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Tynemouth Priory & Castle

Tynemouth, Tynemouth NE30 4BZ, England
+44 191 257 1090
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Nice site at the mouth of the Tyne

Nice ruins of the priory and castle right on the sea. Very rainy the day that we were there, but... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jan B
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Ontario, Canada
Ancestry Delight!

I’ve always wanted to visit this place, and I’m finally glad I was able to! It was a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ZoeMorrison
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Tynemouth, Tynemouth NE30 4BZ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice ruins of the priory and castle right on the sea. Very rainy the day that we were there, but that just adds to the mystery of it all. Not a whole lot left to explore, but you can easily spend an hour there roaming...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve always wanted to visit this place, and I’m finally glad I was able to! It was a wonderful experience! I’ve never been to any English Heritage sites, but after looking into my ancestry online, I only fell in love with my English Heritage more...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here on a day out while visiting Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Parking close by with a walk up the hill to get to the site. The site was relatively busy but because it is so large you never feel cramped. It was interesting looking at the priory...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tynemouth was a really nice town. The castle and priory were nice finds, right on the coast. Very atmospheric with the waves crashing onto the coast. Open spot, but worth the wind and rain. Some more interpretation panels would beneficial - as with most EH...More

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Reviewed February 25, 2018

We have seen this priory a dozen of times or maybe more when we sailed in to the harbor of Northshields. We always go straight to our destination but this trip was a good excuse to visit the priory and castle and it's worthwhile a...More

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Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

My disabled girlfriend and i decided to pay a visit to Tynemouth Castle as we had heard good reports What a let down, it was just a load of old ruins with no State Rooms to visit or enjoy the brass rubbings like Bamburughgh No...More

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Reviewed February 11, 2018

The Castle and Priory are important to the area and anyone new to the area should visit with friends and family. It’s important to the area. During the year there are events like a food festival or music concerts which take place in the grounds....More

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Reviewed January 29, 2018

We did not expect to find anything so historic so were delighted when we came across this. Tynemouth is a lovely place altogether.

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Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

Set a few hundred yards from Tynemouth village on the natural headland over looking the entrance to the Tyne. Steeped in 1500 years of history including artillery points guarding the entrance during WW2. You can visit the underground bunkers and see the working conditions.

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Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

Picturesque and interesting and stunning views,great place for a walk and the kids loved rolling down the big hills

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Moronnie
June 29, 2015|
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Response from zdb86 |
You could walk right up to the gates and take photos and also walk part of the perimeter. There is no accommodation within the Castle or Priory grounds.
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Moronnie
June 29, 2015|
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Response from GintNic | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can go up to where the entry is and get some fabulous photos, also, where the parking areas are allow for some great shots!
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Sonibon
June 28, 2015|
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Response from hsasmith | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are and it's easy to get to from Newcastle city centre if you would prefer to stay in newcastle
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