Driveway on Coquet Gardens
The driveway is a 5 min walk from Hadrian Road Metro Station, from which Newcastle city centre is approx 10 mins. It's also approx 5 mins/3 miles from the DFDS ferry terminal at North Shields, whose car parking charge is currently £12 per 24 hours. The terminal is a 15-20 min walk from Percy Main metro station however most people get a taxi as it's quicker and seems to be more cost effective - especially with larger groups. Blueline Taxis (0 [Removed] ) are Wallsend based although there are many other firms to choose.
The estate comprises 3 cul de sacs with one road in/out. As such, traffic is typically residents and their visitors only, meaning no passing traffic associated with normal housing estates.
The driveway is attached to a detached house with plenty of room. Therefore much reduced risk of scratches and bumps compared to normal car parks..
Perfect location for route 72 coast 2 coast cycle ride. Finish/start just 4 miles away at Tymemouth, route itself at the end of the estate entrance. Highly recommended
Easy to get to and only about 1 mile from the terminal taxi only cost £6
Very handy for the Ferry terminal and a fraction of the cost of the long stay car park there. Worked well. Might be worth the owner reassuring people that they can park in front of the garage door. I wasn't sure and didn't want to block access so knocked on door to confirm.
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Good position off the road on a pleasant estate close to Metro and 2 stops from port. A mile to walk from Percy Main, but a taxi from port to Coquet Gardens was only £8.50.
Left car here whilst walking the Hadrian's Wall path, ideal space.
Good, safe parking, only a short Uber ride from the DFDS terminal
7 Sep '13