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“Relaxing views” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tynemouth Castle and Priory

Tynemouth Castle and Priory
Tynemouth, Tynemouth NE30 4BZ, England
44-191-257-1090
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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Tynemouth
Type: Castles, Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“Relaxing views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We visited Tynemouth Priory on 31st July and decided to relax and sit on the wall overlooking the sea and were pleasantly surprised to see at the foot of the Priory a small, sandy beach sheltered by Cliffs & grassy banks.

The Beach is called King Edwards Bay and is an ideal sheltered bay for young children and adults to enjoy the clear water.

During our visit at 11am besides children playing in the sea a gentleman was floating in the sea whilst reading what appeared to be a newspaper (shows how calm the water was)

There are steps and paths leading down to the Beach (no problem for Buggies, wheel chairs, mobility scooters etc.)
There was a Portaloo toilet but his was locked, however there are toilets at the top next to the entrance to the Priory.
As Tynemouth is difficult for parking you can park along East street which overlooks the beach the charge is 80p per hour

Dogs are banned from the Beach from 1st May to 30th September.

We were extremely pleased to find this beautiful bay and will visit again soon; with swim wear

Visited July 2013
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“stunning castle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This is a very interesting castle to visit,set on a cliff above the entrance to tynemouth,the views are great and there is also an old world war 2 battery unit,within the castle ground which showns the castle grounds were used long after the castle was not lived in.It is a great way to while away a couple of hours and as the castle is at the bottom of front street in Tynemouth,there is a vast amount of outlets for food and refreshements are never very far away.

Visited August 2012
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“fantastic views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Really interesting. Lots of great history that you don't expect - 3 kings are buried there. Staff are really friendly. Choose a day with decent weather to visit as there isn't anywhere to get under cover. If you take a picnic and aren't in a rush it is good to sit and watch the comings and goings in river / entrance to the Tyne. Look at the Port of Tyne site to see what ships are on the move.

Visited July 2013
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“Old Ruin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Just above the long sands at Tynemouth this is a great old Ruin to visit, great views of the Mouth of the Tyne, and again with all the pubs and shops a good day out.

Visited July 2013
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“Lovely grounds and ruin”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Not much of a castle or priory I'm afraid, it was all dismantled over the years and the stones used elsewhere. Real shame as it is a fantastic location on the cliffs overlooking the mouth of the Tyne at Tynemouth in north Tyneside. Good place to go for a day out, you have to pay for entry or belong to one of the heritage clubs. Great walk around the grounds, see the priory, graves, cliffs, the old gunnery bunkers on the cliff, etc. highly recommended, just a shame they can't rebuild a bit more.

Visited August 2012
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