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Tynemouth Castle and Priory

Address: Tynemouth, Tynemouth NE30 4BZ, England
Phone Number: 44-191-257-1090
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Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in Tynemouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Castles, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Castles, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Visited the castle and priory on a recent trip to newcastle, stunning views across the north sea, the old watch tower does look abit out of place at the side of the castle ruins and it would be interesting if this was open for the public to explore! The cannons and guns facing out to see are spectacular, the eerie... More 

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Cheshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We called at the castle and priory late morning on a cold, but dry, January day. Almost all of the property is outside so not raining was good. We spent upwards of an hour going around using the well written guide (£3.50) and saw and interesting mixture of the ecclesiastical and military (ancient and modern). The staff were very helpful... More 

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bury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Arrived here after a walk along the prom.some good information boards available and a real sense of history surrounding the place ,great views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Beautiful. Sunday evening walk along the causeway. Stunning as the sun was setting. Castle fascinating and nice village with bars, restaurants and quirky shops. Well worth the relatively short drive from the hustle and bustle of the centre of Newcastle/Gateshead.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Tynemouth priory looks beautiful from any angle. Get yourself inside to see the true history, or in the summer there is a music festival inside. Iconic landmark that everyone should visit they're in the area.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Tynemouth was one of the best parts of our 14 day cruise. This is a lovely little town and a must visit when you are in the area. The old castle, the cute town, the ocean and shoreline and the great fish and chips. Don't miss this location.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Lovely historic site, oldest bits dating back to the 11th century. Stunning views of the Tynemouth coast line as well as a lovely view from the gate house down to Main Street. Friendly staff. Grounds partly accessible for wheelchair users.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This was my second visit to the Scary Tales that has become an annual event at Tynemouth Priory. A 9 pm start so nice and dark. The howling winds added to an atmospheric setting as we wandered among the graves listening to the tales from long ago. The actors were enjoying themselves and gave a great performance. Thoroughly enjoyable evening.... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I recently visited Tynemouth priory with some of my family members to attend a performance of Scarier Tales, I wasn't thrilled with the idea of wandering around the Priory after dark in the cold. However, my concerns we're soon displaced upon being drawn into the stories by the fantastic actors. It's not often you get the opportunity to visit places... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We very much enjoyed walking round this historic sight. Stunning views of the coastline and an interesting history.

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