DESTINATION TYNE AND WEAR
The River Tyne was used as the border in 1883 when Parliament created the Church of England Diocese of Newcastle out of the Diocese of Durham and remains so still. Additionally, administrative convenience, demographics and loyalty mean that many sporting organisations also use the historic boundary.
TYNE AND WEAR:
St. Mary's Island,
Sunderland Empire Theatre,
Tynemouth Castle & Priory,
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Hadrian's Wall was the most heavily fortified border in the Empire. In addition to its role as a military fortification, it is thought that many of the gates through the wall would have served as customs posts to allow trade and levy taxation ...
Hylton Castle is a ruined stone castle in the North Hylton area of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear. Originally built from wood by the Hilton (later Hylton) family shortly after the Norman Conquest in 1066, it was later rebuilt in stone in the late 14th to early 15th century ...
Marsden Rock is a rock formation in Tyne and Wear, situated in Marsden, South Shields. It is owned by the National Trust. The face of the rock was changed forever when tidal erosion caused the arch to collapse in 1996. Prior to this it was the feature included on most postcards ...
ST. MARY'S ISLAND|
St. Mary's Island is a small island made of sandstone near the seaside resort of Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, UK. St. Mary's Island was originally called Bates Island, Hartley Bates or Bates Hill as it was originally owned by the Bates family who were prominent locally ...
Souter Lighthouse is a lighthouse located in the village of Marsden in South Tyneside, Tyne and Wear. The lighthouse is located on Lizard Point at Marsden, but takes its name from Souter Point, which is located a mile to the south ...
SUNDERLAND EMPIRE THEATRE|
The Sunderland Empire Theatre is a large theatre venue located in High Street West in Sunderland, North East England. The theatre, which opened in 1907, is owned by City of Sunderland Council and operated by Live Nation UK Ltd, on behalf of Sunderland Empire Theatre Trust ...
TYNEMOUTH CASTLE & PRIORY|
Tynemouth Castle is located on a rocky headland (known as Pen Bal Crag), overlooking Tynemouth Pier. The moated castle-towers, gatehouse and keep are combined with the ruins of the Benedictine priory where early kings of Northumbria were buried ...
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