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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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a favorite for my kids. They loved it when we lived there when they were younger and saw it with fresh eyes as teenagers! A great place to explore. And make sure to grab some Marshalls Fish and CHips to take and sit outside the castle to eat.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

On one site, there is a priory, castle, Army barracks, and gun emplacements, lovely views...a great place to take the kids or Grandma.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Not just castle but priory and world war 1 encampment with gun as well. Well worth a visit. I came but picnic area. Lovely views.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A great afternoon's experience, which is not immediately obvious from the outside. The whole site opens up upon entry and is a pleasing mix of the very ancient up to the second World War. Staff very informed and pleasant ..... a credit to English Heritage

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scotlland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The whole site is in the open and we were fortunate to have great weather. The Priory gives such a sense of our history coupled with helpful staff- great!

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Great area to potter about in and look at the river and sea. Interesting exhibits and helpful staff. Watching all the boats going out to sea nice and relaxing

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Arklow, Ireland
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

One of the most beautiful places I have been to in a long time. Lovely spot for a walk, a picnic, just to get away from the hustle and bustle. Great for kids and family.

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