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South Tyneside "Coastal Heroes" Tour with Ray Laidlaw

  • TYNE IDOLS PICKUP POINT Gibraltar Rock Pub Tynemouth (map)

"Best bus trip we have been on, lots of good music, laughs, history. A refreshing way to see the area. My personal favorite was the 'surprise' visit, great. Brilliant, keep it up and hope to join you again in the future." — Satisfied customer of our 1 July South Tyneside Coastal Heroes Tour

Monty Python, Thelma & Louise, Dire Straits, George Harrison, Nellie the Elephant, Little Mix and Chris Ramsey… they all have links to South Tyneside.

Come along on our South Tyneside Coastal Heroes music, film and TV tour and hear the stories, the connections, the coincidences and the gossip, in a three-hour trip on our classic double-decker bus with two refreshment stops at iconic locations, and all linked together with musical gems and a running commentary from Mr Ray Laidlaw (he’s from Tynemouth but has a ferry pass).

Our pickup times are 3.00pm from the Gibraltar Rock pub in Tynemouth then 3.30pm from the Customs House, South Shields.

Tickets are £15pp.

For all bookings and ticketty stuff please call Julie Clay on 0191 253 1618 or email

For general enquiries please email