The Prestige Hotel
Travel Blogs from South Shields
Dave may have been underwhelmed by the fort Segedunum, but what makes the few remaining visible ruins so extraordinary is the surrounding industrial landscape, especially the shipyards. It's a wonder anything survived the intervening 1500 years at all!
Having been disconcerted by the lovely blue skies and warm day when we arrived, today has been overcast and drizzly. A true monochrome English day which has restored our faith in the English weather...
Ferry is definitely the way to go to Europe (saves that long drive South plus cost of fuel) providing you can go out of season and early in the week (price doubles nearer Friday)
Very relaxed at both ends, Wait in the queue, have a sandwich lunch and tea in the van and be guided in by ...
... was really good and didn't demand to go on the rides so I let him go on a couple. He didn't look that impressed when he was on them but he said they were brilliant so he enjoyed himself. There was a little pony and trap there that he could have gone on but he said he didn't like horses, which is fair enough. They're not for everyone. We walked towards the castle and found my sister's perfect shop. It sold buttons and ribbons and other nive things so Edward and ...
... I did learn thst Steve regularly sings this song to get Emma and Edward out of the house so Edward knew yhe words (although he doesn't do the dance which is disappointing). All in all it took about 6 hours to drive up which is a long drive. But we did see a big power plant and a slagheap so we knew we were proper opp north. In addition I knew when I went to the supermarket and the checkout bloke said "champion" to me. When we were about to arrive at the cottage Emma ...
We managed to get to Newcastle in good time after a reasonably late start. Mandy came to visit and we popped to the Skiff pub close by to have a drink and a catch up. Lovely to see her but not a lot to catch up on really. David and Caitlin arrived around 6pm so ...
Other places to stay in South Shields
River Drive, Littlehaven, South Shields | Hotelfrom $110
2 Hobsons Way, South Shields | Hotelfrom $83
Sea Road, South Shields | 3 star hotelfrom $105
5 Westoe Village, South Shields | 2 star hotelfrom $68
21 Westoe Road, South Shields | Hotelfrom $58
Barrington Street, South Shields | 3 star hotelfrom $64