"The River Tyne" River Tyne Tip by steventilly
River Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne: 1 reviews and 1 photos
Favorite thing: Once the Tyne was alive with merchant ships of all sorts, passeneger ships, freighters, colliers, you name it. The quayside teemed with activity, while further towards the coast were the great shipyards that produced some of the finest ships in the world.
The whole river is much changed now - much of the shipbuilding is gone, though there is still a fairly healthy industry building offshore oil production units. The busy North Shields fish quay is a shadow of it's former self, though still the main fish market for the region.
Now, like many riverside areas, there has been a lot of smart housing devlopments and redevelopment of entertainment and nighlife facilities. The quayside at Newcastle is thriving and lively place to spend the evening.
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