Jarrow is a popular town located on the south bank The River Tyne about six miles inland from the coastal town of South Shields and roughly eight miles from Gateshead and Newcastle City where a wealth of amenities, leisure facilities, wide range of shops and shopping malls can be found together with pubs and a bustling nightlight.
Getting around the North East couldn't be easier with the local Metro Station offering frequent services and Bus Connections leading to Newcastle City Centre, Durham, Sunderland and everything in between in addition to road links via the A194 and A19/Tyne Tunnel together with the A1M.
Shopping & Leisure
If you need a quick stop for your regular bits and pieces, call into the Viking Shopping Centre where a good range of shops and supermarkets can be found including Iceland, Morrisons, B&M, Wilkos and more. Jarrow Community Hub has just recently undergone a programme of refurbishment offering good leisure facilities which includes the library. From local delights such as Sandhaven Beach in South Shields to Bede's Way Walk and the vast countryside and coast of Northumberland and Durham, there are plenty of places to explore.
If finding the right school is at the top of your agenda then you won't have to look too far with a range of local primary schools and Jarrow School (the former Grammar School then Springfield) to become what it is today, situated on Field Terrace. A little further away is South Tyneside College, Gateshead College and of course, Newcastle Universities.
Jarrow was primarily a Ship building town with the main employer being Charles Palmer who founded a Shipyard in 1852. After the closure of this, Ellen Wilkinson a Member of Parliament led the Jarrow March to London in 1936 to highlight the lack of jobs and employment and petition the Government and her statue can be seen at the entrance to the shopping precinct near Morrisons Supermarket.
5 Reasons to Live in Jarrow
- Lots to do including ‘Bede’s World’ or ‘Jarrow Hall’ as it is now known, a working Museum dedicated to the Venerable Bede, a Monk who lived and worked in the Monastery in Jarrow
- Excellent Town Centre amenities with a wealth of shops and supermarkets, including the Viking Centre shopping centre
- Great for commuters with easy access to the Tyne Tunnel and Pedestrian Tunnel which allows locals to travel under the River Tyne to the North of the River Tyne into North Shields
- Jarrow has a recently revamped leisure facility, ‘Jarrow Focus’, featuring a gym, sports hall, dance studios, theatre space and a library
- A wide variety of nurseries, primary and secondary schools giving families plenty of education choice
Our Jarrow Office branch
Our general office opening times are as follows: