Rich in natural beauty and heritage, North Tyneside is made up of many towns and villages each with their own distinct character. It offers the best of both worlds with charming seaside resorts or suburban commuter towns close to the key urban centres.
Tynemouth with its sandy beaches and elegant Georgian architecture is one of the most sought after locations. Nearby is the vibrant resort town of Whitley Bay, bustling North Shields or Cullercoats with its picturesque natural harbour. Further inland, Holystone and Monkseaton are very popular while affordable Wallsend is just five stops from central Newcastle on the Metro.
Significant investment has transformed North Tyneside into the fastest growing enterprise culture in the North East, moving from traditional manufacturing towards a service and knowledge based economy.
"It offers the best of both worlds with charming seaside resorts or suburban commuter towns close to the key urban centres."
North Tyneside has a high number of industrial estates such as Cobalt Business Park off the A19 near Shiremoor, which houses businesses like Orange, Newcastle Building Society and Proctor & Gamble. When completed it will be the UK’s largest office park.
There are 14 Metro stations across North Tyneside, linking the area directly with Newcastle and Gateshead, including the Victorian station at Tynemouth where you can pick up a bargain at the famous Sunday morning market. Crossing the river is easy via the Tyne Tunnel or Shields Ferry, and the Port of Tyne at North Shields offers a gateway to the Baltics and Scandinavia.
The borough also boasts the North East’s best GCSE results and private schooling is available at King’s School, Tynemouth. Comprehensive, further and higher education is provided by Tyne Met College at Wallsend and North Shields.
Leisure time in North Tyneside can be spent in so many ways. Tynemouth Longsands is a haven for watersports and you can’t beat Wet ‘n’ Wild in North Shields, the UK’s largest water park.
Music festivals and open-air theatre performances are often staged within the spectacular remains of Tynemouth Priory & Castle, and there are many annual treats such as the much-loved Victorian Christmas Market or the Summer kite festival.