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Tynemouth Castle and Priory

Tynemouth, Tynemouth NE30 4BZ, England
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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, England, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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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98 reviews 98 reviews
58 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

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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105 reviews 105 reviews
55 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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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
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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