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Shop around... SHOPPING FOR ALL TASTES City Shopping Having everything under one roof does have its benefits but there are many different types of shopping styles and experiences in North East England. Gateshead’s MetroCentre is one of the largest shopping centres in Europe with almost 330 shops, 50 restaurants and three “themed” areas; the Forum, Studio and Village where you can find that unique or unusual gift for every occasion. For the groups market, location and parking are both first class and that is why hundreds of dedicated group trips are organised to the MetroCentre every year - especially near to Christmas! This is a retail colossus which is able to satisfy any budget and keep visitors satisfied for…as long as they like really!

“Best Street in Britain” There is great high street shopping in Newcastle including John Lewis, Fenwick and Marks & Spencer and numerous cafés and restaurants. If you are looking for shopping combined with history and fine architecture then Grainger Town, the historic heart of Newcastle upon Tyne is the place to be with its wide selection of boutique and specialist shops. Grey Street (voted “Best Street in Britain” by BBC Radio 4 listeners) with its elegant curved row of Georgian buildings is the place to sit and watch the world go by. In Durham City, the great mix of boutique, exclusive and high street shops is enhanced by the cobbled streets of the Vennels, the City’s Victorian indoor market and the overall eclectic atmosphere.

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The biggest and best in retail therapy - from the expansive MetroCentre, brand retail outlets like Dalton Park, through to local unique shopping experiences like the wonderful High Street at Yarm - all add up to a world class shopping experience not to be missed. 12

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One North East Group Travel Guide 2010  
One North East Group Travel Guide 2010  

2010 edition of the Group Travel Guide for the North East of England.