Tynemouth is a city in northern England, located in the Tyne and Wear region. The city owes its name to the fact that here the river Tyne flows into the North Sea. Neighboring towns include North Shields and Whitley Bay. Not least because of its beautiful sandy beaches, the city is a popular destination and attracts many visitors from Newcastle and Gateshead, which are connected by the yellow line of the Tyne & Wear Metro with Tynemouth, especially at weekends and public holidays. There are also several festivals in summer, including the Mouth of the Tyne Festival, which has been running since 2005. Worth seeing are the ruins of the old castles and the monastery, as well as a large statue in honor of Lord Collingwood.