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Tynemouth Priory & Castle

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Great ruins

Tynemouth castle and priory is set on a stunning scenic headland, the ruins of the old priory are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Worth walking to with the kids

We ventured here after moving around the shops. It's right on the seafront and surprisingly huge... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Tynemouth, Tynemouth NE30 4BZ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Tynemouth castle and priory is set on a stunning scenic headland, the ruins of the old priory are stunning and the history that surrounds this location is fascinating.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We ventured here after moving around the shops. It's right on the seafront and surprisingly huge when you get up to it. Pleanyunof kids and dogs playing in the flat surrounds which used to be the most.

Thank Rubybirkenhead
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time visiting Tynemouth. NIce place with lots of history as it sits in the coast adjacent to the river Tyne. Lots of nice coffee shops and a great beach Glad I popped there

Thank John J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely area, close to the beach. Lots of restaurants and cafes nearby. Well worth visiting if you are in the area

Thank _selee51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a good couple of hours at the priory. Favourites were the view out to sea, the castle ruins and the stained windows. Also fascinating to learn about the soldiers based there during the wars to protect the coast and the mouth of the Tyne....More

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a stunning venue for concerts, as witnessed by the festival every year, but when not hosting stars it is also a great place for the family to while away a few quiet hours. As for the kids, it's a ruined castle after all...More

Thank Normski49
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a wonderful couple of hours exploring the history and the remains of this place. So much history covered; from the original bronze age settlers, to the early Christian missionaries, to the monastic and feudal settlements, to the dissolution of the monastery and the Civil...More

Thank andrew y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

not bad you see what you see the only time to go when they got the knights on it fun the kids will love that but there nothing it boring looking at walls

Thank davidwise162
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The site in entrusted to the national trust who have in these days of overzealous safety officers have felt the need to festoon the site with warning signs which rather despoil these ruins. There seams to be several waves of defences through the ages. On...More

1  Thank Kniptonian
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Came here to see what was a fabulous display by the Plantagenant Knights , great fun. Tynemouth itself was very busy but the Castle was not I feel English Heritage maybe needed to promote this better. Maybe having some of the Knights parade out front...More

Thank Paul R
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15 May 2018|
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Response from chris e | Reviewed this property |
As long as you park on street it's good
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Response from Topman4 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is no charge and you will get some good photos.
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!