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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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Costly castle but excellent for exploring

We visited Tynemouth on a cold, blustery but sunny day. We only explored the castle from the outside, as it would've cost us £20 to get in! (1 adult ticket was about £8.95). The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We visited Tynemouth on a cold, blustery but sunny day. We only explored the castle from the outside, as it would've cost us £20 to get in! (1 adult ticket was about £8.95). The scenery is spectacular and the views from around and below the castle are breath-taking. I'd recommend walking out onto the pier just behind the castle to... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

we visited the castle and priory one afternoon although cold and windy on the cliff top we did not notice as you took in the history. this in its time must have been a fanastic place, the ruins give you a sense of that. great information in place and stunning views, even cliff top guns to view and walk round,... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

A very atmospheric English Heritage ruin, although the site was in use right up until the 1980s. You can watch the waves smashing over the breakwater on a windy day and there are some interesting artefacts in the visitor centre - look out for the brooch with a man's eye popping out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We arrived late evening just before it got dark n I have to say it is gorgeous. The walk to the castle was just brilliant and it was close to Newcastle and we got the day saver metro card so it is really convenient. You could spend the day walking around enjoying the sights and history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

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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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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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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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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