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Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham



Enjoy beautiful beaches and costal walks in the lovely seaside towns of Tynemouth and Whitley Bay, and visit the many quaint cafes, ice cream shops and restaurants. The award winning sandy beaches along Tynemouth’s coastline are a 45-minute drive from the Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham.
What to do and see at Tynemouth and Whitley Bay
Along with the sandy beaches and calming shores, there are many other sights to enjoy in this charming town.

A visit to the Blue Reef Aquarium is a fun learning experience for the whole family.
  • Experience the Aztec reef tunnel and enjoy daily feeding time activities and talks
  • Visit the Marine Rescue Centre facility which cares for sick, injured and abandoned seal pups and other marine life   
  Visit this lovely English Heritage site and bring a picnic to enjoy in the sheltered garden with views over the River Tyne.
  • Come in July and attend the yearly weekend Mouth of Tyne Festival (MOTFest). Find more information regarding this annual open-air music festival and tickets here.
  • Explore one of the largest fortified areas in England located directly over the mouth of the River Tyne.
  Built in 1898 and operated until 1984, St. Mary’s Lighthouse can be reached during low tide by crossing a short causeway by foot.
  • Climb the 137 steps to the top for a wonderful view of the North-East coast.
  • Should the climb be too much, there’s a video facility available allowing you to experience the view from the ground floor
  • Explore the history of the Lighthouse at the on-site exhibit and buy a souvenir at the gift shop
Plan your visit from Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham
  • Blue Reef Aquarium
  • Opening hours:
    • 10:00 – 17:00 daily (Closed Christmas Day)
  • Entrance fee:
    • Children under 3: Free
    • Children (3-12 years): £8.25
    • Standard: £10.75
    • Concessions: £9.75
  • Tynemouth Priory and Castle
  • Opening hours:
    • 10:00 – 18:00 (Weekdays)
    • 10:00 – 16:00 (Weekends)
  • Entrance fee:
    • Children (5-15 years): £3.40
    • Adult: £5.60
    • Concessions: £5.00
    • Family (2 adults, 3 children): £14.60
  • St. Mary’s Lighthouse
  • Opening hours:
    • Opening hours of the Lighthouse depend on the tide. Please click here for more information
  • Entrance fee:
    • Child: £1.70
    • Adult: £3.30
    • Concessions: £1.70
    • Family (2 adults, 2 children): £7.70