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Tynemouth Priory & Castle

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Address: Tynemouth, Tynemouth NE30 4BZ, England
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Fascinating

This place is a fascinating mix of ancient and modern. I was expecting an old priory but got so much more. The history of the 2nd world war here is most interesting, with loads to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Gary H
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a fascinating mix of ancient and modern. I was expecting an old priory but got so much more. The history of the 2nd world war here is most interesting, with loads to see and learn about. It's well worth a quick visit - plus the views from the site are fabulous.

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Thank Gary H
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just walked around the outskirts as heading down to Tynemouth Pier - but what a stunning view at the mouth of the Tyne when looking back from the Pier. Tynemouth is a great little "village".

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Thank sleep007
Bedale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited today with our dog. We are English Heritage members We have ancestors who married at the Priory church in the 1800s so had a personal interest in seeing it Lovely walk and views with a combination of ancient and more recent history as there are gun emplacements there too Great view out to sea There are toilets and... More 

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Thank Pauline G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

imagine in a clear and shiny day, you walk a long way belong the beach on sand and pedestrian, most of your view is the sea, the town and people. Suddenly, you see an old history castle by the beach, you would be attracted to that. It will make you stay back for a while.

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Thank Mai P
Northumberland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2017

This place is only good if you like Rats!! I saw quite a few when I was there and am not impressed with it.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

Simply stellar spot to be and look out and around at the water and beyond. Free. In and near a lovely area of simply beautiful buildings, churches, pubs and small restaurants.

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Selsey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Lived in Tynemouth all my early life and on a recent visit found that since English Heritage have taken over that gates to the grounds, outside of the Priory, are locked when the Priory is closed. As a child and teenager we used to play in the moat or just walk around the outer walls, such a shame that everyone... More 

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

Me and my husband visited the priory, whilst we were on holiday. We were so impressed with the history offered and the amazing views. There is no guide but the information points are very informative.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Blessed with a perfect Sunday evening' weather at the end of October this was idyllic . Dramatic , atmospheric and beautiful . Fabulous views . And they do a lot of interesting things here e.g a scary history eve for Halloween . Loved it .

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Interesting and historic location. Have been here on many occasions but it never loses it appeal, Worth a visit.

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