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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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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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West Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

We came across this by accident. So very glad we did. Really interesting with so something to suit everyone. Not just the castle but the cemetery, priority, world war links & the views. Will definitely visit again

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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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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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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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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