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Tynemouth Priory & Castle

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Address: Tynemouth, Tynemouth NE30 4BZ, England
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+44 191 257 1090

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imagine in a clear and shiny day, you walk a long way belong the beach on sand and pedestrian, most of your view is the sea, the town and people. Suddenly, you see an old history... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Mai P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

imagine in a clear and shiny day, you walk a long way belong the beach on sand and pedestrian, most of your view is the sea, the town and people. Suddenly, you see an old history castle by the beach, you would be attracted to that. It will make you stay back for a while.

Thank Mai P
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is only good if you like Rats!! I saw quite a few when I was there and am not impressed with it.

Thank JR1948
Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Simply stellar spot to be and look out and around at the water and beyond. Free. In and near a lovely area of simply beautiful buildings, churches, pubs and small restaurants.

Thank Mark D
Selsey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

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 

Thank David R
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

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.

Thank emily b
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 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.

Thank Carolyn S
Whitby, United Kingdom
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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,.!

Thank 151Becky
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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