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TYNEMOUTH PRIORY and CASTLE
The ruins of Tynemouth's Priory and Castle date from the 11th century and occupy a natural defensive position on a rocky headland. The priory is said to be the burial place of three kings, including St Oswin, King of Northumbria, and replaced a 7th century monastery destroyed by the Danes. The small, preserved, chapel of St Mary (aka the Percy Chapel) can also be seen, as can the remains of more modern coastal defences and the outside of abandoned post-war coastguard buildings.