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Tynemouth Aquarium - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Grand Parade, Tynemouth, North Shields NE30 4JF, UK


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About Tynemouth Aquarium

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.

Attractions Near Tynemouth Aquarium

Long Sands Beach
Long Sands Beach0.19km from Tynemouth Aquarium

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.

Tynemouth Park
Tynemouth Park0.24km from Tynemouth Aquarium

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.

King Edward's Bay
King Edward's Bay1.15km from Tynemouth Aquarium

King Edwards Bay is a small sandy bay enclosed by cliffs and grassy banks and as such is an excellent environment for family use. The beach is at the foot of Tynemouth Priory and Castle, a historic site run by English Heritage. It is a perfect place to sit and relax on a hot summer day. With all of Tynemouth's cafes and shops right on the beaches doorstep it really is ideal for families.

Northumberland Park
Northumberland Park1.27km from Tynemouth Aquarium

Northumberland Park is a sheltered Dene formed by the Pow Burn as it flows from its source near Preston Village and runs down to enter the River Tyne at the Fish Quay. It is situated between two conservation areas - Tynemouth Village and North Shields Fish Quay which have recently been incorporated within the Tynemouth Conservation area. The park is bordered by King Edward Road to the north and Tynemouth Road to the south on which are situated the main entrances.

Tynemouth Priory and Castle
Tynemouth Priory and Castle1.37km from Tynemouth Aquarium

Tynemouth Castle is located on a rocky headland , overlooking Tynemouth Pier. The moated castle-towers, gatehouse and keep are combined with the ruins of the Benedictine priory where early kings of Northumbria were buried. The coat of arms of the town of Tynemouth still includes three crowns commemorating the tradition that the Priory had been the burial place for three kings.

Collingwood Monument
Collingwood Monument1.58km from Tynemouth Aquarium

The Collingwood Monument is a Grade II* listed monument in Tynemouth, England, dedicated to Vice Admiral Lord Cuthbert Collingwood. A Napoleonic-era admiral noted for being second-in-command to Admiral Lord Nelson during the Battle of Trafalgar, Collingwood is sometimes referred to as the forgotten hero of Trafalgar. The position of the monument marks Collingwood's family connection with North Shields and allows the statue to be seen from the sea and the river

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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.