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The ‘Roman Limes’ represents the border line of the Roman Empire at its greatest extent in the 2nd century AD. It stretched over 5,000 km from the Atlantic coast of northern Britain, through Europe to the Black Sea, and from there to the Red Sea and across North Africa to the Atlantic coast. The remains of the Limes today consist of vestiges of built walls, ditches, forts, fortresses, watchtowers and civilian settlements. Certain elements of the line have been excavated, some reconstructed and a few destroyed. The two sections of the Limes in Germany cover a length of 550 km from the north-west of the country to the Danube in the south-east. The 118-km-long Hadrian’s Wall (UK) was built on the orders of the Emperor Hadrian c. AD 122 at the northernmost limits of the Roman province of Britannia. It is a striking example of the organization of a military zone and illustrates the defensive techniques and geopolitical strategies of ancient Rome. The Antonine Wall, a 60-km long fortification in Scotland was started by Emperor Antonius Pius in 142 AD as a defense against the “barbarians” of the north. It constitutes the northwestern-most portion of the Roman Limes.


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Hotels and places to stay

Oaktree Lodge

Address
Distance: 3,8 mi
15 Esplanade
NE26 2AH Witley Bay
Germany

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Sunderland Marriott Hotel

Address
Distance: 4,3 mi
Queens Parade
SR6 8DB Sunderland
Germany

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Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


York House Hotel

Address
Distance: 4,0 mi
106-110 Park Avenue
NE26 1DN Whitle Bay
Germany

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Checkout: 10:30 - Checkin: 16:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


BEST WESTERN THE SEA HOTEL

Address
Distance: 0,7 mi
SEA ROAD TYNE AND WEAR
NE33 2LD South Shields
Germany

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Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Mill Dam Guest House

Address
Distance: 1,6 mi
97 Mill Dam
NE33 1EQ South Shields
Germany

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Checkout: 10:30 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


The Chedburgh B&B

Address
Distance: 3,8 mi
12 Esplanade
NE26 2AH Whitley Bay
Germany

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Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 13:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Windsor

Address
Distance: 3,9 mi
South Parade
NE26 2RF Whitley Bay
Germany

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Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 13:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


LITTLE HAVEN HOTEL

Address
Distance: 1,5 mi
RIVER DRIVE LITTLE HAVEN
NE33 1LH SOUTH SHIELDS
Germany

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Checkout: - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


South Shields Port Of Tyne

Address
Distance: 2,4 mi
HOBSON AVENUE NEWCASTLE ROAD
NE34 9PQ SOUTH SHIELDS
Germany

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Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


North Shields (Ferry Terminal)

Address
Distance: 2,6 mi
COBLE DENE ROAD
NE29 6DL NORTH SHIELDS
Germany

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Videos from the area

Roller Coaster @ Ocean Beach Amusement Park - South Shields {TP01}

Published: September 23, 2014
Length: 20:51 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: ThrillingPovs

"Roller Coaster" at Ocean Beach Amusement Park, in South Shields. A scary, creaky, noisy roller coaster with some scary drops which might make you feel that you might die on board. Filmed...

NIKKO Vaporizr at South Shields 1080

Published: December 28, 2014
Length: 47:42 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Riney Show

Playing with the NIKKO Vaporizr. Filmed in 1080 50fps on a GoPro4 Silver then rendered in Vegas at 25fps.

South Shields Kitesurfing.avi

Published: April 28, 2012
Length: 21:36 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: k2moore1

Winter session at South Shields.

QE2 enters South Shields

Published: September 17, 2007
Length: 29:15 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: idealfrankster

A quick video of the QE2 entering the Tyne, as seen from The Leas, South Shields.

South Shields Kite Surfers

Published: October 23, 2009
Length: 25:33 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: ART SPECK

Follow Hylonlad blog at: http://www.artspeck.com Just arriving at South Shields one day when we saw these kite-surfers in the sea. Be sure to have a camcorder with you to record all the...

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