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Tynemouth Castle and Priory

Tynemouth, Tynemouth NE30 4BZ, England
44-191-257-1090
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Tynemouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

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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84 reviews 84 reviews
48 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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304 reviews 304 reviews
110 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
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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Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

its a great place to visit steeped in history and not miles off the car park the whole area of Tynemouth is well worth a trip and a great fish and chip restaurant at the fish quay.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Absolutely mortified that after a walk around the outside of the castle, the young lady on the front desk wanted me to pay the £4.80 entrance fee for me to take my 3 year old daughter to use the toilet! She then suggested that I took her to the public toilets up the road, which happened to be absolutely disgusting.... More

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West Yorkshire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

We came across this by accident. So very glad we did. Really interesting with so something to suit everyone. Not just the castle but the cemetery, priority, world war links & the views. Will definitely visit again

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The views are amazing across the bay to Cullercoats, Tynemouth and the North Sea. The priory is a ruin but there is a small chapel with a roof on. We went on a sunny but windy day and plenty of people had taken picnics to eat in the shade and shelter. There is a small gift shop and toilets. Its... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is a well managed site with strategically placed information boards; we enjoyed especially the little chapel which is still intact.

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Gateshead
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Had never visited the priory before, but was really impressed. The scenery is beautiful and learning about the history of the area was fascinating. Could have spent a little bit longer there but it was freezing cold and blowing a gale! Staff in the shop were lovely and asked us about our visit. I must admit I thought it was... More

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