We're here to help
Our award winning Visitor Information Centre (VIC) team are here to help make your visit extra special. They know everything there is to know about our local attractions and resort and love to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for the local area.
Contact the VIC for inspiration on:
- Where to stay
- What to see and do
- What's on
- Where to eat and drink
- Where to shop
- How to travel around by road, public transport or on foot
The Visitor Information Centre is also the place to go for souvenirs and gifts, maps and visitor guides and they can even book theatre tickets for local productions and accommodation.
The Visitor Information Centre is now located at the Shop @ The Word.
Visitor Information Centre
The Word, National Centre for the Written Word
45 Market Place
Tel: 0191 424 7788
Normal opening hours
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 6pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 4pm
Christmas opening hours
27 December - 3 January: 10am - 4pm
Closed 25 & 26 December and 1 January
Find out more about The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, at www.theworduk.org