Business If you love the amenities of the big town but like escaping even more, South Shields represents the ideal choice. Being situated just five miles from the metropolis of Newcastle gives residents the chance to hit the city’s exciting night life, bustling businesses and plentiful shopping experiences, yet return at the end of the day to this attractive seaside town. For those who have no urge to follow the River Tyne to Big Sister Ville, South Shields gives every reason to stay. The shopping centre offers all the main name stores and King Street is pedestrianised for shoppers’ safety and enjoyment. The town also has its own cinemas and theatres and an abundance of pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as a popular open air market several times a week. Living In South Shields is like being on holiday all year round. With the decline of the coal mining and ship building industries, residents tend to work in the nearby city or within the numerous service industries that have sprouted around South Shields. One of the thriving economies is now tourism, as visitors and residents alike adore this small seaside town. Situated on the banks of the River Tyne on the coast, it boasts miles of sea frontage and riverside, offering more or less untouched beaches. Sandhaven Beach is backed up by a range of dunes and Littlehaven Beach offers excellent watersports and beautiful views across the estuary. With a traditional Amusement Park, home to a range of fairground attractions, families return year in, year out. The town sits on the gentle slopes of Cleadon Hills, on top of which sits the distinctive Victorian Water Pump and an old windmill, both of which make good landmarks from out to sea. The coastline itself is dramatic in parts with its stretch of Magnesium Limestone cliffs. The National Trust owns the land on tops, known as the Leas and covering a large stretch of grassland and Marsden Bay is home to Marsden Rock and its large colony of seabirds. There is also a strong maritime history to be felt strongly throughout the town. Although the harbour is no longer used to the same degree, it was once home to the first purpose built lifeboat in the whole of the country. Preserved at the Wouldhave Memorial, it inspires the volunteer lifeboat men who still train at the Watch House on South Pier. Housed here is a small maritime museum and the nearby Customs House in the cobbled area of Mill Dam is now a pleasantly developed area of theatre and restaurants. The history continues at the Roman Fort of Arbeia, where there are many hands-on historical activities. The town itself is home to traditional squares, with the Old Town Hall at is heart, alongside the church of St. Hilda. Westoe village is particularly historical and attractive, with several listed Grade I and II buildings lining the streets and surrounded by beautiful parks. Its beauty inspired Catherine Cookson and many of her novels are based around this area, now merged with the rest of South Shields. Today much still exists of those historic times, mingled with amenities to suit even the most discerning 21st century citizen. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: