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Yarm, Tees Valley

Outlet Shopping For a spot of discount shopping head to the Royal Quays Outlet Village at North Shields or Dalton Park near Durham for names such as Next, M&S, GAP, Reebok and Clarkes. Mix these together with a great programme of special events and you have the ingredients for a great day out!

Bustling Characterful Towns & Villages For specialist and “quirky” shopping, take to the coast and countryside and the market towns and villages like Alnwick with Barter Books which is a literary experience and shop rolled into one! Barnard Castle is renowned for its coffee shops and as one of the best antique centres in the north, jewellery, silver and ceramics in particular - an excellent complement to the superb Bowes Museum. Darlington offers a whole range of themed markets throughout the year (French and Continental, Italian, farmers’ markets) and many more.

...our iconic settings for some “shop till you drop” retail therapy! MetroCentre, Gateshead

“NORTH EAST ENGLAND - one of the most active tourism organisations in the country and one of the most

The delightful Guisborough has fabulous traditional markets, which have taken place on its cobbled streets for over 600 years; Hexham, nestled in the beautiful Tyne Valley, has an impressive array of shops and a fantastic monthly farmers’ market filled with delicious locally produced fruit and veg. And one not to miss is definitely

beautiful destinations groups can visit. I cannot

Yarm, sitting on the banks of the River Tees with its eclectic mix of shops and winding

imagine a group visit would result in anything other

These charming market towns are so full of character and atmosphere and offer a

than a first class tour for all to enjoy”

cobbled lanes no wonder BBC Breakfast viewers voted this the UK’s Best High Street. completely different style of shopping to that of the cities. The old rural traditions of indoor and outdoor markets is still strong in the north east and evidence suggests that some, once lost, are now returning so retail therapy of

ROB YANDELL, Managing Editor & Publisher,

all kinds is alive, well and flourishing in North East England!

Group Leisure Magazine

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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.