Tynemouth Priory and Castle

Tynemouth Priory and Castle Tynemouth Priory and Castle Tynemouth Priory and Castle

Tynemouth Castle and Priory on the coast of North East England was once one of the largest fortified areas in England. Overlooking the North Sea and the River Tyne, it dominates the headland. With its 2000 year history and beautiful views it is the perfect location for a family fun day out.

The interactive 'Life in the Stronghold' exhibition takes you on an exciting journey. It tells the story of the site from its original beginnings as an Anglo-Saxon settlement, an Anglican monastery, a royal castle, artillery fort and a coastal defence. The newly refurbished battery gun was designed to defend the Tyne in the First and Second World Wars and can be explored.

Don't Miss

  • The 'Life in the Stronghold' exhibition
  • The beautiful and tranquil 13th century chapel
  • The newly restored gun battery
  • The fantastic views overlooking the river Tyne and the North Sea

Events At Tynemouth Priory and Castle

  • World War One - Tynemouth Castle

    Members' Event

    Tue 14 Oct

    Join Curator Mark Douglas for a tour of Tynemouth Castle looking at the World War One history of the site and the stories it holds.

Prices and opening times


Pier Road, Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear - NE30 4BZ (Directions)


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