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Tynemouth Priory & Castle

Tynemouth, Tynemouth NE30 4BZ, England
+44 191 257 1090
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The abbey was interesting to look at and the view of the ocean was beautiful. It was and enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Henderson, Nevada, United States

We were in the north east for the great North run. Decided to go over to the coast on the Saturday... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Helen B
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Tynemouth, Tynemouth NE30 4BZ, England
+44 191 257 1090
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The abbey was interesting to look at and the view of the ocean was beautiful. It was and enjoyed adventure.

Thank ChrisAMetcalf
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were in the north east for the great North run. Decided to go over to the coast on the Saturday. The priory was a beautiful site to explore. The views from here are stunning. We even were lucky enough to go up the lighthouse.

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place not to miss in this area! The history of the priory is fascinating. Children can walk and climb all over the exhibit. You learn about Tynemouth history, religion, and the military. There is a clean restroom, a gift shop, and a...More

Thank Helen A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best parking is past the entrance and down the hill. It is free for a normal length of visit, although it is a steep climb to the Priory. The remains are interesting, but the great feature is the wonderful views over the Tyne. The little...More

Thank Brian R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

impressive ruins of a church and a castle, unfortunately there is also a 'new' building within the site. still worth the visit on a clear day as you can also enjoy the beautiful coastline. information about the place is provided here & there, but for...More

Thank Didi N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I arrived in Tynemouth, I saw a sign for short stay car park. I drove down a steep road and went right, as it said it was free. As it was a Saturday morning, the sign said it would be free all day. During...More

Thank ste141
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You drive through the small town, right up to the seafront. In September, on a weekday, there was plenty parking space. Once through the gate you have a lovely walk through the ruines. Nice views, both of the sea and the coastline. Nearby are other...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a super location. Beautiful views of the coastline. It is a shame that 20th century military buildings co-exist with the historical site but it is what it is.

Thank fssutton1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This attraction is a ruin and much of it can be seen from outside the pay desk. It's well worth paying the entry fee though as the atmosphere and lost grandeur can only be appreciated from within. It's virtually all open air so pick a...More

Thank Kaycee J
Reviewed 9 September 2017

well worth a visit very friendly staff lots to do and see from the priory to the story of the guns inthe two wars it was great to see how the men work in a small space loading up the guns and the castle might...More

Thank neilwray
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29 June 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.
29 June 2015|
Response from GintNic | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can go up to where the entry is and get some fabulous photos, also, where the parking areas are allow for some great shots!
28 June 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