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Get around Tyne and Wear in A Hire Vehicle


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1251461570_d4555fa37b_zTyne and Wear has so many enticing visitor attractions its hard to get around them all, so in order to save time on travelling its a good idea to hire a car or van for your outings. Fascinating museums, galleries, modern architecture, historic buildings and structures, cultural events and exciting shopping abound. You will be able to see a lot more in one or two days using a good quality hire vehicle than by jumping on and off buses and trains, not to mention all the time spent walking to and from.

If you are interested in history and architecture there are a wealth of not to be missed delights in the Tyne and Wear area, such as Tynemouth Castle which overlooks the North Sea and the River Tyne. The 2000 year old site was once one of the largest fortified areas in England and began as an Anglo Saxon settlement. A trip to this inspiring place provides an interactive experience for all the family with its informative ‘Life in the Stronghold’ exhibition. This will take you through the structure’s time as an Anglican monastery, a royal castle, artillery fort and coastal defence. Stimulating re-enactments are an extremely popular summer activity here, as four teams of knights wearing chain mail battle it out. People who have visited this attraction are usually highly impressed and rave about the spectacular views.

A great example of an area originally designed simply for its functionality, which now draws many tourists is the award winning Victoria Tunnel in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Featured in several TV programmes, the tunnel is a preserved 19th century waggonway which led under the city from the Town Moor to the River Tyne. Its purpose was to transport coal to the river from the Spital Tongues Colliery and it was used from 1842 until the 1860’s. In 1939 the tunnel became an air raid shelter utilised during World War 2. Nowadays there are guided tours which incorporate amazing sound and visual effects such as simulated wartime air raids. The tunnel is even reputed to have a resident ghost, perhaps related to an accident in 1852 which resulted in the death of a staithsman who was inspecting the tunnel.

These are just two of the must see spots around Tyne and Wear to visit in your hire van or car. Our web promotion partners Economy Hire have vans and cars specifically for local use within a 100 mile radius of Newcastle. This enables a pocket friendly hire solution including a flexible half day hire option and a low £50 deposit.

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