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TYNEMOUTH PRIORY and CASTLE

TYNEMOUTH PRIORY and CASTLE
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.

Location/Address: Pier Road
Tynemouth
County: Tyne and Wear
Post Code: NE30 4BZ
Main Historic Period: Medieval
Tip/Nearby: Collingwood Monument is a short walk. Less than an hour from Newcastle upon Tyne.
Primary Management: English Heritage
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