Tynemouth Priory and Castle

Access at Tynemouth Priory and Castle

Access information for the site is listed below. For more information, or if you have particular access needs, please contact us before you visit. Please note that some facilities may require booking in advance.

Advanced Booking

You now need to book your timed-tickets in advance to Tynemouth Priory.

We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won't be able to visit without your booking confirmation.

If you're a Member your ticket will be free, but you still need to book.

The time shown on your ticket is the earliest you can arrive, and you can arrive at any point within an hour of that time. You're then welcome to stay for as long as you like.

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Mobility / Older Visitors
Accessible Toilets
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Adult Changing Area
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Handrails
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Easy-use Cutlery
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Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Wheelchair Loan
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Site Folders
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Dog Bowl and Toileting
Dog water bowl located by the admission point.
Wheelchair Access
Most parts accessed on firm, level path, except gun battery (limited access) and within gatehouse (steps at entrance). More steps inside. Access to priory via 40m of smooth grass; manual wheelchair users may wish to bring an assistant. Two wheelchairs are available on loan. Please call for details.
Entrance / Set Down
Visitors with limited mobility can be set down at the entrance.
Disabled Parking
Four disabled car spaces on site, approx. 50 metres from admission point. Please call to reserve. To access disabled drivers’ car park, drive up causeway from Front Street, through castle gatehouse and turn right.
OnSite Transport
No Information Available
Stairs
Steep steps to the gun battery. There is a ramp access to the Warrant Officer's house.
Lift Access
No Information Available
Seating And Restpoints
Rest points and picnic benches dotted around the edge of the site.
Pathways Surface And Gradients
Gravel paths, and a cobbled driveway underneath the Barbican. Most parts accessed on firm, level path, except gun battery and within gatehouse (steps at entrance).
Blind / Visually Impaired
Accessible Toilets
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Handrails
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Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Braille Guides
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Braille Signage
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Torches
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Sensory Experiences
No Information Available
Dog Bowl and Toileting
Dog water bowl located by the admission point.
Handling Objects
Selection of artefacts may be handled.
Audio Tours
No
Site Tours
No Information Available
Tactile Models
No Information Available
Areas Of Low Lighting
No Information Available
Colour Contrasts
No Information Available
Large Print
No Information Available
Deaf / Hard of Hearing
Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Vibrating Fire Alarms
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Tour Transcripts
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Film Subtitles
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BSL Tours
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Audio Installation Transcripts
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Dog Bowl and Toileting
Dog water bowl located by the admission point.
Induction Loops
Induction loop situated in the shop.
Learning Difficulties
Accessible Toilets
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Adult Changing Area
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Easy-use Cutlery
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Sensory Experiences
No Information Available
Handling Objects
Selection of artefacts may be handled.
Basic Language Audio Tours
No Information Available
Easy Read Material
No Information Available
Large Print Material
No Information Available
Dyslexia Friendly Material
No Information Available
Culinary / Dietary
Easy-use Cutlery
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Bottle / Food Warming
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High Chairs
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Special Diets
No Information Available
Health And Safety
Deep Water
No Information Available
Trip Hazard
Uneven surfaces and ruined walls.
Sheer Drop
Please be aware of the cliff edges. These are fenced and signs indicate dangerous areas.
Slip Hazard
Surfaces may be slippery when wet.
Steep Slope
No Information Available
Steep Stairs
Narrow spiral staircase in the castle (approx. 30 steps). No lift or ramp alternative.
Beware Of Traffic
No Information Available
Uneven Ground
Uneven grassed areas and surfaces within the ruins. Cobbled driveway underneath the Barbican.
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