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Spanish City - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Spanish City, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG, UK

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About Spanish City

Spanish City is a very impressive domed building which dominates the landscape of Whitley Bay Seafront and promenade. Erected as a smaller version of Blackpool's Pleasure Beach, it opened in 1910 as a concert hall, restaurant, roof garden and tearoom. A ballroom was added in 1920 and later a permanent funfair. There are towers on either side of the entrance, each of which carries a half-life-size female bacchanalian figure in copper, one holding cymbals, the other a tambourine.

Attractions Near Spanish City

Whitley Bay Beach
Whitley Bay Beach0.17km from Spanish City

Whitley Bay is a Sandy beach located near Whitley Bay in Tyne and Wear. It is a popular place for recreation and is regularly used by walkers. The promenade and The Links have wonderful walks with the beach as a magnificent backdrop. Its southern stretch has Blue Flag status while at the northern end is St Mary's Island, a visitor centre and nature reserve.

Waves Leisure Centre
Waves Leisure Centre0.64km from Spanish City

Wave Leisure Trust is a charitable not-for-profit Trust working to inspire active lifestyles through providing high quality, affordable and accessible health and fitness facilities and activities for our community. They offer you an extensive range of aquatic and leisure facilities, including a total of seven swimming pools. Melton Waves aquatic facilities include a 50-metre outdoor swimming pool and 25-metre indoor swimming pool, a spa, toddler pool and warm water swimming pool used for swimmi

Tynemouth Aquarium
Tynemouth Aquarium2.47km from Spanish City

Tynemouth Aquarium is an aquarium situated on Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth, England. Over 40 living displays are home to various species from tropical sharks and lobsters or seahorses and tropical fish. At the Aquarium’s heart is a large ocean tank where an underwater walkthrough tunnel offers close encounters with the tropical coral reef fish.

Long Sands Beach
Long Sands Beach2.54km from Spanish City

A beautiful sandy beach which offers a range of activities, including surfing and swimming. In summer it is one of the most popular spots on the North East coast. People come from far and wide to build sand castles, sunbathe or splash about in the clean waters. One of the iconic location for a sunbath and also for so many other leisure activities too.

St Mary's Island
St Mary's Island2.68km from Spanish City

St Mary’s Island is a tidal island located off Curry's Point to the north of Whitley Bay, accessed by a causeway at low tide. During medieval times it was known as Bate's Island and was occupied by a small chapel dedicated to St. Helen, which burned a lamp to warn mariners of the rocks. The main feature of the island is St. Mary's Lighthouse which was built in 1898.

Tynemouth Park
Tynemouth Park2.69km from Spanish City

Situated adjacent to Tynemouth’s award winning Longsands beach, the park provides the perfect stop-off point for visitors to the coast. There was a Clock Tower Café, providing super home cooking, snacks and refreshments; Lost World Adventure Golf for that fun round of mini-golf and The Boating Lake, where you can hire a Pedalo. There’s even a playpark for the little ones.

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Tyne and Wear is a metropolitan county in North East England. The county is bordered to the north by Northumberland, to the south by County Durham and to the east of the county lies the North Sea. It is the smallest county in North East England by area, but by far the largest in terms of population.