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Tynemouth Castle and Priory

Address: Tynemouth, Tynemouth NE30 4BZ, England
Phone Number: 44-191-257-1090
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Ranked #3 of 14 Attractions in Tynemouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural

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Denver, Colorado
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152 reviews 152 reviews
38 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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Rotterdam
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Lovely historic site, oldest bits dating back to the 11th century. Stunning views of the Tynemouth coast line as well as a lovely view from the gate house down to Main Street. Friendly staff. Grounds partly accessible for wheelchair users.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This was my second visit to the Scary Tales that has become an annual event at Tynemouth Priory. A 9 pm start so nice and dark. The howling winds added to an atmospheric setting as we wandered among the graves listening to the tales from long ago. The actors were enjoying themselves and gave a great performance. Thoroughly enjoyable evening.... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

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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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

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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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
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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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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