Jarrow is a small town in England with great historical meaning. It is situated around the mouths of the River Tyne and the River Wear. Jarrow Tyne and Wear attracts tourists’ attention, which come here from Great Britain and from other European and non-European countries.
Why is this place so popular? First of all, it is famous for its strong connection with history. Thus a Roman fort was situated here in the first century. Four centuries later the venue was occupied by Anglo-Saxons.
If you have made up your mind to spend your vacation in Jarrow, there are things that for sure should be done in the town.
Watch sculpture The Spirit of Jarrow in the town centre
This sculpture has been installed in 2001. Its author is Graham Ibbeson. The sculpture that is situated in the centre of the town depicts so called Jarrow Marchers. It is devoted to Jarrow Crusade that took place in 1936.
That very year the group of men (they left women at home) went to London with a petition. The citizens of Jarrow were frustrated by the fact, that most of them were unemployed and thus they couldn’t provide their wives and children for the necessary things. The men had several boards with slogans and a petition from Palmer’s Shipyard, the main employer in Jarrow of that time period. Although their petition was received by the House of Commons in London and Jarrow Crusade (or Jarrow March) had some positive results, the marchers thought, they had failed. But the great spirit of 200 men, who were ready to struggle for their rights, is now depicted in the form of a sculpture, which is situated in Jarrow Centre and is recommended to any tourist to watch.
The ruins of Jarrow Monastery are, probably, the most significant site in the town. In the 7th century Jarrow was named “the greatest religious centre”, because of St. Paul Monastery, where Venerable Bede used to live in his old years.
Monk Vulnerable Bede was known as the great English educator, translator and “father of history”. He wrote a number of books, that made him known all over England.
The monk Bede got the title of “A Doctor of the Church” from Pope Leo XIII. Mostly this title was given to Italians, so it was really a great honor for an Englishman. It proves that Bede Jarrow was really a worthy man.
The citizens of Jarrow are proud of the fact that such a significant person used to live in their town. To honor monk’s memory, you can visit Bede’s World Museum and the ruins of St. Paul monastery that are situated nearby.
What can the tourist see, if they visit a monastery and a museum? First of all it is a real paradise for the lovers of history. Here you will learn all the details of Anglo-Saxon history. You will see the working farms that really existed centuries ago. You will admire the houses of that time era, their tools and constructions. Informative exhibits will help you to make a jump into the depth of history.
The building of the museum is roomy and spacious. Local citizens call it “the hidden gem” with monastic music. Bede’s World Museum and ruins of St. Paul Monastery have great meaning for all Christians all over the world, so if your religion is Christianity, it is especially recommended to come here.
Address of Bede’s World Museum: Church Bank, Jarrow NE32 3DY, England
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 489 2106
Sunday – Saturday
10:00 – 16:30
If you are not fond of history, but you consider yourself a kind of a shopaholic, you can just walk in the main street of the town and visit its Jarrow Viking Centre. This venue is called the heart of the town. There are more than 50 shops located there. It is possible to buy here everything – fashionable clothes for men, women and children, souvenirs, books and food of all kinds.
Address of Jarrow Viking Centre: Jarrow NE32 3LN, England
Telephone: +44 (0) 345 165 7837
Opening Times: Sunday: 10.00 – 16.00
Monday-Wednesday: 9.00 – 17.30
Thursday: 9.00 – 19.00
Arrange a party in Tunnel Club Jarrow
If there are only adults in your company, and you are interested in the nightlife of the town, it is highly recommended for you to visit Tunnel Club Jarrow. If you have any special occasion – like someone’s birthday or anniversary, it is the best venue in Jarrow for this purpose.
The place is roomy and spacious. It is ideal for dancing and having fun. If you like to make photos or home videos – the venue has the great ambience for this.
There’s live music in Tunnel Club Jarrow, so you can enjoy its sound or even try your forces as a musician and a singer as well.
The food and beverages are great here and they are not expensive at all. The staff is friendly and welcoming. If you need some consultation as for menu and entertainment here – don’t hesitate to ask.
The parties, arranged here, are always remembered by guests for long.
Address of Tunnel Club: North Street, Jarrow, England
Telephone: +44 (0) 1914200671
Opening Times: Monday-Sunday:
11.00 – 23.00
This venue is ideal for tourists with children and for those, who can’t live without sports. To keep your fit even during your vacation, to burn some extra calories after a big dinner in the restaurant, you should visit Override Indoor Skate Park.
To jump, to skate over the slopes and to ride a scooter – you can do it during your visit to the park. If you are not experienced in skating or if you have a child with you (children of 4 years and older are welcomed here), they have the tracks and equipment for beginners.
The staff is not only friendly, but also well trained here, so you can be sure, they will help you and your child to start skating without any risk or injuries.
If you got tired from skating, you can have a great meal in the local café just after skating activity. If you or your child has a birthday, the special room with balloons and flowers is waiting for you.
The park is situated indoor, so you can enjoy your rest here even if the weather is bad.
Address of Override Indoor Skate Park: Unit 8a, Shaftsbury Avenue, Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, England
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 420 8156
Sunday: 10.00 – 21.00
Monday: 10.00 – 20.00
Tuesday-Wednesday: 10.00 – 21.00
Thursday: 10.00 – 20.00
Friday: 10.00 – 20.00
Saturday: 9.00 – 20.00
Although Jarrow is a small town with a population of 27, 000 citizens, it is worth visiting. Anyone can find the activity he likes here – visiting night clubs or pubs, walking in the centre, to do some sports in the park or to learn new tips from history in the museum.
So, you are welcomed here!