, he helped us set up ..." More

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"Marsden Grotto is the most stunning pub to have lunch or a drink with friends. Built on a sandy beach with ancient rock formations, caves and rock pools, the back ..." More

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Strategically situated on the south bank of the Tyne Estuary, South Shields became famous for shipyards, coalmines, saltpans and glassmaking, all of which achieved major importance until the last shipyard closed in 1984, the last pit in 1991, when it had the highest unemployment rate in mainland Britain. A fierce Celtic tribe, Brigantes, were the earliest inhabitants of the town, which they named Caer Urfa meaning ‘fortified place’. On the Lawe Top, overlooking the Tyne, stands a large Roman fort, Arbeia, founded around 120AD containing the only permanent granaries yet found in Britain. Long associated with a community of Yemeni merchant seamen, referenced by the colloquial term ‘sandancer’, Arbeia means ‘fort of Arab troops’. King Oswald often visited due to the strong fort and strategic military position, his son Oswin, born in South Shields and granted 15 acres of land on which, in 647AD a nunnery was built at St.Aidan’s request but which was later burned to the ground by Danish raiders. The Vikings’ influence on the culture and language of the town can still be identified to this day. Home to the first electrically-powered lighthouse and the first self-righting lifeboat, South Shields’ extensive beaches stretch for miles, along the Leas to Marsden Bay, now protected by the National Trust and home to one of the country’s largest seabird colonies.


A S Accountancy Services Ltd
Beach Accountants
David Pickering of Independent Financial Advisory Services


Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum
Leas and Marsden Rock
Ocean Beach Pleasure Park
Pier Amusements Centre
Sandhaven Beach
Souter Point Lighthouse
South Shields Museum and Art Gallery


Annie's Guest House *book online*
Athol House *book online*
Athol House *book online*
Once upon a Tyne *book online*
Premier Inn South Shields *book online*
Prestige Hotel *book online*


Lizard Lane Caravan & Camping Site
Sandhaven Caravan & Camping Park

Care Home

Chichester Court Care Home

Grosvenor Lodge
Harton Grange Care Home


Yoga - Patricia Uttridge


Opus & Escape


South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council


Dr B Donoghue & Associate
Mr DJ White & Partners
Mr M J Gill & Associates


Central Surgery
Dr Muchall & Partners
Dr Perrins & Partners
Dr Sandbach & Partners
Riverside Practice

Estate Agent

Andrew McLean
Colin Lilley
Park Estates
Pattinson Keith Ltd
Reliance Property Services

Wheldon Houlsby & Scott

Golf Club

South Shields Golf Club
Whitburn Golf Club

Health and Fitness Club

Olympic Fitness Centre
SpringHealth Leisure Club


South Shields Market

Performing Arts

Kings Dance Academy

Pub and Bar

Bee Hive Inn
Dolly Peel
General Havelock
New Ship
The Alum Ale House


St Vincent Self Catering Holiday Flat


Hannay & Hannay
Thompsons Solicitors


Bridgeway Taxis

Dial A Cab
Marsden Taxis
Station Taxis
Westoe Taxis
Whitburn Taxis


The Customs House


Blythman & Partners

Sports Clubs

South Shields Cleadon (Amateur Football)
Westoe Rugby Football Club (Rugby Union)


Haswell's Pets & Gardens
Nook Pet & Gardens Supplies
Chichester Pet Stores
Hogg Chemists Ltd
S Walton
James Hedley

Blush Dance
Elegant Fashions
Village Photography
River Island


North East Militaria & Surplus


South Shields Quasar(Adventure)
Dunes Bowl(Bowling)

Places to Stay near South Shields

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Once upon a Tyne (0.09 miles)

Once upon a Tyne

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Set in the heart of South Shields, this dynamic hotel offers comfort, mod cons and a range of sporting activities. A short walk the beaches and at the centre of the North ... More

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Seabreeze Guesthouse (0.18 miles)

Seabreeze Guesthouse

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Seabreeze Guest House offers friendly, clean and comfortable accomodation in South Shields. This non-smoking guest house overlooks Ocean Road and offers many comforts and facilities, there is ample free public ... More

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Elmswood Guest House (0.18 miles)

Elmswood Guest House
At the Elmswood guest house we offer quality accommodation for guests to enjoy whether it be for a rest after a hard days work or a seaside escape.All of our rooms are equipped with freeview ... More | visit website
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Annie's Guest House (0.21 miles)

Annie's Guest House is a family-run Bed & Breakfast in the heart of South Shields, Tyne & Wear.

Annie's is just a few minutes walk from local recreation parks and beaches - and a ... More | visit website
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Forest Guest House (0.23 miles)

Forest Guest House
Welcome to the Forest Guest House, The Highest Rated Guest House in South Shields having 4 Stars with both the AA & Tourist Board. The Forest Guest House is warm and friendly with emphasis on ... More | visit website
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Athol House (0.27 miles)

Athol House

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This homely guest house is situated in the coastal town of South Shields in Tyne and Wear, which boasts 6 miles of coastline and a beautiful pier at the mouth of ... More

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Athol House (0.27 miles)

Athol House
Athol House is a recently refurbished modern guest house in South Shields Town centre. Each of the ten bedrooms feature digital TV, fridge and a hospitality tray.

We offer a friendly service and a ... More | visit website
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Douglas Vaults Hotel (0.29 miles)

Douglas Vaults Hotel

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Enjoy a relaxing stay in the comfort of our stylish hotel rooms overlooking the market square. There is no hotel newer or closer to the town centre we are literally ... More

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Britannia Guesthouse (0.36 miles)

Britannia Guesthouse
The Britannia guest house is situated in the quiet residential area, but still in the town centre and only a 5 min walk to the Tyne ferry, customs house, bars, restaurants, beaches, parks and Metro ... More | visit website
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Best Western Sea Hotel (0.52 miles)

Best Western Sea Hotel

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Ideally placed for Sunderland and Tyneside, the Sea Hotel is within easy reach of the A1 and A19.

The hotel offers free wireless Wi-Fi access, bars refurbished in 2006, bedrooms redecorated in ... More

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