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Great trip from North Shields to South Shields to visit The Word - museum of the written word

If you’ve got an all zone metro ticket or an annual pass this is included in your ticket. Try and... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
Cheese C
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Great North Run

Used ferry to get back to North Sields after the Great North Run. Queues were well managed and... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2018
Seaton Delaval, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

If you’ve got an all zone metro ticket or an annual pass this is included in your ticket. Try and pick a nice day - to make the most of the amazing view of the mouth of the Tyne.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Cheese C
Reviewed 9 December 2018

Used ferry to get back to North Sields after the Great North Run. Queues were well managed and organised.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Paul210156
Reviewed 12 November 2018

A quick way to go from South shields to North shields. Its a comfortable ride with lots of room. You can sit on the top deck but its warmer inside. Not too expensive to cross and takes about 15 minutes.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Beatrice-TA
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This is just a ferry service do not expect an on board cafe you can either go on upper deck or stay in the lower part of the boat the choice is yours. But I found being outdoor on the top deck a bit less...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barry h
Reviewed 18 September 2018

lol bed down here for a number of years and made my first trip on the ferry 2 weeks ago. Good quick journey road no every 30 mins

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ronnymos
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Enjoy a nice day out, catch the ferry across the river from South Shields to North Shields (leaving quarter to the hour and quarter past the hour from South Shields and on the hour and half hour from North Shields) and explore the variety of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank I2475CKpeterb
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

On time and the ferry was clean. I just wish the trip took longer. Hmm..I don't think regular commuters would agree with me though.:)

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Susan J
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Efficient service running every 30 minutes from early morning . Ideal for cyclists and wheelchair users as it’s very spacious . Reasonably priced and offers great views of the Tyne

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

The ferry terminals on both sides of the water have indoor seating and are spacious. The ferry is accessible for wheelchairs, pushchairs, bikes etc... and has a large seating area in the centre of the ferry. You can also sit upstairs in the open air....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 11 August 2018

This ferry crossing takes only a little time but it offers you some great views over the Tyne. This crossing is included in your public transport pass when you buy a day saver. I would strongly reccomend to do a crossing.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Huurman1968
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17 January 2019|
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Response from Barry h | Reviewed this property |
There is but you have to walk or get a bus depending on your preference to north shields, But there is a cafe nearest to the hill you have to walk up called the cottage kitchen That is the nearest one. But once at north... More
25 August 2018|
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Response from thecaptain101 | Reviewed this property |
Taxi is best, steep hill and a 20 minute walk otherwise. Not sure how often the busses work on Sunday's. Probably around a fiver in a cab.