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Vera Tour of Newcastle TV Locations
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Vera Tour of Newcastle TV Locations

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Discover the world of Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope on a 4-hour tour around Northumberland. Listen to live commentary on board the coach as you visit shooting locations from the iconic television series including Gateshead, North Shields, and Whitley Bay. Enjoy time to explore Newcastle Castle, where you get free admission. The tour is a great opportunity to combine your love of history and your favorite TV inspector.
$46.29 per adult
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David A wrote a review Oct 5
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Arrived for our pre booked slot tonight at 17.50, new covid rules seem straight forward, new band system in place. In pool for approx 50 minutes then they called us all out, end of session, the wave machine hadn't been on at all while we were there. When talking to life guard about the duration of our visit and the lack of waves I was told, "I'll let them know". Not sure as to how this would resolve anything, on leaving I spoke to the staff again near reception who were very apologetic but somewhat dismissive of my complaint, only able to apologize to me, rather than offer a complaint procedure/resolution. The life guard then looked at the paperwork and said the wave machine was on at 17.50. Bearing this in mind I would suggest not booking time slot with 50 mins past the hour or face the dissappointment of no waves at waves. The wave machine being this places unique selling point, and then it not working, all adds up to a dissappointment.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Andrew H wrote a review Aug 2020
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Waves is an awesome family swimming pool, we go often. There's plenty to do for kids with play areas, slides and the wave machine and they do floats and beachball play sessions regularly. Staff are always friendly and helpful. Our kids love the pool, the soft play area by the cafe and the toasted sandwiches afterwards. It overlooks the sea and is a stone's throw from the beach.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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DarrenBailes wrote a review Feb 2020
Newcastle, United Kingdom391 contributions152 helpful votes
You can’t really expect much from local authority pools these days; budget cuts mean that they are working on limited money for refurbishments and upgrades. But my god, surely they can do better than this. The place is simply unclean. The changing rooms, where three members of staff were just stood round talking for about twenty minutes as old uses plasters littered the shower floors and the changing cubicles were disgusting, are beyond dilapidated. The pool is vile. The water looks murky, the floor stained with rusted elements in it, cramped and over crowded and not to mention freezing cold. The staff look utterly sick of their lives, not a smile or a warm tone in the voice from any of them. Still. It was under £14 for a family of four so what more can you expect. I’ve never rushed home to get a shower faster than I have after being here this morning.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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prodigy fan😁🤩😍 wrote a review Oct 2019
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Me and my daughter have been here afew times,its a nice pool,with a smaller section for small children,with a pirate ship,it also has afew slides,and the wave machine comes on now and again,I was impressed by the hairdryers they have on offer to dry your hair afterwards
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Margaret A wrote a review Aug 2019
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Surprisingly full on a Sunday morning but great place for everyone to have a swim. The waves were supposed to be every half hour but were on the hour only. Good value for our family of 5 and kids had a great time on the racing slides. Worth a visit.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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