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Tynemouth Castle and Priory

Tynemouth, Tynemouth NE30 4BZ, England
44-191-257-1090
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Tynemouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Walking along the coast line from whitley bay you can see on the coastal edge Tynemouth Priory, as you come closer to the priory you will see that it has many different features, the entrance is surrounded by the moat that is very visible , you can almost see what it would have been like when first built, the building... More

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Haacht, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The Tynemouth Priory was built on a superb position overlooking the Tyne river and the sea. Now not much remains of the Priory, only the Percy Chantry and the Gatehouse are still less or more intact. But the ruins of this priory on this headland surrounded by the sea are quite beautiful. Besides the priory, there are also a lot... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The most enriched experince you can have you cant get anybetter it is the best and the graves are soonish intresting.

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Had a day out on the Metro from Newcastle to visit a site I've not been to since I was a kid! There's not a great deal to see unless you're prepared to use you're imagination and have a feel for these things although the restored magazine was interesting - pity they can't put all the guns back and make... More

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Loved the views and the historical connections with Northumbrianm kings and saints. Interesting ruins and heelpful staff

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Tynemouth is an upmarket seafront resort. It has a good selection of bars and places to eat and some great places to visit if you just fancy a coffee. It also has some good quirky novelty shops and also some historical places of interest.There's also a very good beach if the weathers fine but you do have to access some... More

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

While this Castle and Priory are mostly in ruins, it is a very interesting place with lovely views. There is a lot of history here. One can still see the layout of the priory with placards to tell you what was there so one can imagine how it must have appeared in its day. This area was also a fortification... More

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Stotfold, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I find it difficult to decide whether the 'reuse' of this site is good or bad. There is still quite a lot of the original priory and castle remaining but the military use over the 19th and 20th centuries have down significant damage to the original site. However, there is quite a degree of useful information on how the site... More

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