The Prestige Hotel
Travel Blogs from South Shields
Today we went to the Metrocentre which is the biggest shopping centre in all of Europe. After that we went to the Scotland vs Samoa game with my Scottish cousin Nick, and Leaine and Frank came too and I was supporting Scotland and they won 36 to 33.
Then when the game ...
Today we drove to Newcastle and went to see Hadrian's wall at Wallsend because that was where the wall started. It was the site of a Roman fort called Segendunum and I got a Roman coin with Hadrian on it.
... Bay - about 15km out of the city centre. We had a 3 bed room with an awesome sea view. A bit different to the places we were used to! We dropped our stuff off, got some fish and chips, smashed a couple of Carlsberg's and caught the train in to town to join the party. There were all blacks fans everywhere in town. Even noticed quite a few Scots with all blacks tops on. Smashed a couple of beers at one pub then we went to meet Darryn's mates at ...
Or something like that was being cheered loudly at st James park, where the Springboks were playing Scotland. Ok maybe it was just "Bokka Bokka!" Being chanted by the boisterous South Africa fans. A pretty crazy day as I got a message from Keith about 1130 the night before letting me know he had an extra ticket to the South Africa-Scotland match being played in Newcastle. I let him know yes and then after spending 30 minutes on the phone in ...
Drove about 40 miles (70k) to this castle. It was commenced in the 1300's and moved into by a family in early 1400's. It had an extension / remodel about 400 yeas ago. The original owners were caught out ripping off the government so a few of them had their heads removed. A while later another family purchased it and still have it. Wasn't allowed to take pics inside because they still live in it. By the time we got back it was too late for anything ...
Other places to stay in South Shields
River Drive, Littlehaven, South Shields | Hotelfrom $131
2 Hobsons Way, Newcastle Road, South Shields | Hotelfrom $97
Sea Road, South Shields | 3 star hotelfrom $122
5 Westoe Village, South Shields | 2 star hotelfrom $86
21 Westoe Road, South Shields | Hotelfrom $90
Barrington Street, South Shields | 3 star hotelfrom $68