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Tynemouth Priory & Castle

Tynemouth, Tynemouth NE30 4BZ, England
+44 191 257 1090
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Beautiful scenery.

You drive through the small town, right up to the seafront. In September, on a weekday, there was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Peter M
Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
via mobile

What a super location. Beautiful views of the coastline. It is a shame that 20th century military... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ithaca, New York
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Tynemouth, Tynemouth NE30 4BZ, England
+44 191 257 1090
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Reviewed 4 days 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 5 days 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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a rather small castle in comparison to the others. you can have a great view of the castle from the outside. the inner side that you need to pay to enter is bout the same as any other castle, in ruins. you can just...More

Thank Sufi S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to go and enjoy the sun on a Hot day.View on either side is awesome and just to catch some sun around the structure itself was nice.Just by looking at it you can already see a bit of history.Free Parking was displayed as...More

Thank Jesus L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good look round . The position is very significant and this is why the castle was placed here, also the gun inplacement during the war. It started to pour with rain while we were there and we cut short a very interesting visit....More

Thank Angela W
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Quite a variety of things to see here: ancient ruined abbey, fortifications against land attacks and more modern (WW1, WW2) fortifications against sea attack. A good place to visit on a dry day, not much shelter in the rain.

Thank Colin_Cameron1
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Nice enough historical place, to go for walk around,but in effect a ruin, with some lovely views over the sea.

Thank author55
Reviewed 18 August 2017

As castles go, this is a bit of a ruin but it still has that steeped in history feel and the views from the castle mount across the Tyne towards South Shields and beyond are stunning. Worth a trip and don't forget the aquarium and...More

Thank Jimbo732
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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.
28 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