I live within walking distance of Tynemouth Metro Station. It is very convenient as it is part of a loop line to Newcastle-upon-Tyne. You may travel in both directions from Tynemouth and end up in Newcastle and many other interesting places.
As well as a Metro station, Tynemouth Station is also host to a Weekend Market which is visited by many people on most Saturdays and Sundays.
There are many different kinds of traders, second-hand goods, food, books, photography, clothing, fruit and vegetable sellers, exotic foods, ice-cream, old furniture and flowers to name but a few!
I love to go there and wander around, if you feel hungry or thirsty, there are also stalls where you can have a bacon bun and a cup of tea at a very reasonable price. In fact the whole station offers very reasonably priced goods. There are also a couple of restaurants and sometimes the station holds different kinds of activities and attractions such as traditional craft work and choirs.
Tynemouth Station in one of the oldest stations in the North East and a Grade 2 Listed Building which first opened in 1882 so its architecture is impressive!
If you are in the North East of England, why don’t you give it a visit? You can hop off the Metro and the stalls are right in front of you, then hop back on when it is time to leave. There are also some wonderful beaches 5 to 10 mins walk away.