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To access disabled drivers' car park (10 cars), drive up causeway from Front Street, through castle gatehouse and turn right. Visitors parking in village face a 150m uphill walk and 70m of cobbles at gatehouse. Ticket office is in gatehouse. There is additional pay and display parking at the Spanish Battery and along the coastal road which leads to Tynemouth.
Food And Drink
Vending machine on site. Wide selection of restaurants and cafes in the nearby town centre.
The priory provides a delightful location for a picnic with beautiful views over the river. There is a selection of picnic benches, grass and a small sheltered garden.
Shop selling a selection of English Heritage gifts.
Unisex and disabled toilets available. Baby changing facilities are also available.
The interactive 'Life in the Stronghold' exhibition (located in the Warrant Officer's House) takes visitors on a journey from Tynemouth's beginnings as an Anglo-Saxon settlement, a medieval monastery and Tudor fortification, right up to its importance as a WWII coastal gun battery.
Large grassed areas with wonderful views of the North Sea. Plenty of room for children to run and play, but no ball games, kites or bikes please. Concrete and tarmac pathways guide visitors around the site.
Baby Changing Facilities
Baby changing facilities are available.
Play Areas / Adventure Playground
Plenty of room for children to run and play, but no ball games, kites or bikes please.
Toy / Dressing Up Box
Monk's robes for children to dress up in.
"Step Inside" worksheets available for children.
Commercial Photograph And Filming
English Heritage welcomes all photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures with us on Flickr and Facebook.
We do have some restrictions at certain locations, so if photography is your main reason for visiting, please call the site ahead of your visit to check if any parts of the site are restricted.
We are keen to promote the use of our sites to location managers. If you are interested please go to (Filming Locations) for more information and contacts.
English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.
Membership starts from £48
Membership gives you unlimited access to castles and gardens, historic houses and abbeys, and kids go free ...