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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 2014
Type: Castles, Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My 4 year old loved running round these ruins. For those complaining on here that there isn't much to see don't really get its a ruin that's hundreds of years old which is why it's an interest not how much of it is still complete and how many rooms you can go in. Trying to identify the ruin and what... More

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York, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Lots of medieval as well as 20th century history here to enjoy. The WW1 exhibit on the guns defending the mouth of the Tyne was very interesting. Highly recommended.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Tynemouth village serves this great historical building, great day out, just 5 mins walk from Tynemouth metro.

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Tynemouth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We had an amazing day out at the Tynemouth Food Fare that was held in the Grounds of Tynemouth Castle and Priory. Even if the Food Fare is not on (held once a year) the Grounds, Castle and Priory are well worth a visit. Children love visiting the ruins and learning about the history. There is the opportunity to take... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Whilst on holiday in the area we visited here - myself, my partner and our children aged 6,3,1. We found it very interesting, was a lovely sunny day which was a bonus. Nothing to do with the priory itself but there was loads of flies buzzing around which was a bit off putting. My 6 year old loved the cannons... More

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56 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

This English Heritage managed property is set on the headland overlooking Tynemouth harbour. Hidden behind the castle walls are the remains of an abbey steeped in history. Signs of a more recent use of the castle as a form of defence are visible with the presence of a second world war gun emplacement. Spectacular views from all directions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Took the opportunity of visiting the Food Festival at Tynemouth Castle and Priory on Sunday 11th May 2014. The weather was abysmal, but the food stalls certainly made it worth a visit. Living in Whitley Bay one takes this attraction very much for granted. However, the site is steeped in history - three Kings are buried on this headland (2... More

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Tynemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

A wonderful site, full of history for 900 years. The EH shop is good, too. Buy a book on the castle and priory so you can get a real feel for it.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

A lot bigger on the inside than it looks from outside. Remains of old Priory really spectacular . Was once a look out post during the war and still has large guns in place looking out to sea. Wall that surrounds it is fairly steep on one side, giving good views to the beach below. Definitely a must if your... More

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The Priory was a great place to visit but it was in an environment of lovely cafes and restaurants which made it an extremely nice place to visit . With its fish restaurants on the quayside to the bustling Front street.

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