WallsendNorth East of England. The town is at the eastern end of Hadrian's Wall. It has been a centre of coal mining and shipbuilding.
By planeNewcastle International Airport is about 8 miles north-west of Wallsend. Taxi fares from the airport normally cost £15-20. The Tyne & Wear Metro network also connects the airport to Wallsend, although this will require a change at Monument station.
By train and Metro
By carWallsend's proximity to Newcastle means it is well served by England's road infrastructure. The A19 runs about 1.5 miles east of Wallsend, and is around 5 minutes by car from the north entrance of the Tyne Tunnel. The Tyne Tunnel is a traffic hotspot 7AM-10AM and 3PM-6PM on working days, and major delays should be expected. Or, the A1 can be used, turning off to head through Newcastle town centre onto the A1058 Coast Road (signposted Tynemouth)
By busNational Express and Megabus run coach services using Newcastle as a pick up point. These services connect Newcastle to other cities such as Edinburgh, Leeds and London.
Wallsend has bus links to Newcastle upon Tyne with frequent services departing from Wallsend Metro Interchange, High Street East and High Street West. Buses are operated by GoNorthEast and Stagecoach.
Wallsend also has a stop on the Tyne & Wear Metro Network. Trains operate on the North Tyne loop, linking Wallsend with the local towns of North Shields, Whitley Bay, Tynemouth and Gateshead, and with the major urban cities of Newcastle upon Tyne and Sunderland.
Travel times for buses and Metro from Wallsend are available from Traveline 0871 200 22 33
Taxis are cheap and plentiful in Wallsend. The nearest taxi office to the town centre is Blue Line, just off High Street East. There is a taxi rank outside the Anson public house/Forum shopping centre, although it is rarely used by taxis other than on Saturday mornings.
There are also numerous old churches located around the area.
Segedunum Roman FortThe museum has excavated remains of the foundations of a Roman fort, and a reconstruction of a Roman bath house. The visitors centre has an elevated viewing platform which affords great views over the site.
Stephenson Railway Museumaddress: Middle Engine LaneThis museum is home to a collection of locomotives from the early days of the railways (the 1826 Billy) to some early electric locomotives. The museum is on part of the old Metro test track, and so the museum will often have trains running between the museum and Percy Main Metro station.
Rising Sun Country Park, behind the ASDA on the Whitley Road, has a Visitors Centre and acres of countryside to explore, including Swallow Pond, a haven for local birds. The country park has many hides for those of you interested in getting a closer look at, or taking photographs of, the birds.
The Metrocentre (Europe's largest shopping centre) is served directly from Wallsend by bus. Also, easily reached by public transport are Newcastle upon Tyne and the Royal Quays outlet centre.
Likewise, many pubs serve bar meals.
Modern Tandooriphone: +44 191 234 2749address: 174 High Street WestAn Indian restaurant on the High Street, which is a reputable family run business, known for its quality and service.
Further afield you have hotels at Cobalt Park, Royal Quays, and on the A19 corridor. There are also the large number of hotels in nearby Newcastle upon Tyne
phone: +44 191 209 9754address: Dorset Ave.
- All the sights and sounds of Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead and Sunderland are easily accessible.
- If you are prepared to travel a bit more, the Tyne Valley and the beauty of Northumberland are easily reached by car. The Tyne Valley is able to be traversed by the Newcastle to Carlisle rail route. Durham is also around 40 minutes away by train.
- The 1/2 "Coaster" bus service, running through Wallsend on its route from Whitley Bay to Gateshead has been voted one of Britain's best bus routes to enjoy, and will allow you to visit some of the areas mentioned above.