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Tynemouth Castle and Priory

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Address: Tynemouth, Tynemouth NE30 4BZ, England
Phone Number: +44 191 257 1090
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Lived in Tynemouth all my early life and on a recent visit found that since English Heritage have taken over that gates to the grounds, outside of the Priory, are locked when the... read more

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Selsey, United Kingdom
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Selsey, United Kingdom
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Lived in Tynemouth all my early life and on a recent visit found that since English Heritage have taken over that gates to the grounds, outside of the Priory, are locked when the Priory is closed. As a child and teenager we used to play in the moat or just walk around the outer walls, such a shame that everyone... More 

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my husband visited the priory, whilst we were on holiday. We were so impressed with the history offered and the amazing views. There is no guide but the information points are very informative.

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Thank emily b
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Blessed with a perfect Sunday evening' weather at the end of October this was idyllic . Dramatic , atmospheric and beautiful . Fabulous views . And they do a lot of interesting things here e.g a scary history eve for Halloween . Loved it .

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Interesting and historic location. Have been here on many occasions but it never loses it appeal, Worth a visit.

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Whitby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Despite the less-than-stellar weather my friend and I spent a fascinating couple of hours exploring this site earlier today. From medieval monks to shipwrecked sailors to First World War gunners, this site has been home to a huge cross-section of society and seen more action than many other similar sites combined. As we left with minds fizzing with inspiration a... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We had a good afternoon visiting this Priory, it sits on the headland of Tynemouth bay,.we found the shop a little expensive but they sold dome lovely gooseberry and elderflower jam,.!

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Very well situated looking out over the North Sea at the mouth of the River Tyne, the views on the sunny day that we visited were grand. The staff were helpful, the display boards were interesting, and the buildings and grounds well worth a visit for a couple of hours.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

historic old ruins, in the beautifully located Tynemouth. three kings buried here,so if your'e into your ald saxon history then its a must visit

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Cuauhtemoc, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Beautiful ruins with a great view of the north east coast, the town also offers a wide variety of restaurants so you can spend great time in this nice place.

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Raleigh, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I toured the castle and priory with my wife and grandson. We toured these ruins on a gray day in September. There is a gift shop where you buy your tickers, and then you are allowed to tour the ruins on your own. There are some explanatory placards in the ruins to give you some context. It is a beautiful... More 

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