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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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Paid a visit to the Castle and Priory ruins and found it to be a really lovely site to spend some time - peaceful and atmospheric. The site is large and open with plenty of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Bisley, United Kingdom
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Bisley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Paid a visit to the Castle and Priory ruins and found it to be a really lovely site to spend some time - peaceful and atmospheric. The site is large and open with plenty of different areas to explore. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable and keen to share their understanding of the site. Just a pity that the old coastguard... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Picturesque and interesting ruins in a great location on the North East coast. The beautiful chapel was the highlight for me. But the ruins themselves are worth seeing if only to conjure up what an impressive building this must have been in its heyday. It's had an interesting history since too. Lovely views from both sides of the Priory. Free... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A very historic site with knowledgable and friendly staff. Well worth a visit at any time but please contact the site to get a schedule of what events they have on beforehand as they host some great events like the "clash of Knights" recently

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I used to go to Tynemouth and explore the Priory at least once a year with my dad as a child. Visited again with him recently this summer, and the attraction is even more impressive than I remembered. The two buildings are now mainly ruins - but that means lots of potential for running around and exploring nooks and crannies...... More 

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A great balance of History and learning in a beautiful surrounding. Not free, but not too pricey for the family. lots to see inside

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West Yorkshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Worth a visit, the WW1 gun emplacement & magazine chamber is interesting. The fact that there was a Medieval enactment group engaged in a knights' melee lent some added atmosphere to the visit.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

A beautiful relic from our past that's well maintained by the trust. Well worth a visit and a gorgeous clean, sheltered beach beneath, perfect for a picnic and the local coffee shops are not to expensive x

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Newcastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

A yearly event held in Front street and the Castle grounds, well worth a full day to visit. all free apart from the entertaitment in the castle.

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Manchester UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The £7 entry fee to the castle was well worth the money, but don't bother paying to see the Priory ! St Mary's Church well worth a visit as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This was an amazing place to visit and the history is great. It took us about 2 hours to see everything and well worth the entry price.It was £4.99 an adult and free if you are a member of English heritage. There are toilets there and plenty of sitting areas when dry. Lots of information boards explaining everything you need... More 

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