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North Shields is a large town on the north side of the mouth of the River Tyne, eight miles east of Newcastle. It’s a lot smaller than South Shields on the other side and very different, and this difference is also visible between North Shields and its near neighbours, Tynemouth and Whitley Bay. They both expanded as seaside resorts, but North Shields was a fishing and shipbuilding town and has its own distinct life and culture. The question visitors need an answer to is: Where to park in North Shields?
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There are 609 pay and display parking spaces in North Shields streets. Signs indicate where ticket machines are situated and the regulations covering each area. The great majority have no maximum stay; of 28 separate pay and display areas, only two (Bell Street and Union Quay, both on the Fish Quay) limit the stay, to two hours in each case. They each also share a rate of one penny per minute, which is hardly excessive, and Upper Camden Street and West Percy Street both charge two pence per minute; in all other cases, the rate is 50p per hour.
North Shields has seven off-street car parks with a total of 615 standard parking spaces, 23 disabled parking spaces, three minibus bays, seven parent/child parking spaces (all in The Parks car park) and one bay in Norfolk Street car park for charging electric vehicles. All parking spaces are free except for Western Quay car park which charges one penny per minute, though there is no charge for blue badge holders or motorbikes. Norfolk Street and Western Quay car parks both limit parking to 2 two hours; stay in other car parks is unlimited. All car parks are open 24/7.
North Shields is a station on the Yellow Line of the Tyne and Wear Metro which connects it to Newcastle and many of its suburbs and (by ferry) to South Shields with connections to Gateshead. Changing to the Green Line allows passengers to reach Sunderland in one direction and Newcastle Airport in the other.
The Metro link to Newcastle provides an interchange at Newcastle Central Station with trains to London to the south and Edinburgh to the north.
The bus network in Tyne and Wear is extensive, is coordinated by Nexus and operated by Arriva, Go, and Stagecoach. Bus travellers from North Shields can reach any point in the northeast, though this may entail changing buses.
Blue badge holders park free of charge anywhere charges are levied.
North Shields falls under North Tyneside Council, and they restrict parking quite heavily in some parts of their area, but there are no restrictions in North Shields other than the time limits set out under Off-street and on-street parking.
Parking is free on bank holidays.
Passengers are able to be dropped off and picked up anywhere in North Shields.
North Shields is a working town. Apart from a visit to the Fish Quay, most of the “days out” attractions are in places like Tynemouth and Newcastle. Tynemouth Priory and Castle are well worth a visit, and there are some splendid beaches stretching many miles north of here and often lightly populated and visited.