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  1. annadg

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    Does anyone know a site near Newcastle with public transport easily available to the centre ? We want to go to the Maker Faire, and it's at the Science Centre right in the middle, not the best place to take a MH. OR ... perhaps a park and ride that takes Motorhomes ?

    Any advice gratefully received :)
    anna
     
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    Unfortunately Newcastle has no Park & Ride but it does have a very good Metro train system
    You could consider staying at Old Hartley Caravan Club site with fantastic views of St Marys lighthouse
    It's a short taxi ride to Whitley Bay Metro station were you can catch a train into Newcastle Central Station around the corner from the Life Centre :Smile:

    http://www.nexus.org.uk/metro

    PM me if you need any more information...Gary :thumb:
     
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    You give few details of when you want to go and how long you may be staying over. But, you could check out this Caravan Park http://www.northumbrianleisure.co.uk/sandhaven_information.php

    It's right on the seafront at South Shields and from the park it's only a short (10 min) stroll to the Metro which will drop you at Central Station right next to Centre for Life.

    Also, this is the website for South Tyneside Council which gives details of events on and facilities around the area. http://www.southtyneside.info/

    And if you like curries, about 20 Indian restaurants within 5 min walk !!

    If it was just a day visit with no stayover there are several park and ride schemes in the North of Newcastle, but don't know any that let you stayover.
     
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    Derwent Park Caravan And Camping Site in Rowlands Gill has good bus service to Newcastle / Metro Centre etc
     
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    If you arrive after 6 30 pm at Blandford Square outside the Discovery museum you can stay over till 8 00 the following morning, then just get a ticket to park for the day or move onto the museum car park it is still a pay and display i think.
    Its been a few years since i have been there i had no problems overnighting there There is no charges after 6 30 pm untill 8 00am the following morning unless things have changed.
     
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    This area is not the best part of the city, I would not leave my car there overnight never mind the MH.
     
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    May be i was just lucky then i had a no bother there at all had a good night there:RollEyes:
     
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    Plenty of space at the football ground after today's result, should be empty for a while :ROFLMAO:
     
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    I can't help with sites as we always stay with friends and family in Ashington, north of the city and we travel in by bus to the Haymarket. There are busses arriving and departing from here all the time in all directions.

    Last year from the Haymarket we easily walked to the Science Center, mainly to see "Turbinia" the first steam turbine powered ship, but the rest of the museum is very interesting.

    If you are in to Chinese food, or any other for that matter, we can highly reccommend "Lau's 202 Buffet", 92-98 Newgate Street, Eldon Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 5RQ. Teriffic value and great food, self service all you can eat for around £7 and they give 10% to pensioners:thumb:.
     
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    Mean buggers....if I paid £7 I'd want 100%:winky:
     
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    If you like Chinese food, Stowell Street has a few restaurants and a couple of good boozers as well. Its not far from the main bus terminal either..
     
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  13. annadg

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    Thanks so much ... the Faire is a full day so we would stay two nights, and that looks a great way of doing it ... like the sound of the curries as well :)
     
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