The area has a rich Christian heritage and was once home to the Venerable Bede.
Discover our links with the Roman Empire at Arbeia, once a key fort in the mighty Hadrian's Wall.
Find out more about shipwrecks, smugglers and the landmark icon of Souter Lighthouse.
Learn more about South Tyneside's rich industrial history.
Find out more about some of the famous people who have links with South Tyneside.
Follow this walking trail around South Tyneside and discover the area's rich history on the way.
The world famous author, Dame Catherine Cookson, was born and bred in South Tyneside.