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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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Brilliant - take a picnic, spend the day....

Fantastic ruins - history if you are interested but lots of ruins to climb on and hide in if you are younger. Lots of grassy banks to roll down. The graveyard is a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Rae L
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic ruins - history if you are interested but lots of ruins to climb on and hide in if you are younger. Lots of grassy banks to roll down. The graveyard is a great playground for young children. There are also the WW2 battlements to explore and cannon to fire. You could easily spend a day here enjoying the view.

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Whitley Bay, England, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth it, give it a try.Even a look around the old grave stones is interesting in itself. But there is a lot more to see than that.

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Thank Brian T
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice ruins of the Tynemouth Castle and Priory. Right next to the coast where River Tyne reaches the Sea.

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Thank Leandro P
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163 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are great views from the Priory. A place with a lot of History. It's worth buying a guide as in truth the ruins themselves although impressive tell you little. Well worth a wander around.

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Thank Craig S
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the priory you are going to see a real shift in time from the very old to the very new, there are world war 2 gun emplacements and a battery. Some of the grave stones go back a thousand years and the views of the sea, river and Tynemouth are second to non. It is english heritage and if... More 

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Thank Millzy85
Bolton, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

If you go anywhere go here!!!!! The views, the people, the place! It's mesmerising and beautiful especially on a sunny day!!!!!! Open air concert was fab, relaxed and HAPPY!

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Thank DottyDoris
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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365 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Sat above the lovely King Edward's Bay the priory is an imposing and impressive site in a lovely village

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Worth travelling to from Durham, English Heritage beautiful priory where St Oswins bones were found, surrounded by Victorian gravestones. Amazing on a sunny day when the light catches the sandstones. Lovely long sandy beaches nearby. Great fish and chips in the town

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Thank FJT2013
Tynemouth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

I was born in Tynemouth but live overseas now. I miss home a lot and frequently travel back to visit family and friends and I miss the area very much! It is over a 1000 years old and hosts The Mouth Of The Tyne Festival annually, I try to attend every year! Very historic, beautiful, interesting and draws me back... More 

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Newcastle
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Lovely place to wander around in good weather especially if you like sea views. Historical explanations are not too taxing - not masses of reading to do - a plus sometimes! Compact guide book available for 3.50 and ticket price of 4.90 represented good value for money. We spent a couple of hours wandering about. Atmospheric ruins which you can... More 

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