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Days Out Attractions & Buildings


tynemth-mrkt.jpg This smallish seaside town is full of charm and character and it is well worth paying a visit on weekends when a very popular market is held in the Metro station. Up for grabs are antiques, books, plants, cakes, clothes and records: in fact anything and everything. The most famous aspects of the town however are Tynemouth Priory and Castle, both of which are steeped in the history of religion and war. For activities with kid-appeal the Blue Reef Aquarium is a winner. Enjoy close encounters with graceful sharks and rays and stroll among the colourful inhabitants of coral reef in a spectacular underwater tunnel. Over 30 naturally-themed undersea habitats are home to an amazing variety of aquatic life. After all that sightseeing you may be in need of refreshment so head to Marshall’s fish and chip shop for the crispiest batter and the flakiest cod in miles.