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Living in South Tyneside

Located in the heart of the north east of England, South Tyneside boasts some stunning coastal scenery and a wealth of cultural and heritage attractions, making it a perfect place in which to live, invest and bring up families.

The borough sits between vibrant Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland and is at the opposite side of the River Tyne from the seaside resorts of Tynemouth and Whitley Bay.

South Tyneside's stunning, award-winning coastline and cliffs have been made famous on television by the nationally viewed annual Great North Run. The parks and amusements make the borough a holiday destination and a fun filled experience.

The dramatic coastal scenes are complemented by a wealth of historical attractions, including Bede's World, St Paul's Church, the Arbeia Roman Fort (part of the famous Hadrian's Wall) and Souter Lighthouse (which was the first in the world to be constructed for electric illumination).

Nearby we have the extensive nightlife and cultural attractions offered by Newcastle and Gateshead.

Discover the eye-opening architecture of the bustling streets, cross the famous Millennium Bridge, see cutting-edge art at the Baltic Centre and enjoy great concerts at the renowned Sage Centre.

The north east boasts great shopping, with the Metro Centre (which is located in Gateshead and is Europe's largest indoor shopping centre), the Bridges (Sunderland) and the recently revamped Eldon Square (Newcastle) providing a wealth of resources for those who are seriously into retail therapy.

The borough is also only a drive away from the cultural city of Durham with its famed cathedral and University, and it's a memorable drive to discover the unspoilt Northumbrian landscape replete with history and great castles such as Chillingham, Bamburgh and Lindisfarne.