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Tynemouth Castle and Priory

Tynemouth, Tynemouth NE30 4BZ, England
44-191-257-1090
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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Tynemouth
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Castles, Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

amazing place! having grew up in tynemouth this place has been a major part of my childhood and its still standing in full glory on the cliff top. Children will love looking around this place, the gift shop is perfect as well for children who want to buy things to become a knight or a princess. Lots to see and... More

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England
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227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We loved the castle and priory. We are English Heritage members so it was free to go inside, but I think it would have been worth the entrance fee. Sometimes these places are just a few old stones, here there was a lot to see. Signs marked out the main parts of the priory and the church. The history was... More

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stockton on tees
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

Went here with my grandkids who are 6 and 4.....they absolutely loved it....all that area to run around and play in....the views are spectacular and are worth the entrance fee alone...all for just 4.80....fantastic value....would visit again even if we weren't English heritage members.

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Choose a bright sunny day to visit and enjoy the views out over to South Shields and the North Sea.There is a lovely little one room sized old church to sit inside, but don't expect to be staying for long as there is only so much to see. You may feel a little ripped off by the entrance fee in... More

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I can only advices not to pay for enter the ruins as it is not worth the ridiculously overpriced entry fee. The only reason to enter is to get a different view of the sea and the coastline but you got this outside. It is spacious but children will be bored. It is what it is, a ruined castle and... More

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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Great place to take the kids and spend a few hours on a sunny day exploring the castle and prior ruins, and there's plenty of space to have a picnic. With views of the river Tyne and the north east coast you'll see canoeists and surfers in the water.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The priory and castle are great and should be visited if you are in the North East of England. It is run by English Heritage (and if you are in the UK for a long time you should definitely consider a membership!) and is kept up very well. You can go into the main building (the gatehouse). Beyond that is... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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184 attraction reviews
433 helpful votes 433 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The priory is an old seaside ruin/castle with a big history, a stunning site dominating from almost any vantage point in Tynemouth.

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Northampton
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We decided to travel and see the northumberland coast after watching Robson Greens Programme.I cant get over how friendly the people are here.My wife and I struck up many conversations with people who seemed to really care.Tynemouth is a beautiful place with stunning heritage.The castle is very impressive and the history demonstrates how many characters of history came from this... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Beautiful historic building along the northumbrian coast line stunning views and beach and lovely town centre with a lot of cafes bars and resturants and alot of historical sites like the priory also boasting lovely beach walks and several friendly dog friendly locals.

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