Local Landmarks & Attractions

Local Landmarks & Attractions

Part of the success of The Handbook is the genuine love and passion for the area in which we are based. We regularly like to visit our local landmarks and attractions and share our experiences with you. Have your own story about one of our landmarks? Get in contact and let us know.

‘Tyne’ Lifeboat and Canopy

South Shields Lifeboat
The Lifeboat, located at the start of the Pier Parade in South Shields the world’s second oldest lifeboat in existence. It shows a beautiful example of the North East’s history with the sea. The local landmark ...
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The Customs House

When looking at some of the most prestigious and historic buildings in South Shields, the Customs House has to be one of them. This magnificent building situated at the Mill Dam overlooking the River Tyne ...
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Cleadon Mill

Shrouded in an air of mystery, on the highest part of Cleadon Hills, proudly sits one of our most prominent local landmarks. Built almost 200 years ago Cleadon Mill was one of over a hundred ...
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Cleadon Water Tower

Dominating the skyline of Cleadon Hills along with Cleadon Windmill is the impressive and rather imposing Cleadon Water Tower. Little has changed with this view in the last 150 years and Cleadon Windmill can be ...
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Marsden Lime Kilns

Travelling along the coast road from South Shields to Whitburn or vice versa it’s impossible to miss the huge brick construction built out from the hillside opposite Souter Lighthouse, but what exactly is it? Well ...
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The Old Town Hall and Market Place

It’s hard to believe that the small building dominating the market square was once the meeting place for the top officials of the town. Trying to imagine what South Shields would have looked like when ...
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Souter Lighthouse

In the mid nineteenth century the North Sea was a treacherous place. Heavy industry and a rising population saw coastal traffic expand rapidly as ships delivered goods all over the world. Getting in and out ...
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The Groyne

Groyne
How many people whilst having a cup of tea at the Littlehaven Hotel will have cast their eye over the Groyne Lighthouse and whilst not paying it too much attention will have thought it looks ...
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Marsden Rock & Grotto

Marsden Rock
Standing on Marsden Beach you can’t help but feel moved by the general surroundings. The jaggedness of the cliff face against the golden sands and the strange combination of pillars which seem to rise up ...
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