Places to visit by ferry

Family on ferry

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Taking only 7 minutes to cross the River Tyne, the Shields Ferry is key to the local communities of North and South Tyneside, offering residents and visitors the opportunity to experience life on both sides of the river.

Many popular visitor attractions, situated only minutes away from the ferry, can easily be reached on foot and/or by making a short interconnecting journey using public transport. 

The Shields Ferry is a fun and unique way to travel to any destination, whether it’s for an afternoon, evening or a whole day out or simply going to work, the ferry is something the whole family can enjoy any time of the year.

If you live in South Tyneside 

Click here to find out where you can go, and find things to do and see all year round in North Tyneside.

If you live in North Tyneside

Click here to find out where you can go, and find things to do and see all year round in South Tyneside.

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