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Have an event at the Ice rink shortly and need to stay nearby. Found some cheap deals in Newcastle and North Shields - is this too far? Would prefer somewhere with a pool and maybe a few shops around.
Is Newcastle too far to travel to Whitley Rink?
There isn't anywhere within walking distance that I can think of... the nearest one with a pool is The Village (about 5 miles away approx) its newish has a bar restaurant but is in an industrial estate. there are plenty of hotels and b&bs in Whitley bay and some shops and bars. After Whitley bay it goes cullercoats, then tynemouth - you could try the grand it's in the sea front and there's a fabulous beach cafe on the beach below but no pool. Then it's North Shields but don't bother with that. After that Newcastle has the best nightlife and is about £10/15 away in a taxi