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Tynemouth Priory & Castle

Tynemouth, Tynemouth NE30 4BZ, England
+44 191 257 1090
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Tom Odell at Tynemouth Priory & Castle

What an amazing setting for a summer festival. The ruins are absolutely stunning; overlooking the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Laura S
via mobile
Step back into multiple stages of history and a spectacular coastline

The priory is at the very mouth of the Tyne. The property has the very faint remains of an 8-9th... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David D
Rome, Italy
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Tynemouth, Tynemouth NE30 4BZ, England
+44 191 257 1090
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What an amazing setting for a summer festival. The ruins are absolutely stunning; overlooking the sea to the left and the lighthouse to the right. On a separate note the festival itself was brilliant. Very well organised, not too many people in one area and...More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The priory is at the very mouth of the Tyne. The property has the very faint remains of an 8-9th century church, some striking remains of an 11th century basilica, the outlines of the monastic priory, and the fort used during the wars. The views...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Picturesque town , worth a look around too, Priory & Castle is a good place for all to visit , stunning views that are only marred by the ugly eighties lifeguard lookout base (now unused). No parking on site (unless blue badge holder) , but...More

1  Thank Phil C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oh my what a gig, and the venue couldn't have been any better, full house but not like sardines in a tin, spacious, set up wonderfully, great weather, and it was just a perfect occasion, very scenic and a lot of history in the area...More

Thank sancayetanocelt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinating ruins with incredible views out to sea. Beautiful stained glass in the chapel. Not great for young children as there are sheer drops.

Thank Su L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really beautiful piece of history here. Staff are friendly and informative. This gorgeous place steeped in history and wonderment. There is a small charge which is reinvested into maintaining the ruins. Also it is possible to gift aid your donation to provide them with...More

Thank Heliosdieu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an English Heritage site and the ticket lady asked me “How old are you madam?” I don’t really care about that kind of stuff, but that question is never asked in the US so I was a bit thrown off. I sort of...More

1  Thank vickiebypass
Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

Well presented and maintained by English Heritage. Romantic and photogenic ruins. Good sea views. Limited shelter on a wet day.

Thank Beccib21
Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

When in Tynemouth the children wanted to explore the castle. It was a beautiful day so why not. We learned that the Castle is on a rocky headland (known as Pen Bal Crag). The moated castle-towers, gatehouse and keep are combined with the ruins of...More

Thank Dr_Waugh
Reviewed June 4, 2017

Going inside isn't much different from looking at it outside. It's just a ruin with not much to see. If you've got a membership definitely stop in but if you have a pay an entry fee you may feel a bit disappointed.

Thank ldye
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June 28, 2015|
Response from zdb86 |
You could walk right up to the gates and take photos and also walk part of the perimeter. There is no accommodation within the Castle or Priory grounds.
June 28, 2015|
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Response from hsasmith | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are and it's easy to get to from Newcastle city centre if you would prefer to stay in newcastle