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.
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.Book your visit
Mobility / Older Visitors
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaHandrailsEasy-use CutleryAssistance Dogs WelcomeWheelchair LoanSite FoldersDog Bowl and ToiletingDog water bowl located by the admission point.Wheelchair AccessMost 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 DownVisitors with limited mobility can be set down at the entrance.Disabled ParkingFour 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 TransportNo Information AvailableStairsSteep steps to the gun battery. There is a ramp access to the Warrant Officer's house.Lift AccessNo Information AvailableSeating And RestpointsRest points and picnic benches dotted around the edge of the site.Pathways Surface And GradientsGravel 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 ToiletsHandrailsAssistance Dogs WelcomeBraille GuidesBraille SignageTorchesSensory ExperiencesNo Information AvailableDog Bowl and ToiletingDog water bowl located by the admission point.Handling ObjectsSelection of artefacts may be handled.Audio ToursNoSite ToursNo Information AvailableTactile ModelsNo Information AvailableAreas Of Low LightingNo Information AvailableColour ContrastsNo Information AvailableLarge PrintNo Information Available
Deaf / Hard of Hearing
Assistance Dogs WelcomeVibrating Fire AlarmsTour TranscriptsFilm SubtitlesBSL ToursAudio Installation TranscriptsDog Bowl and ToiletingDog water bowl located by the admission point.Induction LoopsInduction loop situated in the shop.
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaEasy-use CutlerySensory ExperiencesNo Information AvailableHandling ObjectsSelection of artefacts may be handled.Basic Language Audio ToursNo Information AvailableEasy Read MaterialNo Information AvailableLarge Print MaterialNo Information AvailableDyslexia Friendly MaterialNo Information Available
Culinary / Dietary
Easy-use CutleryBottle / Food WarmingHigh ChairsSpecial DietsNo Information Available
Health And Safety
Deep WaterNo Information AvailableTrip HazardUneven surfaces and ruined walls.Sheer DropPlease be aware of the cliff edges. These are fenced and signs indicate dangerous areas.Slip HazardSurfaces may be slippery when wet.Steep SlopeNo Information AvailableSteep StairsNarrow spiral staircase in the castle (approx. 30 steps). No lift or ramp alternative.Beware Of TrafficNo Information AvailableUneven GroundUneven grassed areas and surfaces within the ruins. Cobbled driveway underneath the Barbican.