TYNEMOUTH PRIORY and CASTLE

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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.

Region/Nation
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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