The Intu Metrocentre is one of Europe's largest shopping and leisure centres and it has everything you could possibly need for the perfect day out. There is a huge range of shops and places to eat with activities for childfren too. The Centre's leisure attractions include MetroLand, (Europe's largest indoor theme park), an 11 screen cinema and the Megabowl offering 20 lanes of 10-pin bowling. It is a short walk (mostly undercover) from the station into the MetroCentre.Remember to take a look at our display board on the covered bridge at the station
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In the Blue Mall and close to the railway station is the bus station, from where buses run to/from Gateshead, Consett, Stanley as well as to the adjoining Metro Retail Park, Asda and Ikea.