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Shields Ferry

River Dr, North Shields NE33 1JR, England
+44 191 202 0747
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A great amenity.

No doubt the Shields Ferry is simply a mode of transport for local residents, but for holidaymakers... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
johnhouston2
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
Great fun

Great ferry used this since young. Would recommend good price aswell and great for kids. Used to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
_rikki1192
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Washington, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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River Dr, North Shields NE33 1JR, England
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+44 191 202 0747
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"pleasant journey"
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"always on time"
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"across the river"
in 5 reviews
"both sides"
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"top deck"
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"main deck"
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"rover ticket"
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"metro ticket"
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"free ride"
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"day trip"
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"sunny day"
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"whitley bay"
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"crossing"
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"tyne"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

No doubt the Shields Ferry is simply a mode of transport for local residents, but for holidaymakers and visitors it is a superb amenity, providing a pleasant and efficient way of exploring the towns and villages on both sides of the river estuary.

1  Thank johnhouston2
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great ferry used this since young. Would recommend good price aswell and great for kids. Used to got over on a Sunday when the market was on

Thank _rikki1192
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

Get a return ticket its cheaper. Sit upstairs on the outside deck for great views. Its a nice way to travel rather than taking the car or bus.

Thank cathy08Wakefield
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

This is a quick but great way to get some fantastic views of the River Tyne. It’s about a ten minute sailing and the crew are always friendly and the vessels clean. The various River Trips that take place during the summer are also great...More

Thank Jamie B
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Quick way to cross between North and South Shields. Ferry runs every 30 minutes. Inside and outside accommodation, Very close to metro station

Thank Aaron S
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Quick way to get to north Tyneside And pleasant journey You need good legs on other side as all uphill But plenty to do as Tyne mouth and Whitley bay close by

Thank pcjules281
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

The ferry runs every half hour and is clean and quick.with both inside and outside seating.Its quick and easy to use.

Thank Suzanne B
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Quick and easy way to get from North Shields to South Shields and back. Friendly, helpful staff made it a pleasant journey. The ferry ran on time according to the displayed timetables and connected with the local buses. Access to upper deck from main deck...More

Thank GrandmaPat2710
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

We used the ferry to cross the river in both directions. Service is fine (not too long waiting time), but I think the price for a single ticket is expensive, 1.50 for just 7 minutes. Compared to a full day public transport ticket, it is...More

Thank koekeloer
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

This is a great transport link and I used this to get from South Shields to North Shields after the Great North run. It is quick and easy to use and staff were very helpful and friendly. The hill up to North Shields is a...More

Thank David C
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sandraannison54
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Response from nettyjam | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry but i'm not sure. You could google it & find out that way
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brummiesan
29 May 2016|
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Response from nettyjam | Reviewed this property |
As above. Very weelchair and pushchair friendly
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