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Tynemouth Priory & Castle

Tynemouth, Tynemouth NE30 4BZ, England
+44 191 257 1090
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Amazing Day Out

Stunning views, intriguing architecture with something for everyone. The history is amazing, the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Lovely place

Great castle, nice view at the beach. Great place to look around, learn some historical facts and... read more

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Tynemouth, Tynemouth NE30 4BZ, England
+44 191 257 1090
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stunning views, intriguing architecture with something for everyone. The history is amazing, the ruins have been kept beautifully.

Thank GintNic
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great castle, nice view at the beach. Great place to look around, learn some historical facts and enjoy the view from the sight.

Thank Rensst
Reviewed 2 days ago

Hubby grew up in the area but has never previously been here. The castle ruins (where the entrance is) are interesting to explore and you get some great views of the priory ruins. The priory ruins are stunning and very interesting to explore. The role...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Dropped into the priory for the mediaeval combat weekend... Great performances - the surgeon and wise woman were really great at getting the perspectives across! The combat between knights was incredible - I'm hoping they only went home with bruises!

Thank Stuart B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a breezey Sunday while in Tyne mouth. Quite easy to spend a couple of hours here, my little boy loves the cannons and guns and exploring the ruins. It's English heritage site so the entry fees are a standard price I think but...More

Thank Motherland
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our two young children for a look round and thoroughly enjoyed it. There was an event on with re-enactments by knights; archery, jousting etc., which caught the imagination of the children. However, visit probably would not have been so interesting for the kids...More

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a fantastic 2 hours here, thoroughly enjoyed it, can highly recommend , children enjoyed the space to run around while the adults took in the history

Thank Jade B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted something to do for an hour and this was nearby. It cost less than £11 for the two of us to get it. The views were fantastic from the priory. There are lots of ruins to look round. It is perfect to do...More

Thank Lorna W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stumbled on this spot while walking through Tynemouth. It is an amazing site including a castle, the remains of a priory and cathedral that are hard to imagine. There is also a more modern military component and a cemetery dating fromt...More

Thank PVA0211
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is well worth a visit. From Newcastle it is £5 return on the metro. The town is gorgeous and this spot crowns the experience

Thank Adrian B
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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