The Al(M), A19 and A194 all lead into South Tyneside and South Shields is clearly sign- posted. Head for the town centre, turn left at the traffic lights opposite the town hall, then left at the roundabout. Straight over the following roundabout and finally right at the next roundabout and you are on Ocean Road. The Magpie's Nest is located in the middle on the left hand side and is easily recognisable. It has a mural of magpies on the outside.
The Shields Ferry is conveniently close by and links North and South Shields. International Ferries from Holland, Norway and Sweden operate throughout the year. The Shields Ferry runs half hourly crossings.
DFDS Seaways Sailings and Fares: 08705 333000
Fjordline: 0191 2961313
Newcastle Airport: 0191 2860966
Tyne & Wear Metro: 0191 2033333
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