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North East Days out using Public Transport



A topic of conversation that always comes up is will I write a public transport post. I have been meaning to do one for a while now, whilst I am resting my knee (long story) I thought I would tackle this topic. Obviously there's loads of places you could go, travelling by public transport but I have tried to keep it to full days out ideas and most are budget friendly.


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Ideas

Sunderland

Sunderland has a great rail connection and most attractions are accessible by either Bus, Train or Metro. The city centre attractions are all a very short walk away from either the train station or bus station.

City Centre

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

National Glass Centre

Sunderland Bowl

Harrys Game Shack

Sunderland city AR trail

A bit further By Bus

Washington Old Hall

Services to Washington Galleries from Newcastle and County Durham (4, X1 X1A, 1.2 mile/2km/25 min walk) and to Washington village from Gateshead (81, 82, 82A, 83 nearest stop Village Lane, 2 min walk)


WWT Washington

The centre is served daily by buses to the Waterview Park government building and is just a short walk down the lane. 81, 82, 83, 939


Roker/Seaburn

Head to the beach and enjoy some fantastic coastline to enjoy, arcades and lots of lovely eateries. Stagecoach services E1, E2 and E6 all serve the seafront from both Sunderland City Centre and South Shields.


Sunderland Training and Educational Farm

The best service to use is Stagecoach 10, 11 from Sunderland city centre




Newcastle

Newcastle has a great rail connection and most attractions are accessible by either Bus, Train or Metro.


Hancock museum

Just a short walk away from Haymarket station.


Discovery Museum

Just a 2 minute walk from Central Station


Centre for Life

Right next door to Central Station


Segedunum

A 3 minute walk from Wallsend metro station, Stagecoach service 22


Seven Stories

From Central Station (Clayton Street) Newcastle - Bus number 22 stops at the Tanner's Arms and walk down Crawhall Road, then Stepney Bank to Lime Street.

From Monument (Blackett Street) Newcastle – Bus numbers 39 and 40, 12, 62 and 63 onto New Bridge Street. Stop is opposite St Dominic's Church.

The Quaylink Q3




Durham

Durham Cathedral

Just a short walk away from the bus station. Cathedral bus service also available.


Botanic Gardens

Upon arriving at Durham Bus Station take the Arriva No 6 Bishop Auckland service.


Oriental Museum

From Durham Bus Station, catch the 6 or 6a to Bishop Auckland and get off at the stop for the Botanic Garden.


Crook Hall NT

Cathedral Bus 40a stops at Freeman's Place coach park, a 6 minute walk to Crook Hall Gardens via Framwellgate Waterside.


Beamish

Service 28 offers a bus service from Newcastle City Centre, Gateshead, Birtley, Ouston and Chester-le-Street. Service 29 operates a service between Newcastle, Gateshead, Kibblesworth, Ouston, Beamish, Grange Villa, Pelton Fell and Chester-le-Street.

Service 8 runs between Stanley and Sunderland.


Locomotion

Regular bus services run from Bishop Auckland and Darlington. Arriva number 1 (from Darlington) and number 5. Just a three-minute walk from Shildon railway station, served by Northern Rail trains from Darlington and Bishop Auckland.




Middlesbrough

The Dorman Museum

Arriva service 63 from Middlesbrough to Redcar stops outside the museum


Albert Park

Fantastic play area, picnic spot also has a roller rink

Located right next door to The Dorman Museum


RSPB Saltholme

The nearest bus stop is outside the entrance to Saltholme, on the Seaton Carew Rd. The Number 1 stops here and is run by Stagecoach in Hartlepool.


Ormesby Hall NT

Services from Middlesbrough: 63 / 28


Newham Grange Farm

The Stagecoach number 10 bus runs between Middlesbrough bus station and Coulby Newham, and stops close to the farm. The stop name is Grange Farm. The journey is around 25 minutes, with a further 5 minute walk from the bus stop to the farm.



North Tyneside

Tynemouth Priory

Arriva Northumbria service 306


Tynemouth Aquarium

Getting the Metro, get off at the Cullercoats stop and it’s just a short 10-minute walk along the seafront. By bus from Gateshead to the coast. It is service number 1 and it stops off just by the aquarium. Alternatively the Arriva 306 from Newcastle city centre also stops nearby.


St Marys Lighthouse

308 and 309 Blyth buses travels every 15 minutes from here. Get off at Whitley Bay Cemetery for the island.


Seaton Delaval Hall NT

Arriva service X7 from Newcastle Haymarket Bus Station to Blyth every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday and hourly on Sundays, stopping at Seaton Delaval Hall

Arriva service 308 from Haymarket Bus Station to Blyth, stops approximately half a mile away in Seaton Sluice.

Go North East service 309 from Haymarket Bus Station to Blyth stops approximately half a mile away in Seaton Sluice.



South Tyneside

Jarrow Hall

Go North East bus number 27, it is also a 10 minute walk from Jarrow Metro station.


South Shields Museum, The Dunes, Ocean Beach Pleasure Park, The Word and Arbeia Roman Fort

All of these great attractions are just a short walk from the metro station




Stockton

Preston Park Museum & Grounds &
Butterfly World

It is about a 12 minute walk from Eaglescliffe Railway Station. Arriva service 7 from Stockton or Yarm stops at the main entrance.


Northumberland

Bamburgh Castle

Arriva X18 from Newcastle


Belsay Hall

The X75 bus is back and will be a free bus service for 2023 for visitors to Wallington and Belsay. This service runs Saturdays only and departs from Haymarket bus station.


Bolam Lake

Get the X75 from Newcastle


Cragside Hall NT

The X14 Arriva service from Newcastle to Thropton


Wallington NT

The X75 bus is back and will be a free bus service for 2023 for visitors to Wallington and Belsay. This service runs Saturdays only and departs from Haymarket bus station.




Feel free to add your own favourite Public Transport days out to our group which you can find HERE


If you have a family friendly event that you would like us to include in our guides please click HERE

For more great ideas, check us out on Facebook, Instagram or twitter

You can also advertise your business every Friday for free in our very popular Facebook Group. HERE You can also leave a review of your own days out.


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