Royal Quays

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Royal Quays
Royal Quays Welcome.jpg
Royal Quays is located in Tyne and Wear
Royal Quays
Royal Quays
Royal Quays shown within Tyne and Wear
OS grid reference NZ345666
Coordinates 54°59′35″N 1°27′40″W / 54.993°N 1.461°W / 54.993; -1.461Coordinates: 54°59′35″N 1°27′40″W / 54.993°N 1.461°W / 54.993; -1.461
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Royal Quays is an area of North Shields, North Tyneside, England, near the River Tyne.

Built on the site of former docks, and containing the pre-existing North Shields International Ferry Terminal, the area was renamed Royal Quays in 1990 and redeveloped with housing, a shopping centre and a water park known as Wet n Wild. A hotel, sports centre and trampolining centre are also part of the development.

Albert Edward Dock in 1917

History[edit]

The area is centred on the Albert Edward Dock which now houses the Royal Quays Marina.

Transport[edit]

The nearest Metro stations are Meadow Well and Percy Main.

In addition to the North Shields International Ferry Terminal, cruise ships regularly dock at the Port of Tyne terminal. A car terminal is adjacent.[1]

Royal Quays Outlet Centre[edit]

The centre has been used by the BBC to film scenes for children's programmes.

As of May 2017, the shopping centre was home to:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maker], Port of Tyne [Fin Page. "Port of Tyne - About us | www.portoftyne.co.uk". www.portoftyne.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-09. 
  2. ^ "Stores | Royal Quays". royalquaysoutletcentre.com. Retrieved 2017-05-09. 

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