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Tynemouth Priory & Castle

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Address: Tynemouth, Tynemouth NE30 4BZ, England
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+44 191 257 1090

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Lovely Day Out

I went here with my young family, my two boys loved it. It was a gorgeous sunny day, we had some lovely views over the cliff tops and bays. It's a nice place to visit and is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mike H
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I went here with my young family, my two boys loved it. It was a gorgeous sunny day, we had some lovely views over the cliff tops and bays. It's a nice place to visit and is good for two young lively boys to run around. I wish we'd taken a picnic to have inside the castle as it is... More 

Thank Mike H
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very well maintained site with ruins from the castle, priory, monastry and church (with stained glass windows). There were also some WWII gun turrets too. We are English Heritage members (which is helpful in this area of the country) so its very cost effective as a Member to wander around the sites for the building ruins but also for the... More 

Thank Maud180291
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved it here. Came because my 14 year-old son is obsessed with castles, but my wife, five-year old and I really enjoyed it too. It is old-fashioned as a museum - posters to read and no interactive technology (it is all the better for that). We went on bank holiday Monday and they did have a treasure hunt and... More 

Thank C3722MBmarkb
Leeds, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Tynemouth Castle purely as a result of watching Michael Roux hidden restaurants as wanted to visit Ricks fish shack. However we'd just become English Heritage members so combined the visit to the castle at the same time The young man at the visitors reception was very helpful (dark hair and glasses) There is a lot to see and lots... More 

Thank PatSp1
London, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Definitely try to visit on a sunny day as the views out to see and the beaches are lovely and some great walks nearby. Fascinating piece of history from mediaeval days to more recent WWII times, well maintained as you would expect and very atmospheric. A pretty town with nice cafes and coffee shops nearby and great beaches.

Thank Tuftynut
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its a typical English heritage site : Well maintained, with a good shop, toilets etc. Plenty there to keep you occupied for a couple of hours. Picnic tables available for a snacks with a cracking view !

Thank Anthony A
Durham, England, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being a member of English Heritage we had to visit tynemouth priory & castle. They had easter hunt on which kept the kids and the big kid entertained. Fantastic friendly staff, a definite for any person interested in history.

Thank Rob D
County Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent nearly two hours at this wonderful castle then headed to Rileys Fish Shack on the neighboring King Edwards Beach for truly irresistible Monkish wraps. Yum !

Thank Shirley5677
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I just loved it here, there was a bit of everything. Abbey ruins, the WW history and the stained glass windows - what can I say, they were amazing, but it helped that it was sunny during our visit.

Thank kpnuts2307
Jarrow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The priory and castle share a wonderful site on the headland at the end of Tynemouth village. Unique in Northern castles, it is next to beaches, eateries and shopping This was the resting place of 2 kings of Northumbria, Oswin and Osred. and of Malcolm, King of Scotland. The views are over the North Sea, King Edward's Bay and South... More 

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