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History in stone

Well worth a look at this impressive carved stone statue looking out over the mouth of the mighty... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jfenzy1
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Hua Hin, Thailand
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we enjoyed our walk along the front to the monument, if you walk further on, it takes you to the... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
mac12397
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Brampton, United Kingdom
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All reviews great man local hero north bank fitting tribute local lad fish quay situated high great viewing point worth a visit short walk lovely walk across the river the cliff free car park stunning views trafalgar fleet
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Well worth a look at this impressive carved stone statue looking out over the mouth of the mighty river Tyne. A historical tribute to the achievements of Vice Admiral Collingwood for his victories alongside Admiral Nelson in the Napoleonic wars. A great piece of history...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

we enjoyed our walk along the front to the monument, if you walk further on, it takes you to the fish quay, a lovely walk with beautiful views.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mac12397
Reviewed 5 September 2018

A bit of an unsung hero is this chap, but he was celebrated as a hero almost as much as Nelson was. Of course he survived the battle whereas Nelson sadly didn't, so he is slightly lower down the hero status I suppose. But this...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Normski49
Reviewed 31 August 2018

It would seem churlish to rate this lower than “average”, given its location in a fairly quiet, and perhaps under-rated, part of the country. Nelson’s column in London, although much grander, gazes out over metropolitan concrete, whereas Collingwood does at least turn his gaze over...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Situated high up on the North bank of the River Tyne, just a few minutes walk from Tynemouth Priory, the North Pier and the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade Museum, stands this edifice to Lord Collingwood, offering an excellent viewpoint over the mouth of the River...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

With a good friend who was revisiting the place of his birth after many years. That made it all the more enjoyable. This is a great spot and was part of a good walk from Whitley Bay across to the Fish Dock.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 56stuart
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Well, a fitting tribute to the great man and what a view I have to say. This is not the first where cannon sit on hopelessly unrealistic stands. A useful diversion from Fish Quay.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank R N
Reviewed 20 May 2018

If you are going have a monument to commemorate someone famous, you should make it large enough and striking enough to catch the eye, and this beauty certainly does that. Set on a piece of high ground overlooking the sea, it is visible for miles...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed 9 April 2018

How many Collingwood Streets, Roads, Avenues are there in the UK? I can think of at least two close to where I live, I used to work in an office on one of them. But the association with a lad from the North East who...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank theis
Reviewed 8 April 2018

He stands aloof looking out across the river Tyne, surrounded by four cannon from his flagship The Royal Sovereign. The man who led the line against the French and Spanish fleet off Cape Trafalgar while Nelson could only look on. A monument worthy of this...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Brian M
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No, just the paved platform at the top of the steps.
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